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Rivals of Aether dev pursuing Switch port

Posted on January 4, 2018 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Rivals of Aether is a very likely candidate for Switch. In a new blog post, creator Dan Fornace said that Switch is being prioritized. Right now, the team is “currently looking into developers who can help us port the game out of Game Maker Studio so we can release on the Switch.”

Originally released last year, Rivals of Aether is a fighting title “set in a world where warring civilizations summon the power of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth.” Each Rival in the game can use classical elements and animal movement in battle.

You can learn more about Rivals of Aether with the overview and trailer below.


Rivals of Aether is an indie fighting game set in a world where warring civilizations summon the power of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. Choose a Rival to bring into the battlefield and manipulate the powers of the classical elements and animal movement. Praised for its competitive gameplay and intensive training tools, Rivals of Aether is the perfect entry to the Platform Fighter genre.

Game Features

– Choose Versus Mode to duke it out in competitive 1v1 or 2v2 fights, or jump into a free-for-all.
– Play Story Mode to learn the backstory behind each rival and begin to uncover the hidden mysteries of Aether.
– Dive into Abyss Mode to see how many waves of shadowy fighters you can defeat and reach the leaderboards alone or with a friend. Customize your Abyss Mode builds and challenge your friends in Abyss Versus.
– Take your skills online in Online Versus! Play against your friends or test your skills in Ranked Mode to climb the leaderboard.
– Study Tutorial Mode to hone your skills from beginner to advanced lessons. Or boot up Practice Mode to get your hands on all the frame data and hitbox visualizations.

Assuming Rivals of Aether does come to Switch, it’ll be after the “Definitive Edition” launches this summer. This will feature new characters and improvements.


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