Cars based on the legendary plumber duo of Mario and Luigi — as well as the intergalactic bounty hunter Samus — have been revealed exclusively for the Nintendo Switch version of Rocket League.
The Nintendo themed skins were revealed as part of a trailer from Psyonix — developers of the popular car-soccer-gone-esport game. While certainly a cinematic, the footage shows that the cars will most likely have special boost trails to go with each car: rainbow trails and stars for Mario and Luigi, and a purple galaxy trail for Samus. The development team goes into even more detail on the official Rocket League website…
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.’
Although no exact release date had been given yet, Rocket League is still slated to release this holiday season on Nintendo Switch.