RWBY: Grimm Eclipse is based on Rooster Teeth’s show RWBY. RWBY is set in the world of Remnant, a futuristic fantasy world comprised of four kingdoms and terrifying monsters. The main characters of the show (Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang) attended Beacon Academy in the kingdom of Vale. The academy is a school that trains Huntsmen to fight the various monsters that plague the world.
The game allows you and up to three other players to play as one of the four main characters from the show in a hack-and-slash style game similar to the Dynasty Warriors titles. Players are able to use the characters’ iconic fighting styles as well as earn unlockable abilities and upgrades. The game takes place in a mix of familiar locations from the RWBY series as well as all-new locations made for RWBY: Grimm Eclipse. The game’s original story takes place between RWBY’s second and third volumes.
The release of the game will also contain a patch with various tweaks, upgrades, and improvements to the title. The developers plan to continually work on the game as well as develop new content, and the announcement alludes to the many requests they’ve had to see Team JNPR featured.
RTX 2016 attendees will have the opportunity to try the new content early. Rooster Teeth Games staff will be rotating through the booth for the duration of the convention, and Rooster Teeth plans to have a “cool physical goodie” for people who play the build at RTX.
The game’s price will increase to $24.99 once it’s officially released. If you’re interested in picking up RWBY: Grimm Eclipse, it’s currently discounted 50% on Steam as part of the 2016 Steam Summer Sale. The sale (and corresponding discount) ends July 4th.
What do you think of RWBY: Grimm Eclipse? Do you think it’s the right time for the game to leave Early Access? Do you feel the gameplay lives up to the action of the show? Let us know in the comments below!