As the result of a rather one-sided Twitter contest, Rivals of Aether and Brawlhalla have created special “crossover” character skins to appear in the opposing game. For Rivals of Aether, the draconic brawler Ragnir is guest-starring via a special Maypul skin while in Brawlhalla, the poisonous pacifist Ranno is joining the fight as a skin for Wu Shang.
The Ragnir skin radically changes Maypul’s animations, swapping plant-based attacks for jets and whips of flame. Her friendly plant assistant is gone too, replaced with Brawlhalla‘s trademark flaming weapon pickups. As for Wu Shang, his attack animations aren’t much different, but his weapons are now made out of Ranno’s poisonous secretions.
I hope this fun crossover fosters more cooperation between the burgeoning platform fighter scene, with more characters appearing as guests or special skins in other games. Let’s hope this contest sees games like Icons: Combat Arena, Brawlout and Earth Romancer experimenting with guest character skins.
Source: Rivals of Aether