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Rivals of Aether reveals Shovel Knight

Posted on August 10, 2018 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

The newest character for Rivals of Aether was announced today. Shovel Knight is joining the fighter, as is his Troupple Pond.

Here’s the news straight from the team plus a first look at Shovel Knight in action:

Shovel Knight is joining the Rivals of Aether roster this fall! In a collaboration between Dan Fornace LLC and Yacht Club Games, Shovel Knight has been adapted to compete against the other Rivals. Shovel Knight will be available in September on Steam as a $4.99 DLC addition. It comes with the playable character Shovel Knight as well as the Troupple Pond stage from his game.

Shovel Knight comes with a huge array of tools from his game and puts them all to use in Rivals of Aether. His attacks knock gems out of his opponents which he can collect to increase his treasure. By taunting, Shovel Knight can summon Chester and spend his treasure on upgrades. This allows players to customize each fight to their needs and experience even more of Shovel Knight’s abilities.

We are incredibly excited to bring such a well-known and beloved character to Rivals of Aether. We are even more excited about the unique playstyle that he brings to the table. Many of his attacks seem simple on first glance but have intricacies in how you can use them, similar to his abilities in his own game. Shovel Knight’s signature Shovel Drop is a big part of his game plan in Rivals of Aether and sets up for his combos.

There was some misreporting earlier in the year that Rivals of Aether had been confirmed for Switch. While that is extremely likely and is heading in that direction (and why we’re mentioning the Shovel Knight news here), it’s technically not absolutely confirmed just yet. The team said a few months ago that a Switch port is being pursued, so there could be official news on that front in 2019. 

Thanks to StrawHatEevee for the tip.


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