Australia and New Zealand alpha begins today.

Psyonix’s four-wheeled footie phenomenon Rocket League is heading to iOS and Android in the guise of “brand new” free-to-play spin-off Rocket League Sideswipe.

Sideswipe, which has actually been “developed from the ground up for mobile”, assures to provide the competitive car-based football action of the initial Rocket League, albeit with variety of modifications meant to make the experience more tasty on mobile phones.

Matches are now two-minute-long 1v1 or 2v2 affairs, for example, played out utilizing touchscreen controls and a brand-new side-on point of view.

Rocket League Sideswipe – Alpha Gameplay.

Local and online play are both supported, as is “robust” cars and truck customisation, and Psyonix assures “sophisticated mechanics” for those wishing to climb up the Competitive Ranks.

Rocket League Sideswipe is going for an around the world launch later on this year on iOS and Android, however gamers in Australia and New Zealand can take part in a limited-time Regional Alpha test from today on Android by means of the Google Play Store.

“We can’t wait to bring this brand-new take on Rocket League to mobile platforms all over,” states Psyonix in its announcement post. “Stay tuned to learn more in the next couple of months.”