Rocket League seeing retail release on Switch in January, dubbed the Collector's Edition

The most frequent question we’ve received from Nintendo Switch fans since our digital release this past November has been, “When can we expect a physical version of Rocket League to come to store shelves?”

We are pleased to say that the answer to that question is...

January 16 for North America
January 24 for Australia and New Zealand
January 25 for Central Europe
January 26 for remaining Europe, Israel, Middle East, Russia, and South Africa (players in Europe should contact their local retailer for availability details)

This new, physical Switch version will also be distributed by our new partner, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Check out the box art down below!

Dubbed Rocket League Collector’s Edition, the retail version of Rocket League on Switch will mirror those available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with an MSRP of $39.99. What’s in it? This!

Rocket League Full Game

Supersonic Fury DLC Pack

Revenge of the Battle-Cars DLC Pack

Chaos Run DLC Pack

Aftershock DLC Car

Marauder DLC Car

Esper DLC Car

Masamune DLC Car

Customization Items inspired by DC Comics’ The Flash

Limited Art Print by Psyonix Concept Artist, Jay Zhang

As many of you have likely noticed, the MSRP for Rocket League Collector’s Edition is $10 more on Nintendo Switch than the same version on other platforms. As much as we tried to keep the retail price down, the reality of the Switch’s increased cartridge manufacturing costs meant that the MSRP had to be higher as well. That said, we are still VERY confident that players who join us from the retail side will get plenty of enjoyment from what Rocket League has to offer and we look forward to welcoming them to the community next month!

Categories: Press Releases, Consoles
Tags: eshop, switch


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Honestly I rather pay 10 bucks extra just to not have to use CDs anymore. I always hated how easily they can scratch/break. Inb4takecareofyourstuff. Also faster loading and no moving parts for the system.

Sad to see that it's $10 more on Switch. Sad

dreaded Switch tax!
But I'm gonna buy it again it looks like, gotta have a retail copy.

Another day, another game's price suffering from Nintendo's choice of expensive proprietary media.

Honestly I rather pay 10 bucks extra just to not have to use CDs anymore. I always hated how easily they can scratch/break. Inb4takecareofyourstuff. Also faster loading and no moving parts for the system.

Wed Dec 13 17 03:29pm
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Yup, I hate disc drives so much. Number 1 thing to break on a console. Of course I understand that they were the best option for years, but I'm happy their days are numbered.

I don't understand how anybody can blame Nintendo for using game cards on this system especially. What was the other option? Mini-discs? Want to make the system bulkier and drain the battery life even more?

Wed Dec 13 17 07:33pm
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People in the industry have time and time again stated that the price of the carts are not worth $10. Its true that the carts are more expensive that CDs, but not $10 expensive. Publishers are clearly taking advantage of people and just rounding off the costs to $10.

Wed Dec 13 17 07:44pm
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I wish someone would just reveal what the actual increased cost of using a cartridge is. If it is $7.00+, I can stomach the $10 increase. But if it is $3.00 or less they should just eat the cost. $4-6 I could understand a $5 increase.

From what I have seen online, I think its along the $2-$3 range, but yeah we don't really know the actual value. Since people seem to be buying them regardless of the price, I think we will continue to see this practice even if the carts become cheaper :/.

Another day and you're still working for the wrong website.

Wed Dec 13 17 03:24pm
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They could release it at $30 if they wanted, as other indie devs do it all the time, but whatever. I agree that I don't really mind the extra $10 Switch tax so long as the publisher is using the proper sized game card and not making their customers download half the game. Preordering on Amazon Prime knocks that extra $10 back off too.

I was thinking of downloading this the other night, but now I'll probably wait for this version. Not like I'm hurting for other stuff to play in the meantime.

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