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TowerFall pays tribute to Anita Sarkeesian with a new character

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TowerFall Ascension'upcoming expansion, Dark World, is honoring Feminist Frequency creator and media critic Anita Sarkeesian with a new character, developer Matt Thorson announced via the game's Tumblr.

Dark World adds 10 additional archer options for players with either alternate designs or entirely new characters. Among them is a blue archer alternate, whose appearance is based loosely on Sarkeesian.

"Anita's work has been an inspiration to the TowerFall team," Thorson wrote. "Her 'Tropes vs. Women in Games' video series gave us a valuable new lens through which to assess our character designs. TowerFall is about bringing people together, so it's vitally important that the cast of playable characters makes everyone feel invited to join in.

"Simply put, this wouldn't have occurred to me if not for Anita, and feedback from players has reinforced how important it really is. We're very excited to immortalize Anita in a small way, as the alternate Last of the Order."

You can view the character below.

Thorson also introduced the alternate Vigilante Mask for the green archer, Assassin Prince alternate the Blind Prince and a Castlevania: Symphony of the Night-inspired alternate, Loyal Kingsguard. The final five characters will be revealed "in the coming weeks."

For more on TowerFall, check out our review.

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