Shovel Knight joins Rivals of Aether roster

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    Though Shovel Knight achieved Assist Trophy status in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, that won't be the only appearance the character will be making in a fighting game this year. The titular character from Yacht Club Games' indie hit will be joining Rivals of Aether as a new roster addition. Rivals of Aether is a Smash-like 2D sprite based party fighting game, where you have to knock other players off a stage, much like the game that it's based on. This marks the second guest character pack for the game, following Ori from Ori and the Blind Forest, who was added last year. You'll be able to play as Shovel Knight when he launches later this fall, for $4.99, on both Steam and Xbox One.

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  1. LinkmstrYT

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    You wanted to see where I live? You stalker...
    inb4 people start commenting how Shovel Knight is playable in Rivals of Aether, but no in Smash Ultimate.
     
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    I've never heard of this game until now.

    Holy crap I NEED this in my life!
     
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  3. pedro702

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    seems smash fever or something

    brawlout started adding indie characters like yooka-laylee, drifter, dead cells guy and some other i miss and its basicaly smash, now this again adding indie character to a smash style lol.
     
  4. sup3rgh0st

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    Rivals of Aether should add Waluigi now. /s
     
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    Back with kitty Zelda forever :D
    I think I tried shovel knight on 3ds or wii u (idr)
    didn't dislike, but didn't loved either
     
  6. Vieela

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    I really cannot play any other game that is smash-inspired if it's not Nintendo's. I think the characters are just the most remarkable thing of most of the game, and getting all of them out to replace with different ones, it kind just loses the whole essence of it tbh. I think the only game that sounded interesting to me even not being Nintendo's is the Jump Force one. But apart from that, no other "smash" game has really interested me.
     
  7. mileyrock2

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    he is also a fighter in blade strangers
     
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  8. Sonic Angel Knight

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    FINE! I'll be the only one who likes this post. *Sits with his Shovel Knight Amiibo* :ninja:

    Never heard of this game before, but if it's on switch I may try it. :)

    Kinda happy but sad at the same time, glad he is a popular character but sad he being reduced to cameo appearances like Rash from battletoads. :P
     
  9. RedoLane

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    Introducing: The Shovel Knight Everywhere Program
     
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    this is amazing, the animation is amazing, his sprites are amazing, everything is perfect, i'm glad i got this game
     
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    This inclusion makes me wonder if Smash will use Shovel Knight's RoA moveset, in the event that he becomes playable in a future installment a la Little Mac or Charizard.

    Other than that, loving the spritework they put on him. He looks incredibly fluid.

    Never really played Rivals of Aether that much, but, for what it's worth, it has a damn catchy soundtrack and some cool pixel art, especially on the backgrounds.
     
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    Dr. Wahwee's castle
    I personally couldn't care less about his being in Smash as playable.
     
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    The creators of Shovel Knight wished for it to become a household name, kinda like Mario. Seems they got their wish, or are ever on their path to it at least. Shovel Knight the game was a resounding success, and now you not only have appearances in indie games like this, but in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, too. What other indie character gets to stand alongside AAA titans in one game?
     
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    Shovel madness! The movements are so true to the game that it's amazing. Great job there.
     
  16. nWo

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    Played it once or twice, but never really hooked me up.
     
  17. Ricken

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    He looks really fun to play. I hope he doesn't end up objectively annoying like Clairen e_e
     
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  18. DS1

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    Yes!
    Yeah I was super surprised to find out this article wasn't about that.
     
  19. Joe88

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    The people at smash con seemed to like it, shovel knight it really turning into a household name now

     
  20. BLsquared

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    Very neat. His moveset reminds me of Mega Man's.
     
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