RIVALS OF AETHER is an indie fighting game set in a world where warring civilizations summon the power of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. Choose a Rival to bring into the battlefield and manipulate the powers of the classical elements and animal movement. Untangle the mysterious conflicts of the planet Aether in Story Mode or take your combat skills online and challenge your friends across the world.

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Rivals of Aether Community Forecast

Hey everyone,

We want to share a few announcements today regarding Aetherboards and where we’re focusing our community efforts during 2017. Read on and let us know what you think of the news.


We will officially be retiring Aetherboards at the end of this month.  With the full game launch on the horizon we want to focus our community efforts and meet you where you’re most active.

You don’t have to worry that closing Aetherboards will make it harder to get in touch with us. We have quite a few popular hubs that we frequent that are also teeming with players. Check out the communities below if you want to discuss Rivals or find players.


Love is in the Aether – Valentine’s Update 0.15.9

Rivals of Aether Valentines Day Patch 0.15.9

Hey Everyone!

Love is in the air today, even in the world of Aether, and we’re back with our second update of 2017. Now you can grab your best friend or lover and hop online to battle against other players! We’re adding several cool additions this patch (including team battles) which have long been a requested feature. We’re also tweaking the balance after our amazing Genesis 4 tournament as we gear up for the full launch on Steam next month.  You can find the major features in patch 0.15.9 below. There won’t be very many more updates before 1.0 now!


Etalus Joins the Plush Roster

Etalus Plush Preorder Announcement

If you didn’t hear the news at Genesis 4 – Etalus is now available in adorable plush form! Just like our Orcane plushy, he’s crafted by Symbiote Studios and comes with an exclusive skin code for PC. Boasting the same large size and super soft minky fabric, he’ll be available initially through a pre-order run. This approach lets us make the plushes you want and not end up with too many, but it also means you’ll need to get in early to snag yours.

The plush is available here and is expected to ship in May of 2017. It will be available worldwide for all pre-orders. Let us know if you’d like to see other characters join the plush roster in the comments.

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