Workshop Character Pack Progress Update
Earlier this year, we announced that four new characters would be joining the Rivals cast in a free update coming late 2021. However, these characters all shared something never-before-seen in Rivals. Instead of coming from the minds of our dev team, they originated as some of the very best from the thousands of community-created Steam Workshop mods.
One character from each element has been chosen to officially join the Rivals universe! Mollo, Hodan, Pomme, and Olympia will be added to the game in a free update for both Rivals on Steam and Nintendo Switch. Each character will also come with their own stage skin and brand new music from RESOFORCE and flashygoodness.
Fans who’ve already played these characters in the workshop will also still have plenty to look forward to. This squad with their unique take on the Rivals classical elements aren’t just being added as-is. Their abilities, sprites, and story are being adapted into the official Rivals universe. You can even see Mollo appear in Future Imperfect Issue #3!
Players can look forward to plenty of animation and graphics updates from the original creators as well as Rivals animators Ellian and Jasontomlee, in addition to ability reworks and balance passes to ensure the characters are a natural addition to the cast.
As we work on balance testing and other exciting changes, here’s a few things we can tease from each character as we prepare them for release:
Mollo has all-new strong attacks accessible while not holding anything. His down strong throws a smoke bomb that deals knockback and allows him to dash out from either direction!
Hodan’s special attacks have been reworked a bit to add some extra spice to his game. His new neutral special spins him around, giving him a brief air stall and pulling in sweat spirits to empower a full-fledged water spout!
Pomme’s animations have been given a lot of love. Pomme’s DACUS allows her to power-slide like a true popstar!
Olympia’s crystal stun has been reworked to be unique from the rest of the cast. Her neutral special and her down special lock opponents in crystals for a short time before launching them upward upon shattering!
Which character are you looking forward to most?
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Definitely Pomme! I can’t wait to try her out.
Now this is epic. Can’t wait to see them in-game!
Yo hi Ridlay. Stop beating me in CoA
I cant wait to play Olympia, been hyped for her for so long and I absolutely cant wait to play her for hours!
Mollo might actually be good now!
I hope a rat falls in your Frosted Flakes
Very hyped. I only wish Hodan could get some new sprites because he really does look completely out of place from the rest of the cast with all that pillowshading.
Can’t wait to see this character pack drop. I’m excited to see these characters with the level of Rivals team’s polish.
So no Spongebob?
this looks really epic! i can’t wait to see the emotes and the other stuff too!!!
I really like Olympia’s animations.
This looks amazing so far!
Love all the new moves
I like the reworks! can’t wait to see how they feel
Yes, I’m very excited! I think I’m most excited for Mollo or Olympia!
Now I have to learn how to dacus
Olympia by far is my fav,just think of the possibilities!!!
I’ve played hodan since he dropped in workshop so definitely him
I am super excited for Olympia!
where is rollback???
this is epic!
I also saw olympia’s reworked animations in the trailer. Up tilt, up air, and forward air also have animations different from the current workshop animations, plus in the clip of her crystal stun, her forward air is a lot faster.
pomme got that waluigi slippery up smash 🥺🥺🥴🥺🥺🥺🥺
YOOOOOOOOOOOO LES GOOOOOOOOO
Any news on the characters theme songs. Still curious if the snippets of the first gameplay trailer were short versions of their themes. I look forward to learning more!
funky rat supremacy
They all look very cool.
But no Guadua? I really wanted them to be officially added. 🙁
Pomme looks so fun, and a good dacus makes her even more appealing. Can’t wait to play these characters in rollback <3
Which character are you looking forward to most? The answer is yes.
Pomme’s Dacus looks so damn cool bro.
Also I can’t wait to see what you can do with Mollo’s new down smash.
Bruh. Mollo, Hodan, and Olympia are the clear and obvious choice for anyone who is not a loser and would like a singing mouse. I mean, a moth with bombs, a baboon with a spa towel, and a RAT with shiny crystal fisticuffs. But for real, that singing mouse got me like. This will be the best update ever. #Poggers2021 #Moth #Baboon #Freakin’RAT #ThatSingingMouse
olympia for sure
what day is they coming out? plus im def playing mollo
im just here for mollo honestly