At this week’s RTX Austin, Rooster Teeth and WayForward shared a release date update for the upcoming title, RWBY: Arrowfell. This side-scrolling 2D action adventure is coming this Fall on multiple platforms including Switch.
Additionally, a new trailer has been released – showing some footage in progress. This includes “updated looks” on the game’s combat, visuals, and mechanics. WayForward has also released some additional information on its website about this upcoming release:
Featuring an ongoing story by RWBY writers Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna and Eddy Rivas, RWBY: Arrowfell puts players in control of Team RWBY – Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna and Yang Xiao Long – shortly after they become fully licensed Hunters in RWBY Episode 7. You’ll be able to instantly switch between characters when battling Creatures of Grimm and other enemies using the heroes’ signature weapons – Ruby’s Crescent Rose, Weiss’s Myrtenaster, Blakes’ Gambol Shroud and Yang’s Ember Celica – in melee and ranged combat, and as you explore locations on Atlas, Mantle, and the surrounding wilderness, Team RWBY will complete quests for familiar characters like General Ironwood and Ace Operations (as well as everyday citizens) while uncovering clues about a mysterious new threat lurking in the shadows.
Players will also place Team RWBY’s Semblances to use both in and out of battle. Ruby’s Petal Burst allows her to dodge attacks and dash to distant locations; Weiss’s Glyphs creates usable platforms that can explode into attack shards; Blake’s Shadow exhibits a doppelganger that can attack and activate pressure plates; and Yang’s Burn unleash a ground punch that damages and destroys obstacles. By combining Semblance, you can solve increasingly complex environmental puzzles, and each character’s Semblance can be upgraded to become even more effective. Additionally, by collecting Skill Points, you can customize and enhance Team RWBY’s attributes, including melee attack, ranged attack, defense, and energy regeneration.
Complementing the action are voice acting from RWBY’s original cast (including Lindsay Jones as Ruby, Kara Eberle as Weiss, Arryn Zech as Blake and Barbara Dunkelman as Yang), cutscenes Brand new broadcast quality, an atmospheric soundtrack by composer Dale North, and a brand new theme song by Casey Lee Williams.
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