Start your engines: Rocket League releases on the Nintendo Switch, with crossplay to PC and Xbox One

Start your engines: Rocket League releases on the Nintendo Switch, with crossplay to PC and Xbox One
Jake Tucker

Vehicular kickabout Rocket League releases on the Nintendo Switch today, opening up a whole new audience to the esports success story.

Nintendo revealed Rocket League for their handheld console during their E3 presentation in June this year, showing that players would soon be able to score flawless goals on the move, with Psyonix delivering the full package of content, features and upgrades that the developer have added to Rocket League since it’s 2015 release.

There are Mario, Luigi and Samus themed cars that players can unlock, but players will have to unlock them. Don’t get out your pitchforks just yet though, the items are rewards for completed matches, and they are totally free.

This weekend saw the Rocket League Championship Finals (RLCS), with Gale Force Esports pocketing the lion’s share of the $150,000 prize pool.

The Switch version is a massive boon for the game’s competitive scene as Rocket League’s cross platform play, until this point only for PC and Xbox One players, is now extended to the Nintendo Switch. This means esports players can practice on the move but also, as above, that the Switch’s audience is now Rocket League’s audience too.

You can pick the game up on the Nintendo eShop for $19.99. or your regional equivalent.

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