Super Smash Bros. is a wonderful game and while many others have tried to mimic Nintendo’s brawler, most have just landed up being rather mediocre. So when an indie developer put up their Super Smash Bros. Melee inspired game on Steam Early Access it definitely garnered a bit of attention from Smash fans and has even developed a bit of a competitive scene.
Rivals of Aether has been in Early Access for over a year now and, with its launch trailer, will now officially release on the 28th of March.
…as if we needed another game for March. All jokes aside, I have kept my eye on this game for quite a while and while it may take a while to become popular, I will definitely be picking it up after release to play with friends. There just isn’t much in the way of decent Smash clones on the PC and now that Rivals of Aether is soon approaching release it may just be able to scratch that itch.
If you’re interested in seeing what the Rivals of Aether competitive scene is able to do, why not check out these Genesis 4 highlights? Rivals of Aether was able to bring together its largest competitive tournament together at the predominantly Smash event, seeing even the top European player make the trip to compete.