James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5 is coming to Rocket League for a restricted time


Would you pay $10 for the privilege of strapping rocket boosters to James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5 vehicle and utilizing it to attain spectacular gravity-defying objectives with a large ball? Rocket League is formally making that attainable from Thursday, July twenty ninth by means of August 4th.

Epic Video games developer Psyonix says it’s signed a multiyear take care of MGM and Aston Martin to deliver 007 to the vehicular sporting recreation — beginning, in fact, with the ‘60s traditional made well-known by Goldfinger however nonetheless stealing scenes as lately as Skyfall and the upcoming No Time to Die.

Will I purchase it, although? Nah — as a result of apart from the teaser atop this publish, there doesn’t appear to be a lot Bond about Rocket League’s model apart from the DB5’s historic affiliation with the franchise. I wasn’t anticipating ejector seats, however Psyonix candidly tells me it received’t have any of the gadgety animations that may set Bond’s model aside. Turning the snazzy secret auto-rotating license plates right into a easy door for the rocket engine? I suppose that’s one thing.

I’ll in all probability save that cash towards Lego’s gadget-filled DB5 mannequin, whereas I wax nostalgic over these pictures I took of actual Bond vehicles on the London Movie Museum. I captioned a few of these pics for Gizmodo in the event you like, although my publish there has fairly a couple of extra embedded advertisements than the final time I noticed it.

The Rocket League DB5 will value 1,100 credit, or roughly $10. It is going to include “007’s Aston Martin DB5 Paint End (which resembles the signature Silver Birch coloration of the Aston Martin), Aston Martin DB5 Engine Audio, Aston Martin DB5 Wheels, and a Reel Life Decal,” in accordance with a press launch.