Game Tech: One of the most innovative sports games in years is coming to the Nintendo Switch
is unlike any video game you’ve ever played. It’s essentially a game of
soccer, but with rocket-powered cars instead of human players.It’s one of my favorite games on the PlayStation 4
(it’s also available on Xbox One and PC via Steam), but later this
year, it will arrive on Nintendo’s newest console, the Switch, which
itself has been on a rocket ever since its release in early March.
Though most people have praised the Switch (myself included),
one of the biggest sticking points with critics has been its limited
roster of must-have games. Of course, this is understandable since the
console only launched about six months ago, but the addition of “Rocket
League” only makes the Switch a better sell. Two of the biggest hits on
the Nintendo Switch currently, “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” and “Splatoon 2,”
encourage people to play with and against each other, thereby taking
advantage of the Nintendo Switch’s unique multiplayer capabilities.
“Rocket League” fits that bill in a similar fashion, and it’s also a proven winner on other consoles, meaning it’s easy to recommend before it’s even released.
For the Nintendo Switch version, “Rocket League” maker Psyonix
created some new cars themed after Nintendo’s most famous mascots,
including Mario, Luigi, and Samus Aran of “Metroid” fame — all three of
these cars are featured in Psyonix’s new teaser for the game, which it
released on Wednesday night. You can watch that teaser below.