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For those eagerly awaiting the next fighter reveal for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, similar-style brawler Rivals of Aether now has new content available that may whet your appetite in the meantime.

The PC version of the game added Steam Workshop support back in 2019, and the community has produced a ton of excellent playable fighters since then. The development team has now curated the very best fan creations and is officially introducing four original characters into the Nintendo Switch and Steam versions of the game via the Workshop Character Pack.

The new fighters include Mollo, the Smoldering Rage; Hodan, the Hot Springs Sage; Pomme, the Superstar Songstress; and Olympia, the Amethyst Fist. Their designs are fantastically unique and they all seem right at home among the rest of the official cast.



If you’re new to Rivals of Aether, we gave the game a glowing review last year, praising it as “a more competitive alternative to Super Smash Bros.” and stating that fans of Melee’s fast-paced fighting in particular “should absolutely check the game out.”


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Written by Reece Heather

A lifelong Nintendo fan and a longtime editor at Zelda Universe, Reece will forever be grateful that he somehow dodged the Naughty List of Christmas 1998, when Santa delivered the life-changing gift of a Nintendo 64 with Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Mario Kart 64. When he's not playing games, Reece is usually reading Punisher comics, delving helplessly into the weirdest depths of anime and manga, or spending time with his cocker spaniel Gracie -- the goodest girl ever!