Rocket League Gets Mario, Luigi & Samus Battle-Cars
One of the best E3 surprises a few months ago was the reveal that Rocket League would be coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year. Since then we’ve learned that it will support cross-platform play, so Switch players will be able to match up with those on Xbox and PC. Today Psyonix has revealed that the Switch version of the game will also get exclusive vehicles: Mario NSR, Luigi NSR, and Samus’ Gunship. Each will have specialized boosts. Take a look!
Independent video game developer and publisher, Psyonix, revealed the Nintendo exclusive Battle-Cars coming to Rocket League in a new trailer.
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.
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