Rooster Teeth and WayForward are teaming up to develop a video game adaptation of the Western-made “anime” series RWBY.
The game is called RWBY: Arrowfell and will launch for PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC in 2022. Published by Arc System Works, the title pits you as one of the four huntresses -Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang- as they team up in a side-scrolling 2D action-adventure in the veins of a Metroidvania title.
The trailer below shows promise: the game itself looks like a fun platformer with a multi-character switching mechanic, each with their own skills like Ruby’s flying scythe tech. WayForward is known for churning out good quality 2D action games if titles like River City Girls and The Mummy Demake are of any indication.
Full presser below:
Occurring during the events of RWBY Volume 7, RWBY: Arrowfell is an original interactive chapter straight from RWBY writers Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna, and Eddy Rivas. Players will take control of Team RWBY—Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long—and switch between them on the fly in solo or multiplayer action (local or online) as they use their trademark weapons and semblances to stop a mysterious new threat in this side-scrolling, 2D adventure.
As players explore Atlas, Mantle, and numerous surrounding environments, they will face off against the Creatures of Grimm and other enemies straight from the show, as well as never-before-seen threats. The team also crosses paths with familiar faces including General Ironwood and the Ace Operatives, plus a fearless new group of Huntresses known as Team BRIR.
In addition to voiceovers from the original cast (including Lindsay Jones as Ruby, Kara Eberle as Weiss, Arryn Zech as Blake, and Barbara Dunkleman as Yang), RWBY: Arrowfell features an original score by Dale North with vocal contributions by Casey Lee Williams. Furthermore, the game contains seven minutes of exclusively created broadcast-quality animated cutscenes, as well as a dynamic new hand-drawn art style for the in-game visuals that allows fans to experience the world of RWBY like never before.