Nearly one year ago, Rivals of Aether crowned its first RCS champion, Fullstream, at Genesis 4. As one of the most high-profile events in the Platform Fighter community, Rivals’ inclusion at G4 marked the beginning of a truly remarkable year for the game. With Genesis 5 a month away, it seemed like a good time to take a moment and reflect on where Rivals has come in such a short time.
Doing a simple retrospective would have been easy. We’ve seen new characters released, the first guest character join the roster, the game’s biggest star get signed by one of the best fighting game teams in the world, and so much more. However, at its core Rivals of Aether owes all of its success to the incredible community. As a result, we instead decided to reach out to you to share your story about Rivals. We should know better at this point, but you really blew this thing out of the water. The outpouring of love for each other, our team, and the game was almost overwhelming.
In this article, we want to share these messages with the rest of the community. Unfortunately, we could not include every message here, but please know that we read every single one and appreciate so much that you took the time to share with us.