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E3 2017: Rocket League announced for Nintendo Switch

Published by Jack Taylor     June 15, 2017     22:25 UTC

Nintendo and Psyonix have announced that Rocket League, the latter's sports-action game released to rave reviews in 2015, will launch for Nintendo Switch at the end of the year.

Rocket League was featured during Nintendo Spotlight at E3 2017, and fans quickly picked up on its inclusion in the presentation's introduction, while it was further featured later in the video.

Described as a "high-powered hybrid" of arcade soccer and driving, Rocket League will feature the same content as other versions of the game, in addition to exclusive new customisation options - a Mario hat was teased during the Spotlight - and Battle-Cars.

Eight-player online is also supported, and in a big push also seen with Minecraft at E3, the Nintendo Switch version of the game will support online cross-play with the PC and Xbox One versions.

Rocket League launches worldwide for Nintendo Switch at the end of the year.


Nintendo Switch Version to Include Exclusive Battle-Cars and Customization Items

SAN DIEGO, CA – June 13, 2017 – Independent video game developer and publisher, Psyonix, announced today that the sports-action hit, Rocket League, will arrive on the Nintendo Switch console this Holiday season.

Revealed during the Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017, Rocket League on Nintendo Switch will include the same features, upgrades and content that millions of players worldwide have come to know and love on other platforms, plus several exclusives available only to Nintendo Switch owners. Exclusive Battle-Cars and Customization items will also be available, including Mario and Luigi hat toppers to decorate your car, with additional details to be announced later this year.

Rocket League will support all of the various play modes on Nintendo Switch, including TV mode, Tabletop mode, Handheld mode, both Online and Local Multiplayer, and be available for 1-8 players. It will also launch with Cross-Network support for players to compete against opponents on other available platforms. Additional details on the Nintendo Switch version will be announced in the coming months.

Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade soccer and driving with rewarding physics-based gameplay, and will be celebrating its 2nd Anniversary this July. Boasting a community of more than 32 million players, Rocket League is currently available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC, Mac, and SteamOS via Steam, with the Nintendo Switch version to launch Holiday 2017.

Source: Psyonix