In what looks to be a mix of Smash Brothers with a classic arcade styling twist, developer Dan Forance is set to release his indie title Rivals of Aether tomorrow (July 13th) on the Xbox One Game Preview Program. Below are the description and features of this much anticipated hit:

RIVALS OF AETHER is an indie fighting game set in a vast new world featuring a unique roster of characters known as Rivals. Instead of looking toward traditional fighting games, RIVALS OF AETHER is primarily inspired by the platform fighting series Super Smash Brothers. Rivals each utilize one of four classical elements – Fire, Water, Air or Earth, as they compete for the dominance of their home world, Aether. Every Rival possesses skills which can manipulate the battlefield in their own way, such as Fire Pits, teleportation Puddles, speed-increasing Wind Currents and towering Rock Pillars. Featuring incredibly fun couch multiplayer as well as the depth for competitive 1v1, RIVALS OF AETHER is planned for release in 2015.


  • Choose VERSUS MODE to duke it out in competitive 1v1 or 2v2 fights, or jump into a free-for-all.
  • Play RIVALS MODE to learn the story 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 rival for ABYSS VERSUS and see how you fare against other customized fighters.


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