Workshop Character Pack Progress Update

13.07.2021, 10:05

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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

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

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

Pomme’s animations have been given a lot of love. Pomme’s DACUS allows her to power-slide like a true popstar!

Olympia


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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eggmar
14 days ago

hype

Ydrick
14 days ago

hype!

Joe Barrood
14 days ago

Definitely Pomme! I can’t wait to try her out.

Jetie
14 days ago

Lol

Ridlay
14 days ago

Now this is epic. Can’t wait to see them in-game!

joseph mother
14 days ago
Reply to  Ridlay

same

Last edited 14 days ago by joseph mother
DEMIURGE
14 days ago
Reply to  Ridlay

Yo hi Ridlay. Stop beating me in CoA

TieTheFox
14 days ago

I cant wait to play Olympia, been hyped for her for so long and I absolutely cant wait to play her for hours!

joseph mother
14 days ago

joe mama

Sprout | Dustin Vanish
14 days ago

Mollo might actually be good now!

Civic
14 days ago

delete pomme

saucy
13 days ago
Reply to  Civic

I hope a rat falls in your Frosted Flakes

Tartsaus
14 days ago

Mollo

sushi
14 days ago

why

Lyn
14 days ago

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.

Jetto
14 days ago

Can’t wait to see this character pack drop. I’m excited to see these characters with the level of Rivals team’s polish.

Jerry Longfingers
14 days ago

So no Spongebob?

speed_oreo
14 days ago

this looks really epic! i can’t wait to see the emotes and the other stuff too!!!

Roy
14 days ago

I really like Olympia’s animations.

Omni
14 days ago

This looks amazing so far!
Love all the new moves

Frigo
14 days ago

Monke spin

Kieran Costello
14 days ago

Amazing!

Kikasuru
14 days ago

can’t wait!!!

Jugo Hayashi
14 days ago

Yoooooooo
I like the reworks! can’t wait to see how they feel

WeiChei
14 days ago

Yes, I’m very excited! I think I’m most excited for Mollo or Olympia!

ArtZi
14 days ago

Now I have to learn how to dacus

Gátá
14 days ago

Olympia by far is my fav,just think of the possibilities!!!

DEMIURGE
14 days ago

I’ve played hodan since he dropped in workshop so definitely him

ThrowingHarp3
14 days ago

I am super excited for Olympia!

ElMetalFecho
14 days ago

where is rollback???

LightningVoid121
14 days ago

this is epic!

MagicKitty
14 days ago

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.

turms
14 days ago

pomme got that waluigi slippery up smash 🥺🥺🥴🥺🥺🥺🥺

Synthesis08
14 days ago

YOOOOOOOOOOOO LES GOOOOOOOOO

Bloxcondor
14 days ago

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!

Corkxx
14 days ago

<.< Cool

Biff
14 days ago

funky rat supremacy

Leaf_It
14 days ago

They all look very cool.
But no Guadua? I really wanted them to be officially added. 🙁

Sylnic
14 days ago

Pomme looks so fun, and a good dacus makes her even more appealing. Can’t wait to play these characters in rollback <3

Gun Mario
14 days ago

Which character are you looking forward to most? The answer is yes.

dokoham
14 days ago

ALL!!

saucy
13 days ago

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.

SpikeWhenHeEatsCrystals
11 days ago

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

John Chicken
10 days ago

Holden