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!
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).
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!
@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.
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.
@nate38 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.