Arc System Works, WayForward, and Rooster Teeth have announced a new RWBY game for multiple platforms, with a release sometime in 2021.
While Arc System Works is handling publishing, WayForward is the developer working in collaboration with IP holder Rooster Teeth. The game will deliver an original RWBY story for the game from the show’s writers, Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna, and Eddy Rivas, and provide creative oversight.
Players will be able to take control of Team RWBY — Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long — and use their trademark weapons and abilities to deliver the stylish action the franchise has been world renowned for.
Here’s some comments from the involved companies:
“It’s a massive honor to be trusted with a beloved brand like RWBY,” said WayForward Tyrannical Overlord Voldi Way. “Collaborating with the innovators at Rooster Teeth has been a blast, and we think the characters, personality, and style of RWBY are a great match for WayForward’s design sensibilities. We hope that fans are looking forward to seeing their favorite Huntresses in action as much as we’re looking forward to bringing the game to them.”
“To this day and date, I still cannot forget the awe when I first saw Monty’s RWBY,” added Mori Toshimichi, chief producer at Arc System Works. “At the same time, I cannot thank enough to all of Rooster Teeth for giving us the chance to have RWBY participate in Blazblue Cross Tag Battle. We are also in deep gratitude to WayForward for bringing us River City Girls. And now that we’re all in this new RWBY project, I am tremendously thrilled to the coming of this new masterpiece.”
“As huge fans of WayForward’s and Arc System Works’ past games, we could not be more excited,” concluded Shawcross. “Bringing a new RWBY game to life in one of our favorite genres, and with two of our favorite developers, feels like a dream scenario to us.”