Rocket League Getting Exclusive Battle-Cars On Nintendo Switch, Transparent Goalposts Coming In Upcoming Update

By Mike Sousa on August 24, 2017, 11:29AM EDT
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Developer Psyonix revealed that the Nintendo Switch version of Rocket League will receive two exclusive Battle-Cars.

Available as special unlockables when Rocket League launches on 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.

In addition, Psyonix also announced that Rocket League will soon receive a new update that will bring one of the most requested features: transparent goalposts. Transparent Goalposts will add transparency to the goals, goalposts, and specific pieces of the Arena wall. More specifically, you will soon be able to see through parts of the Arena that were previously solid structures (depending on your position and camera view). When defending in-goal, for example, the posts and walls around you will become transparent for better vision. The same goes for players who hug Arena walls on offense or defense, because the quarterpipe will be see-through as well.

Whether or not the walls and posts are transparent or opaque depends entirely on your position; so, while someone sitting inside the goal will be able to see through the walls as previously mentioned, players out on the field who might be in the corner near a boost sphere will still see the goal just as they do now -- as a solid object.

This new update will go live sometime this fall.

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