If you haven’t yet heard, Rocket League is coming to Nintendo’s Switch later this year.
If you haven’t heard of Rocket League, it’s like soccer, but you use cars instead of people.
The game has seen a massive following on every other console, but now that the game is finally coming to Nintendo, they had to throw the exclusives in there. And why not? Minecraft did it. Lego games have done it. Hell, even Skylanders. To deny Nintendo an exclusive would simply be un-American.
As you can see from the above image, the exclusives here are, what else, cars. Battle cars that look like Nintendo characters.
Available as special unlockables when Rocket League launches on Nintendo Switch™ in Holiday 2017, the first Battle-Cars named Mario NSR and Luigi NSR are based on the iconic Nintendo characters. Whether or not players use the Mario or Luigi NSR will depend on which team color they select before the match — Mario for the Orange team and Luigi for the Blue team. The second exclusive Battle-Car is Samus’ Gunship based on the protagonist of the beloved Metroid franchise. Samus’ Gunship also has two different variations based upon what team color a player chooses, and are styled after different Varia Suits.
Both cars also have specialized boosts, called “Super Star” for the Mario and Luigi NSR and “Wave Beam” for Samus’ Gunship. The Nintendo Battle-Cars and other Nintendo Switch additions, including local wireless multiplayer and Mario and Luigi Toppers, will be available when Rocket League comes to Nintendo Switch, Holiday 2017.
Check out the trailer below:
ABOUT ROCKET LEAGUE®
Winner or nominee of more than 150 “Game of the Year” awards, Rocket League is one of the most critically-acclaimed sports games of our generation. Boasting a community of more than 35 million players, Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem with easy-to-understand controls and fluid, physics-driven competition. Available digitally on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC, Mac, and SteamOS via Steam, Rocket League includes more than 100 billion possible customization combinations, a fully-featured offline season mode, multiple game types, casual and competitive online matches, and special “Mutators” that let you change the rules entirely.
Maybe, just maybe, we’ll see a car come along that looks like a Mario Kart.
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