Two of the gaming industry’s finest developers are coming together to produce a new title based on the popular anime series RWBY. The untitled project was announced yesterday by WayForward, Arc System Works, and animation studio Rooster Teeth – all of whom are well-versed in creating colourful and personality-filled adventures.
RWBY – or “Ruby” – is an American-produced anime that first debuted as a web-series back in 2013, and has since gone on to receive numerous volumes, manga, games, and merchandise. The franchise follows the exploits of an all-woman quartet of skilled warriors -the Huntresses – who protect the world of Remnant from persistent invasion by a legion of monsters known as “Grimm”. Some of the RWBY crew also appear in ArcSys’ own BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle.
No specific details have been released pertaining to the new RWBY game, but we do know that it will see players step into the roles of head huntresses Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long. The game’s scenario will be penned by original show writers Miles Luna, Kerry Shawcross, and Eddy Rivas. Given the pedigree of WayForward and ArcSys for producing lavish and engaging anime-style games, RWBY’s development seems to be in very good hands.
RWBY is currently in development for unspecified platforms with a tentative 2021 release date.