Rocket League is becoming a real-life Hot Wheels set – CNET

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Rocket League is becoming a real-life Hot Wheels set.


Rocket League pits rocket-powered Battle-Cars into intense soccer matches on nearly every video game system, and now it’s becoming a real-life Hot Wheels set.

The Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals set, announced Tuesday by game developer Psyonix and Mattel, recreates the arena from the video game, the Octane and Dominus Battle-Cars as well as the Rocket League ball. The $180 (roughly £130, AU$230) package also includes a boost pad that charges up the cars as well as the ball, and the scoreboard will track any goals that are scored with sound effects.

Both cars are controlled through Bluetooth from a phone or tablet, so no remote controllers are needed. Game codes that can be used with a separate copy of the Rocket League video game will also be included, which will unlock access to unique in-game items that are being announced at a later date.

The Rocket League set isn’t the first time Mattel’s Hot Wheels brand has turned a video game into a real-life set. The company released a Mario Kart-themed track last year that it debuted at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, complete with the ability to hurl virtual shells and drop bananas.

The Rocket League set will be on display at at Toy Fair 2018, which begins Friday in New York City. It’s scheduled for release during the holidays late this year. Should we see it this weekend, we’ll update to let you know if the cars are able to fly around like they do in the video game.

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