Indie Super Smash Bros. inspired fighting game Rivals of Aether is finally set to leave Steam Early Access.
The game’s developer, Dan Fornace, confirmed the fighter would see its full release on March 28th of this year. Featured above, a slick launch trailer was released in celebration of the new launch date.
Here’s a rundown on the game:
RIVALS OF AETHER is an upcoming indie fighting game set in a world where warring civilizations summon the power of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. Choose a Rival to bring into the battlefield and manipulate the powers of the classical elements and animal movement. Untangle the mysterious conflicts of the planet Aether in Story Mode or take your combat skills online and challenge your friends across the world.
- Choose VERSUS MODE to duke it out in competitive 1v1 or 2v2 fights, or jump into a free-for-all.
- Play STORY MODE to learn the backstory 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.
- Take your skills online in ONLINE VERSUS! Play against your friends or test your skills by finding opponents through matchmaking.
You can find the game’s Steam page here.
It’s worth mentioning the game will get an Xbox One release sometime in late April / early May, according to Fornace’s planned post-launch schedule.
Following this, a guest DLC character and stage are planned for late May / early June, followed by a DLC expansion with four new characters, and finally a second guest DLC character and stage are planned for next winter.