Nintendo Switch is already home to the foremost platform-based free-for-all brawler, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For hardcore fans of that kind of game who own the Nintendo Switch, though, it’s nice to have options. You can already play one indie attempt at the genre in the form of Brawlhalla, but now another high-profile entry in the world of 2D arena brawling action, Rivals of Aether: Definitive Edition, is coming to the Switch this summer.
Confirmed at the Rivals of Aether Genesis 7 tournament, the Definitive Edition of the acclaimed indie brawler is set to include all previously released characters, stages, and modes for the long-supported competitive action game. Some of those characters will be familiar to fans of other major indie video game releases on the Nintendo Switch, with Shovel Knight of Shovel Knight fame and Ori & Sein from Ori and the Blind Forest being part of the roster.
Mod support was recently added to the PC version of Rivals of Aether, allowing players to share and download custom characters and stages to add to the game. While this feature won’t be included in the Nintendo Switch version of Rivals of Aether: Definitive Edition, every other mode from the original game will be available, including 4-player online capabilities.
Rivals of Aether: Definitive Edition is set to launch on Nintendo Switch and Steam in summer 2020.