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Rocket League Switch sweet-ass rides trailer* shows off Mario, Luigi, Samus cars!
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August 24, 2017, 01:51:23
Free day one downloads! Get pumped!

As the holiday season draws closer, so too does Rocket League on Nintendo Switch!

As revealed in our Nintendo Direct E3 2017 trailer, Rocket League will indeed have exclusive customization items and Battle-Cars for that version of the game, and today we are excited to announce that the ‘Mario NSR,’ ‘Luigi NSR,’ and ‘Samus’ Gunship’ vehicles will be FREE unlockable Battle-Cars at launch!

For the curious, team color decides which version of the new Battle-Cars appear on the pitch. Players on the Orange team can use the ‘Mario NSR’ and ‘Samus’ Gunship,’ while Blue team members automatically equip the ‘Luigi NSR’ and a classic Samus color variation of her Varia Suit. Though both vehicles are FREE on Nintendo Switch, players will still need to unlock them in-game by completing certain requirements. More details on those later this year!

Along with the new Battle-Cars, Rocket League on Switch will also have several exclusive customization items. The ‘Mario’ and ‘Luigi’ Toppers (hats) can be used on any non-licensed customizable Battle-Car, while the ‘Super Star’ Rocket Boost can be used with the ‘Mario NSR’ and ‘Luigi NSR’ cars. Likewise, the ‘Wave Beam’ Rocket Boost is exclusive to ‘Samus’ Gunship.’

Look for more information on our Nintendo Switch release as we get closer to launch!


*I made up the name sweet-ass rides trailer.

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Posted: 08/24/17, 01:51:23  - Edited by 
 on: 08/24/17, 01:51:12    
Why not sign up for a (free) account and create your own content?
I'm okay with buying this again. I've played more than 2,500 matches on my PS4. I could probably play more than that on Switch.

Posted by 
 on: 08/24/17, 02:19:20
Yeah this game rules. It's fun when you're just starting out and mostly scoring by accident (and often not at all). It's fun when you start to get a handle on it and can actually move the ball where you want it to go, intentionally! It's fun when you finally can rocket up and hit a floating ball with a success rate approaching 30%! I don't know if it stays fun after that, but I assume it does.

This has cross-platform play with everything but PS4, right? I have it on Steam and would definitely be down to play with NW. If it's like the PC/XB1 crossplay I played last year, you can't party up and play against randoms, though. You can only set up a room to play with the people you invite and bots. Which can be fun, too, as long as you have enough people (preferably 4-6 I'd say).

Posted by 
 on: 08/24/17, 02:26:24  - Edited by 
 on: 08/24/17, 02:31:51
Yeah crossplay with everything but PS4. Which is annoying because my cousin has the PS4 version so I can't play him when I get it on Switch.

Posted by 
 on: 08/24/17, 02:43:27

Yeah, I definitely think it stays fun after that. Especially, if you dive into Ranked matches after getting used to the controls. I'm sure you've seen some of the professional matches. I was pretty amazed at how they can keep the ball in the air for the majority of the time!

Posted by 
 on: 08/24/17, 02:44:57
@Abdooooo Hmm, in one of those someone uses some power-up that spikes the ball to their car and then just flies into the goal... what is that?! I've never seen power-ups at all...

Posted by 
 on: 08/24/17, 02:53:49
@Abdooooo Yeah I've watched a few...pro-level Rocket League looks like a whole different game. It's also pretty hard for me to follow the strategy since the cars are constantly flying in and out of view, just looks like chaos. Which, I suppose even at that level, there's no shortage of unpredictable bounces.

@Zero They added a mode with powerups to the game after, like, a year or so. I've never actually played it, but it looks fun.

Posted by 
 on: 08/24/17, 03:13:23

Yep, just like @nate38 said, they added Rumble mode that incorporates crazy power ups. I'm not a huge fan of it but its nice to have something different to play from time to time. The spring loaded boxing glove has to be my favorite power up. My favorite mode, other than standard, is Drop Shot. You basically hit the ball into the ground and eventually those segments disappear for the ball (not the car) to pass through. When the ball drops through you score.

If you get a chance, try spectating some matches behind one car at a time. Its easier to follow what tactics some of them are using that way. That dynamic, ever-changing camera that they have sometimes doesn't help.

Posted by 
 on: 08/24/17, 05:22:10


ps. I know little of RL but it's intrigued me for a while. May bite on Switch.

pss. B-b-but Metroid is dead!!!

Posted by 
 on: 08/24/17, 05:51:23  - Edited by 
 on: 08/24/17, 06:06:48
Ummm..... if some cool toy company doesn't make a scale model of that Samus car complete with awesome LEDs around the rims then it's an utter tragedy. DO WANT.

Don't love Rocket League personally, but do want that car, like for real.

carlosrox said:
B-b-but Metroid is dead!!!
Do you no remember that Metroid Prime Federation Force, a full-fledged main-line Metroid game, was released last year?

Posted by 
 on: 08/24/17, 12:33:43
I remember really enjoying what I played of it, yes. I only stopped cuz my bro sucks at sticking with online games.

Posted by 
 on: 08/24/17, 21:31:43
I'm just kidding that was a very meh and forgettable game. Here's hoping the Mercury Steam game is much better.

Posted by 
 on: 08/25/17, 14:52:12
I have no doubts.

Posted by 
 on: 08/25/17, 21:09:04
The Samus car looks awesome.

Rocket League will be fun on the Switch, too. I hope that it runs well in splitscreen.

Posted by 
 on: 08/27/17, 22:53:51
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