Rocket League Switch Release Date Finally Revealed, Coming Very Soon

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The Mario and Metroid-inspired Rocket League Battle-Cars in action. Psyonix

Rocket League on Nintendo Switch finally has a release date and price. As announced in a blog post on the Psyonix website, Rocket League will be available on Nintendo’s latest console starting on Nov. 14. That’s only two weeks away!

Psyonix also confirmed Rocket League will cost $19.99 (or your country’s equivalent) once it’s on the Nintendo eShop. This includes the same game modes as any other version of Rocket League , such as Dropshot, Hoops, online Seasons and ranked play. Switch owners will also be able to purchase all previously-released DLC vehicles. Additionally, there are Switch-exclusive Mario, Luigi and Samus Battle-Cars, along with the Super Star and Wave Beam boosts. For more information on the unique features of the Switch version of Rocket League, check out our story here.

The Switch version of Rocket League will also launch with several highly anticipated features. One of the most notable is the Cross-Play compatibility the Switch will have with gamers on PC and Xbox One. This means people with a Switch will be able to play with and against friends on these consoles. If you’re wondering why the PS4 isn’t included in this feature, blame Sony and get caught up with all that drama here. In short, Sony is playing the Think of the Children defense, which doesn’t really make much sense.

Of course, the Switch is built for local multiplayer and Rocket League doesn’t fail to deliver here, taking inspiration from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on how to best implement multiple players on the same screen. Due to screen size limitations, Rocket League will support two players while away from a TV and up to four players at once when the Switch is docked.

"We don’t think people want to squint that much to see four players on an undocked system," Psyonix Vice President Jeremy Dunham said in an interview with IGN.

So what do you think? Are you excited to play Rocket League on the Switch starting on Nov. 14? Will you be playing with friends on other consoles? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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