SAN DIEGO – January 20, 2022 – Psyonix, the San Diego video game developer, in collaboration with artist GRIMES, announced a new in-game event called Neon Nights that will begin in Rocket League on January 26 on all platforms! Neon Nights is the first in-game event themed around a musical artist and will include new Event Challenges with GRIMES-themed items, the return of a Limited Time Mode, and Golden Moons!
The content featured in Neon Nights is:
- New Event Challenges – Players will be able to complete new Event Challenges to unlock items such as the “Player of Games” and “Shinigami Eyes” Player Anthems (“Shinigami Eyes” is a new song by GRIMES that will be released on January 26), GRIMES-themed Gravitator and Space Queen Toppers, Braided Trail, GRIMES Decal, GRIMES Wheels, GRIMES Player Banner, Fireworks (Multichrome) Universal Decal, and Uncanny Boost.
- Return of Heatseeker Ricochet – The chaotic Heatseeker Ricochet Limited Time Mode will be available for the duration of the event.
- Golden Moons – Players can earn Golden Moons that unlock items from the Impact, Nitro, and Overdrive Item Series.
During the same time Neon Nights is live, Rocket League will also be celebrating the Lunar New Year with the Year of the Tiger Free Bundle. The bundle can be claimed in the Item Shop and includes the Tiny Tiger Topper and Tyger Decal.
Neon Nights will be live in Rocket League from January 26 until February 8. For more information about the event, check out the latest blog post HERE
Claire Boucher is the producer of the alter ego Grimes, an award winning music video director as well as a music writer, artist, producer, engineer, singer-songwriter. The world got its first glimpse of this vision on her 2010 full-length debut, “Geidi Primes,” which drew its inspiration from the David Lynch adaptation of Frank Herbert’s “Dune.” Her sophomore outing, “Halfaxa,” followed the same year. Over the course of three weeks, 2012’s “Visions” came to life in her apartment and would be recorded solely on Garage Band. 2015 marked a commercial breakthrough on “Art Angels.” It appeared in the Top 5 of year-end lists by Pitchfork, Billboard, Consequence of Sound, The New York Times and Rolling Stone, in addition to being named Album of the Year by Stereogum, NME and Exclaim! In 2018, she made another conscious evolution, turning back to formative influences, such as Tool and Nine Inch Nails for inspiration — a style first hinted at on 2016’s “Suicide Squad” soundtrack contribution, “Medieval Warfare.” In 2020 she released “Miss Anthropocene,” a concept album about an anthropomorphic goddess of climate change, which received rave reviews. The album title stems from the words Misanthrope, “a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society” and Anthropocene, “the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.” In 2021 she set the NFT world on fire with the release of WarNymph Collection Vol 1 By Grimes x Mac. The collection contains 10 artworks, including a unique video work set to original music composed specifically for the project. Additionally Grimes appeared as a judge on Fox’s virtual avatar competition show, “Alter Ego.” Through the character of WarNymph and her decentralized AI girl group NPC, Grimes explores the fluidity of identity in the virtual age: the ability to create, augment and splinter ourselves into unlimited avatars.
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