It’s been eight years since Rooster Teeth introduced us to RWBY. Taking us to the world of Remnant, it gained a huge following and in 2016 on PC, received a video game adaptation with hack-and-slash entry RWBY: Grimm Eclipse. Eventually arriving on other consoles, it never came to Switch, though several RWBY characters later appeared within Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle.
Now, Rooster Teeth and Aspyr Media have announced a Definitive Edition is heading to Switch on May 13th. Featuring all previously released content, the Switch release exclusively features a two-player local co-op mode – which was previously online only – and there are eight new outfits to choose between.
Celebrating this launch with a fan competition, Rooster Teeth and Aspyr further outlined what to expect within this press statement:
In RWBY: Grimm Eclipse – Definitive Edition, join your friends in intense combat action as one of eight students of Beacon Academy and stop the evil forces of the Grimm and Doctor Merlot. Level up your favorite RWBY character and traverse Remnant in new storylines or the Grimm Gauntlet mode. Recruit your friends and team-up to save Remnant!
* Become the Ultimate Team – Team up with your friends in either two-player couch co-op or four-player online co-op and utilize 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 – Want to fight in the new Volume 7 outfits? Wonder what it’s like to run around Remnant in pyjamas? Maybe you’d prefer to try out the exclusive, never-before-seen Power Armor? No matter your style, there’s plenty of outfit options for every RWBY fan.
* Immerse Yourself in the World of RWBY – Experience an exclusive and fully canon storyline with full voiceover from the cast of the show and an original score from RWBY’s composer.
* Conquer the Grimm Gauntlet & Horde Mode – Prove you’re the ultimate Huntsman or Huntress by defeating waves of enemies and building defense turrets in challenging alternate game modes.
Grimm Eclipse didn’t receive huge critical attention when it previously launched, and the Xbox One edition currently holds a 57 Metascore. That said, it’s 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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