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Rivals of Aether Gets New Shovel Knight DLC Character

Indie developer Dan Fornace has announced a new post-launch downloadable character for Rivals of Aether.

The platform-fighting game will get the iconic Shovel Knight as a DLC character sometime in September, for $4.99. The new DLC will also include the Troupple Pond stage from his game.

Here’s a brief overview of the new content:

Shovel Knight comes with a huge array of tools from his game and puts them all to use in Rivals of Aether. His attacks knock gems out of his opponents which he can collect to increase his treasure. By taunting, Shovel Knight can summon Chester and spend his treasure on upgrades. This allows players to customize each fight to their needs and experience even more of Shovel Knight’s abilities.

We are incredibly excited to bring such a well-known and beloved character to Rivals of Aether. We are even more excited about the unique playstyle that he brings to the table. Many of his attacks seem simple on first glance but have intricacies in how you can use them, similar to his abilities in his own game. Shovel Knight’s signature Shovel Drop is a big part of his game plan in Rivals of Aether and sets up for his combos.

Alongside the new DLC is the reveal for a “Definitive Edition” for the game, which includes all the launch characters, new online features, new Abyss Mode customizations, and more planned for a PC release sometime next year. There’s also a teaser for the game to head to other platforms.

Rivals of Aether is currently available for Windows PC and Xbox One.

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