Shovel Knight is not going to be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, instead, having to pay for being an Assist Trophy (Waluigi treatment). But rivals of Aether today announced that it will add the indie game star to the game.
Shovel Knight joins rivals of Aether Roster! https://t.co/JYC9QD2nyX pic.twitter.com/f2WH4HIKnJ
– Aether Rivals (@RivalsOfAether) August 10, 2018
Rivals of Aether take a lot of inspiration from Super Smash Bros with its knock-them-off-the-edge mechanics, but it has mostly original characters. Rivets of Aether released to Xbox One and PC last year.
Shovel Knight is the game's second guest art after Ori, the star of hit Metroidvania and Xbox exclusive Ori and Blind Forest.
Shovel Knight has been one of the biggest indie hits in recent years, selling millions of copies. The final DLC expansion, King of Cards, will be released later this year.