With May the 4th – better known as Star Wars Day – right around the corner, countless video games and other media are eagerly cashing in on their opportunities to capture some of the Star Wars hype. While other celebrations of one of the world’s nerdiest holidays might include sales on Star Wars-themed merchandise, movie marathons, or even parties with themed food and drinks, Psyonix’s Rocket League has decided to join in on the celebrations with cars themed after everyone’s favorite droids in a Star Wars Droids bundle – and we couldn’t be more excited.
What is Rocket League? Well, if You Didn’t Know…
Released by Psyonix in 2015, Rocket League is probably best known for being the game where players can drive cars around giant stadiums to win soccer games – and for being free to download on all of its platforms, which include PlayStation 4 and 5, Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox Series X and Xbox One. Describing itself as a “high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem,” Rocket League was Psyonix’s second attempt at rocket-powered vehicular soccer: in 2008, the company released Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle Cars for the Playstation 3 – the concept was largely the same as Rocket League, which would see the concept of rocket-powered soccer polished in a more advanced game with a much more compact name.
In the eight years since its release, Rocket League has become famous for its fun, brightly-colored atmosphere, even being awarded the Game Award for Best Sports/Racing Game the year it debuted. Some of the largest draw to the game, aside from its easy availability and massive, cross-platform multiplayer gameplay, is the wide array of customization options available to players for the cars they drive in-game – it’s even possible to build your very own car from the group up with the game’s blueprint feature. Part of these customization options is themed packs released by Rocket League, usually available for special events, holidays, or company collaborations, like the recent Rocket League x Hot Wheels crossover.
Rocket League x Star Wars: A Match Made in Heaven
In the continuation of this customization tradition and in the spirit of Star Wars Day, Rocket League has recently announced the upcoming release of a Star Wars-themed bundle that will allow players to make their cars take after everyone’s favorite droids from Star Wars. The bundle’s trailer, available in full below, features four themed Rocket League cars: there’s a C-3P0 Pack that includes a plated gold Fennec design and matching wheels, an R2-D2 Pack with a blue-and-white Octane design, a BB-8 Pack with an orange-and-white Takumi design and an adorable topper and a K-2SO Pack with a darker dray Dominus design and matching wheels. The C-3PO and K-2SO packs will reportedly cost 500 in-game credits, while the R2-D2 and BB-8 packs are marked slightly higher at 800 credits.
Other items are available in Rocket League‘s item shop for Star Wars Day are said to include the “R2-D2 Player Anthem”, which adds droid whistles and beeps every time the player scores, the “Droid” player title, the “Rust Bucket” player title and a free “R2-D2 (Twin Suns)” player banner. All of the items and all four car packs come included in Rocket League‘s “STAR WARS Droid Bundle,” but can also presumably be purchased separately if you’d rather pick and choose your themed rewards.
All of the items included in the Rocket League x Star Wars collaboration will be available in Rocket League‘s item shop between May 4th and May 16th, giving players two weeks to purchase or claim their items. So far, responses to the Star Wars pack announcement are largely positive, but what do you think? Are you excited for the Star Wars Day x Rocket League crossover? Let us know in the comments!