Metroidvania RWBY: Arrowfell Arriving 2022 on PC and Consoles

07/09/2021 - 14:27 | By: Robert N. Adams
Side-Scrolling Pandemonium

WayForward and Arc System Works have announced RWBY: Arrowfell, a new Metroidvania game based on Rooster Teeth's web series that's coming to PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch next year.

The RWBY series is a web show that was originally created by the late Monty Oum over at Rooster Teeth. It tells the tale of four girls who fight against the "Creatures of Grimm" and features animation that uses Oum's flashy choreography to wonderful effect. Now, a brand-new game is on the way — here's your first look at RWBY: Arrowfell!

As you might expect, you'll be able to play as Ruby, Weiss, Blank, and Yang in this side-scrolling Metroidvania game. Based on what we can see in the trailer, there's a "screen" based map that typically features in the genre, indicating that the levels may be split up into separate zones. Other details include the player picking up "Blueprint: Yang Xiao Long - Grimm Themed Outfit," indicating that there may be some sort of crafting system in the game.

In addition to the side-scrolling gameplay, there will be some animated cutscenes that look just about as good as the actual show. Naturally, a number of other characters from the RWBY universe will also feature in the game — and it looks like some new characters are making their debut as well.

 
 

The trailer also shows off a rather interesting menu. While you can only play as one character at a time, it seems that you'll be able to switch between them at will. You won't have to go it alone, though — WayForward has confirmed that the game will support online multiplayer.

RWBY Arrowfell announced slice

When is the RWBY: Arrowfell release date?

The RWBY: Arrowfell release date will be sometime in 2022; WayForward has not yet revealed a specific release date. A price has not yet been announced.

For now, you can look forward to playing RWBY: Arrowfell on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch when it launches sometime next year.

What do you think of RWBY: Arrowfell? Who's your favorite character from the RWBY franchise? Let us know in the comments below!


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