It’s been eight years since Rooster Teeth introduced us to RWBY. Takes us to the Remnant world, it got a big following and in 2016 on PC received a video game adaptation with hack-and-slash entry RWBY: Grimm eclipse. Finally arrived on other consoles, never got to Switch, although several RWBY characters later appeared within Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle.
Now Rooster Teeth and Aspyr Media have announced a Definitive edition is on its way to Switch May 13th. With all previously released content, the Switch release has exclusively a two-player local co-op mode – which was previously only online – and there are eight new outfits to choose from.
Celebrating the launch with a fan competition, Rooster Teeth and Aspyr outlined what they could expect in this press release:
IN RWBY: Grimm Eclipse ̵1; Definitive Edition, join your friends in intense action as one of eight Beacon Academy students and stop the evil forces of Grimm and Doctor Merlot. Level up your favorite RWBY character and cross Remnant in new stories or Grimm Gauntlet mode. Recruit your friends and team up to save Remnant!
* Become the ultimate team – Join your friends in either two-player sofa collaboration or four-player online collaboration and use powerful team attacks.
* Play as your favorite characters – Play as Ruby, Weiss, Blake, Yang and Team JNPR and unlock each character’s unique abilities and upgrades.
* Customize your style – Do you want to fight in the new Volume 7 outfits? Wondering what it’s like to run around in Remnant in your pajamas? Maybe you prefer to try the exclusive, never before seen Power Armor? Regardless of style, there are many outfit options for every RWBY fan.
* Immerse yourself in the world of RWBY Experience an exclusive and complete canon story with a full voiceover from the cast of the show and an original score from RWBY’s composer.
* Conquer Grimm Gauntlet & Horde mode Prove that you are the ultimate Huntsman or Huntress by defeating waves of enemies and building defensive towers in challenging alternate game modes.
Grimm Eclipse did not receive much critical attention when it was previously launched, and the Xbox One edition currently has a 57 Metascore. That said, it has proven popular with series fans and maintains a “very positive” user reception on Steam, so we’ll be curious to see how the Definitive Edition turns out.
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