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Broomstick League, the Quidditch take on Rocket League, releases next month

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So, there's this game called Rocket League, which is all about futuristic cars playing soccer with an oversized futuristic ball. But what if, instead of futuristic cars, you had flying broomsticks? And what if, instead of an oversized futuristic ball, you had a large-ish fantastical orb? That's Broomstick League, which bears more than a passing resemblance to both Rocket League and Harry Potter's beloved Quidditch. 

Chris wrote about Broomstick League last year, and it appears there's a little more to Broomstick League than its clearest videogame inspiration. There are spells you can use to warp around the arena, and you can also use spells to hit the orb / ball out of your opponent's range. There are three game modes: 1v1, 2v2 and 3v3, as well as the usual array of leaderboards, stats, and upgrade options. It wears its influences on its oversize sleeves, but it looks undeniably fun.

Broomstick League hits Early Access on March 5, where it will stay for around 9-12 months while the team finetunes, balances and adds new stuff (like arenas and customisation options). If you want to jump in sooner there's a beta test you can sign-up to.

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.