Accidentally released by Sony Europe earlier this month, RWBY: Grimm Eclipse is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in early 2017, Rooster Teeth has confirmed.
A four-player online co-op, hack-n-slash game based on the RWBY show, Grimm Eclipse includes new storylines, new Grimm types, new areas, a new villain, and full voiceover from the cast of the show, and it lets you play as Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang. You can see how it looks in the above trailer, which is from the PC version’s launch earlier this year.
Rooster Teeth’s Michael Hadwin explained why the console versions have taken so long:
Well, the short answer is – the console certification process takes a very, very, very long time to complete. The long QA process is great because it ensures our game is thoroughly tested and ready for action – but it’s bad because we have to wait sooo long to get final approvals. For example, we submitted RWBY-GE back in mid October and (for the sake of full transparency) we are not 100% approved yet. But we feel really good about launching in early 2017. We can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel (and hopefully it’s not a train!).
Hadwin also teased that “we’re already working on something new! But that’s a story for another time.”