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!
Wow that Samus car is cool! Since this game supports cross-platform play, does that mean Xbox/PC players can select the Samus or Mario cars?
I hope not. Those were always nice little perks for buying the Nintendo version of a game. Thinking of Soul Calibur 2, Rayman Legends, etc.
Edit: OK I actually read the article and the car designs are indeed Nintendo exclusive. Neat!
So yes, you are correct about console exclusivity. The question I had was about cross-play. It turns out your mario/Luigi/samus cars will be shown as generic stock cars (with matching hit boxes) to PC/Xbox/PS4 players. The same way that the Sweet Tooth (PS4) and Warthog (Xbox) cars are also replaced on opposing systems.
I'm in the opposite camp. I wish they remained console exclusive for use, but opposing systems could still see them. Would just add to the online atmosphere, and make for some cool rivalries.
I don't think anyone other than really hard-core Mario or Luigi fans are going to use those two, now that we've seen the Samus' Gunship design.XD