The team behind Rivals of Aether have announced that their Smash Bros style fighting game will be leaving Xbox Game Preview on August 23rd, with Ori from Ori and the Blind Forest being made available as a playable character. You'll even get a new stage based on The Spirit Tree to boot! The move to full game status also brings the Xbox version more in line with the Steam version, which has been out of Early Access since March. It'll come with a whole host of content, such as: Story Mode Abyss Mode New Single Player and Co-op Leaderboards Currency ... Read More »
If you haven't been playing Rivals of Aether, you should be. Especially if this glowing preview by a certain bearded chap is anything to go by. However, if you have, you'll have noticed that PC players have been received a couple of updates that we haven't been privy to.Worry not though, fellow Rivals, as today saw the release of Patch 0.15.4, which brings us back up to speed with the PC release. For the full list of features and balance changes, check out the blog post from the developers here, but we'll run through a few of the highlights: Button-testing whilst ... Read More »
You ever just thought to yourself “I know what I want: Smash Bros without all the licensed characters”? If so, you’ve been asking for Rivals of Aether. More than just a clone or a carbon copy, though, Rivals of Aether understands the formula of Smash Bros better than other contenders like Playstation All-Stars or... Kung-Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legend or whatever the hell crap title that game had. Rivals of Aether is a cut above those games and, more than that, a deserving alternative to the Nintendo powerhouse. In fact, when comes to learning how to play the game, ... Read More »
In case you didn't know, Xbox allows certain games to 'test' the water on Xbox One. Utilising the Game preview section, devs are able to have their game in the store in a type of pre-release format. This allows them to optimise the game and iron out any major bugs before the final release, it also means that for you - the consumer - you have access to an 'as yet' unfinished game at a reduced cost. It's a gamble, to say the least, as purchasing a preview game will ultimately have one of 2 outcomes. Either you will get the game at a ... Read More »
Indie fighter that is pixel perfection Welcome to a vast new world featuring a unique roster of characters known as the Rivals, each Rival can harness and manipulate one of four classical elements - Fire, Water, Air or Earth. Use these powers wisely as you compete for the dominance of their home world, Aether. You'll quickly find out that each character possesses different skills which can command the battlefield in their own way such as Fire Pits, Teleportation Puddles, Speed-Increasing Wind Currents and Towering Rock Pillars. Instead becoming another traditional fighting game, we find a true indie beauty that is primarily inspired by the all ... Read More »
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