Today, the Rivals of Aether Workshop Creator Pack dropped on Switch, bringing four community-made characters to the game. The new content can be accessed right now by downloading a free patch. Releasing a few days earlier than planned (you can even see “February 3rd” on the official art for the update), Rivals of Aether creator Dan Fornace broke the happy news earlier today via Twitter.
The Workshop Pack is live on Rollback Beta on Steam!
Rather than making the Switch players wait until Thursday by themselves, we also set the patch live on Switch today! You can play as all 4 new characters in the free update right now! pic.twitter.com/gLKR7pWpfK
— Dan Fornace (@danfornace) January 31, 2022
While waiting for the patch to download onto your Switch, you can check out a new trailer for the Rivals of Aether Workshop Character Pack below.
Additionally, here is a bit of information on each new character, as provided on the official Rivals of Aether website:
The Smoldering Rage from the future is here! Mollo is taking a break from the rebellion against the treacherous Loxodont to utilize his explosive arsenal of weapons in an all new battlefield. Item management and stage control are key to mastering this moth, as he can do serious damage from a distance, or up close and personal.
The Hot Springs Sage cannonballs into Rivals of Aether! Hodan uses his expert technical abilities to empower himself when the time is right. Build charge by holding a downward directional input, then unleash the beast with powerful secondary versions of key moves.
The Superstar Songstress has arrived on the scene and is ready to put on a show! Pomme’s unique understanding of sound waves allows her to quite literally float through the air, making her a potent threat in even the hardest to reach corners of the battlefield.
The Amethyst Fist puts her deep understanding of martial arts to the test as she brawls her way through Aether! Olympia is a fundamental warrior with a clear game-plan of hitting her opponents hard and making each hit count. Stand your ground and strike fear into your opponents, because this one is going to hurt.
Alongside each new character, Rivals of Aether players on Switch and PC can also access new stages, music, and Abyss Runes. Additionally, PC players can look forward to the game receiving rollback netcode in just two days (no such luck for Switch players). Originally announced for Switch in August 2019, it is great to see Rivals of Aether still receiving support on the system.
Are you a fan of Rivals of Aether on Switch? Will you be testing out the free new characters? Let us know in the comment section below.