Rivals of Aether (RoA for short) is an indie fighting game mainly inspired from the fighting series Super Smash Brothers. It was developed by Dan Fornace and Flashygoodness and fully released in 2017 on PC and Xbox One.

History Edit

Rivals of Aether began development in April of 2014. In July 2014 the game was announced and the first two characters (Zetterburn and Orcane) In August of 2014 it was announced the game would be released on Xbox One as part of the ID@Xbox Program. In 2015, the game entered early access on Steam. Rivals of Aether's full release was March 28, 2017 for PC and August 23, 2017 for Xbox One.

Gameplay Edit

Rivals of Aether a platform fighting game set in a world where warring civilizations of classical elements compete for dominance in their home world of Aether. There are currently 11 stages along with 8 normally playable characters and 5 DLC guest characters; Ori and Sein, Ranno, Clairen, Sylvanos, and Elliana. There is still one more guest DLC character in development.


There are currently twelves playable characters confirmed in Rivals of Aether, eight of them playable when the game is first booted up, two of them locked and need to be purchased with in-game currency to unlock and four downloadable characters.

Stages Edit

There are currently twelve stages in Rivals of Aether, with three of them locked from the start and need to be unlocked via gaining certain achievements and one downloadable stage.

Modes Edit

Versus Mode

Story Mode

Abyss Mode

Abyss Versus

Online Play Edit

The game uses a Peer 2 Peer system for Online play. You can choose to find a random online opponent or play with one of your registered friends. The online supports 1 versus 1 or 2 versus 2. Ranked mode only connects to players with a similar rank and you can choose to not deny the match if the connection is slow.

There is a connection speed number in the lower right corner during matchmaking and actual fighting. However, it is recommended to get in touch with your region's community via their Discord server if you want to make sure to have non-laggy matches.

Reception Edit

Rivals of Aether was positively received by critics and fans.