RWBY spin-offs all over the place!
RTX Austin 2022 kicked off today, and that includes the RTX Animation Festival. Kerry Shawcross and Eddy Rivas, writer and director for the RWBY series respectively, were joined by supervising producer Laura Yates and lead voice actresses Lindsay Jones (Ruby Rose), Barbara Dunkelman (Yang Xiao), Arryn Zech (Blake Belladonna) and Kara Eberle (Weiss Schnee) to talk about upcoming projects, including RWBY: Arrowfell, and something new all together.
First up, a new trailer (seen above) for RWBY: Arrowfell was revealed. Rooster Teeth has teamed up with WayForward and publisher/developer Arc System Works for an all-new, 2D action-adventure video game set in the RWBY universe. This trailer provides an updated look at RWBY: Arrowfell’s combat, puzzles, visuals, and play mechanics. The game will make its way to Switch sometime in Fall 2022.
For a very complete rundown of RWBY: Arrowfell, read the official press release below.
Featuring an in-continuity story by RWBY writers Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna, and Eddy Rivas, RWBY: Arrowfell puts players in control of Team RWBY — Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long — shortly after they’ve become fully licensed Huntresses in RWBY Volume 7. You’ll be able to switch instantly between characters as you battle the Creatures of Grimm and other foes using the heroes’ signature weapons — Ruby’s Crescent Rose, Weiss’s Myrtenaster, Blakes’ Gambol Shroud, and Yang’s Ember Celica — in melee and ranged combat, and as you explore locations across Atlas, Mantle, and the surrounding wilderness, Team RWBY will complete missions for familiar characters such as General Ironwood and the Ace Operatives (as well as everyday citizens) while uncovering clues about a mysterious new threat lurking in the shadows.
Players will also put Team RWBY’s Semblances to use both in and out of battle. Ruby’s Petal Burst lets her avoid attacks and dash to distant locations; Weiss’s Glyphs create usable platforms that can burst into offensive shards; Blake’s Shadow manifests a doppelganger that can attack and activate pressure plates; and Yang’s Burn unleashes a ground punch that inflicts damage and destroys obstacles. By combining Semblances, you’re able to solve increasingly complex environmental puzzles, and each character’s Semblance can be upgraded to become even more effective. Additionally, by collecting Skill Points, you can customize and enhance Team RWBY’s attributes, including melee attack, ranged attack, defense, and energy regeneration.
Complementing the action are voiceovers from RWBY’s original cast (including Lindsay Jones as Ruby, Kara Eberle as Weiss, Arryn Zech as Blake, and Barbara Dunkelman as Yang), all-new broadcast-quality cutscenes, an atmospheric soundtrack by composer Dale North, and a brand-new vocal theme song by Casey Lee Williams. Further info about RWBY: Arrowfell, including a specific release date and additional details about the new team of fan-favorite Huntresses, Team BRIR, will be revealed in the months ahead. For more information about our games, please check out the rest of www.wayforward.com and follow @wayforward on Twitter and Facebook.
•Play as all four members of Team RWBY — Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang — each with their own weapons and abilities! Switch between them on the fly! •Use each character’s Semblances to get an edge in combat and solve puzzles! •Featuring the talents of RWBY’s original vocal cast, plus a new theme song by Casey Lee Williams! •An all-new canonical story set during RWBY Volume 7 from RWBY writers Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna, and Eddy Rivas! •Explore a variety of nonlinear environments in Atlas, Mantle, and the surrounding areas! •Interact with familiar characters such as Penny, Winter, General Ironwood, and the Ace Operatives, as well as new faces like Team BRIR! •Collect Skill Points to power up Team RWBY’s stats!
Finally, Rooster Teeth announced that they’re currently in production on the first ever RWBY feature film, animated and produced by the same team that produces RWBY, in partnership with Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film is set to premiere in 2023 and will introduce a new original RWBY/DC crossover story with The Justice League. The RWBY/Justice League comic book series was a breakthrough hit, and this film will expand the world of the crossover with a wholly original story.