Psyonix revealed on Thursday that they were going to release real-life toys, too. Rocket League is a game where you can play soccer with virtual rocket-powered cars and now the developers will release the real-life versions of these cars.
The toys will be called “Original Minis”. No, these ones are not rocket powered, but they use pull-back technology. This means that, if you pull them backward on a flat surface, they gather energy and are propelled forward in a straight line.
The first bundle of cars will be out this spring and it includes 12 different types of cars. More types of products are bound to appear later this year.
All the Original Minis models are based on the cars in Rocket League, including Dominus, Masamune, Octane, X-Devil, Backfire, Merc, Hotshot, and Grog. Also, they announced that each model will feature a collectible variant for decoration that can be purchased separately.
All the cars come in a special Rocket League ball and a limited number of them may contain codes for wheel decorations and exclusive rocket trails in the game. If you die of curiosity, you will have to wait a bit more until the official release date and the exact information on the price is made public.
The Rocket League game struck incredible success after its release and gained massive popularity over the years. It was launched in 2015 and was available for free during the first month to PlayStation Plus subscribers. Then, the game became available for Windows, Xbox One, and even OS X and Linux.
The game is a sequel of a 2008 game called Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars. The prequel was not so popular, but Rocket League gathered 15 million players and sold 5 million copies. It also fashions special competitions held through Psyonix’s Rocket League Championship Series and Major League Gaming, or the ESL.
The developer Psyonix is launching the cars in collaboration with Zag Toys, a company that has previously produced toys for Transformers, Marvel, or Steven Universe. Rocket League Fans everywhere can be sure that of the high quality of the toys and should prepare for the incoming release.
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