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Rocket League finally has a release date on the Nintendo Switch

by Eric Frederiksen | October 31, 2017October 31, 2017 10:00 am PST

While all you Switch owners out there are probably playing Super Mario Odyssey right now, you’ve got a great distraction coming up. Developer Psyonix announced this summer that its multiplayer mega-hit Rocket League would come to Switch – in addition to its huge player base on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One – this year. Now, we finally have a release date and a price, and both are pretty pleasing. Rocket League will hit Switch on November 14 for $20.

The Switch edition includes all the modes from other versions on the game, including both local and online play, and the game features Switch-exclusive content including Mario, Luigi, and Samus cars.

The best part, though, is how the multiplayer works. While some Switch games require the use of an outside app, you can pop into a game just like you do in any other platform, according to a statement from Psyonix to VentureBeat. Further, you’ll be able to play with anyone playing on Xbox One or PC. That means that right from day one, we’ll have a huge group of people to play with. This is one of the very first cross-platform multiplayer games that pulls in not just PC but other consoles, right alongside Minecraft. Like that game, though, PlayStation 4 hasn’t joined the fray yet, for whatever reason.

As if we didn’t already have enough great reasons to pick up a Switch, play-anywhere Rocket League with cross-platform play is just a cherry on top of an already appealing dessert.

Rocket League hits Switch on November 14, 2017.

Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...