A New RWBY Game Arrives Next Year

Published: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 15:06 | By: Robert N. Adams
WayForward and Arc System Works Team Up

A new RWBY game is on the way and the companies that are working on it are pretty intriguing: WayForward and Arc System Works are teaming up to bring you the next great RWBY adventure.

Today is a big day for gaming! Between the Oculus Quest 2 announcements and the PlayStation 5 presentation, a lot has been going on. Lest we forgot, Rooster Teeth Expo is also happening right now and they just so happened to drop a game reveal of their own.

 
 

If you're unfamiliar with RWBY, it's a web series with a heavy anime influence created by the late, great Monty Oum. Monty Oum was known for his action-packed machinimas like Haloid and Dead Fantasy, a pair of works that saw classic video game characters fighting intense battles. Oum soon moved on to creating RWBY, an entirely original series.

That series was picked up by Rooster Teeth, eventually evolving into a media franchise that included the continuing web series, manga, books, and even video games. Now, a new RWBY game is in the works — and it's got some seriously impressive people developing it.

New RWBY game slice

What is the New RWBY Game All About?

Part of today's RTX schedule featured the announcement of the next great RWBY game, but the people working on it is probably the most interesting part of this reveal.

"The next big [RWBY] game is on its way! Join Team RWBY in an all-new adventure, coming to consoles + PC in 2021 from [WayForward] and [Arc System Works]," stated a tweet from the franchise's official account."

WayForward is a long-running game developer that specializes in bringing licensed properties to light, although that's not all they do. Its recent releases include Shantae and the Seven SirensBloodstained: Ritual of the Night, and River City Girls.

River City Girls was also made with Arc System Works and these two developers are partnering up once again to make a new RWBY game. Unfortunately, we don't have much in the way of details as to what this game will be or how it will play, but the involvement of Arc System Works is particularly interesting. Arc System Works specializes in fighting games and beat 'em up games, so the chances are pretty good that this latest piece of the RWBY universe will fit into one of those two genres.

For now, though, we'll have to wait until the developers release more details. You can look forward to the new RWBY game coming to PC and consoles sometime in 2021.

Are you excited for the new RWBY game? What kind of game do you think it will be? Let us know in the comments below!


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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!