Soon you'll be able to play Rocket League in real life

Rocket League's tournament mode beta coming Feb. 21

With Hot Wheels making its way onto the tracks in Rocket League, an IRL RC counterpart isn't that surprising.

The sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, Rocket League expands on its successful pedigree with improved graphics and physics systems, a robust new single-player campaign, considerable customization options, and a fully-charged multiplayer game geared for a next-generation action-sports experience. No, the boost pads don't work, but at least it should come with an LCD scoreboard. The set will feature bluetooth-connected Octane and Dominus Battle-Cars which players will be able to control with their own smart devices.

This promotion is an offshoot from the huge Hot Wheels collaboration between Rocket League and the toy manufacturer, so it looks like this was a match made in heaven. And while the cars aren't likely to jump, that's nothing some well-placed firecrackers can't fix.

"We're thrilled to further our partnership with Hot Wheels and bring Rocket League to life with this upcoming toy set", said Jeremy Dunham, Psyonix's vice president of publishing. It's a set that comes with two smartphone-controlled cars, as well as a play mat with goals, an IR ball, and a charging mat for the cars and the ball. But that's just the beginning of what we have planned. No Australian price yet, but it'll run you $US179.99 ($229) in the United States - quite a bit more than a copy of Rocket League. To see more of this awesome toy set, Hot Wheels is revealing it at the New York Toy Fair event.

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