RWBY: Grimm Eclipse Launching January 17 on PS4

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RWBY: Grimm Eclipse Launching January 17 on PS4

From all of us here at Rooster Teeth Games, we are extremely excited to announce RWBY: Grimm Eclipse is launching January 17 on PS4!

That’s right! In partnership with our friends at Panic Button, we are finally bringing the non-stop action of RWBY: Grimm Eclipse to your living room.

RWBY: Grimm Eclipse is four-player, online hack-n-slash based on Rooster Teeth’s international hit series RWBY. Choose your favorite Team RWBY character and jump online with your friends as you explore a new storyline, new locations, new enemies, and a never-before-seen villain revealed in the game.

Each playable character has their own unique unlockable abilities and upgrades, giving you plenty of choices on the battlefield and lots of replay value. Take a break from the story campaign to conquer Horde mode, an intense co-op action-strategy mode where you and your team must defend security nodes from endless waves of enemies.

We designed the fast-paced combat to be easy to pick up, yet hard to master. Basic combat is split between light and heavy attacks with your Ultimate ability bringing the most damage. Depending on your playstyle and how you upgrade your character, you can choose from long-ranged attacks or up-close melee combos.

Here are a few tips to give you an advantage on the battlefield.

  • Use ranged attacks to finish off enemies with low health, aggro enemies, or keep your combo meter going. Higher combo counts fill your Ultimate bar faster.
  • Attack enemies who are stunned with a fully charged heavy attack to set up a team attack.
  • Bigger enemies like Ursas and Alpha Beowolves are best fought as a team since they can only target one player at a time.
  • Frozen enemies will not break out of ice for a set period of time, so try to deal as much damage as you can before they escape.
  • When an Ursa performs its ground-pound attack, wait until it is almost done and dodge out of the way. It will stun itself, giving you time to perform a fully charged heavy attack.
  • In Horde mode, communicate with your teammates as much as possible. Evenly space yourselves out, and as soon as someone is downed make sure someone else revives them. Working as a team is critical in Horde mode.
  • Damaging any enemy in Horde mode will immediately redirect its attention away from the security nodes. Use this strategy to pull enemies away from damaged nodes. If only one security node goes down, it’s game over!
  • While expensive, shotgun turrets are extremely powerful and can deal with most enemies on their own.

To make your experience even sweeter, we will soon launch Team JNPR as downloadable content. Team JNPR will come with four new characters, each equipped with an entirely new set of unlockable abilities and upgrades. Experience the story campaign in a whole new way with Team JNPR. Mix and match your new JNPR abilities with other Team RWBY players or even take them into Horde mode for RNJR mayhem.

But wait, there’s more! Our partners at Panic Button are also working on a series of dynamic Themes featuring your favorite RWBY characters, enemies, and locations. And as a special bonus, if you purchase RWBY: Grimm Eclipse in the first two weeks of launch (Jan 17-31), you’ll receive an exclusive “Grimm Beowolf” dynamic Theme that’s sure to add some fervor to your PlayStation.

We hope RWBY fans enjoy playing RWBY: Grimm Eclipse as much as we enjoyed developing it. We can’t wait to see you on the battlefields of Remnant!

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  • Is there local co-op? That would be a definite buy for me.

    • yeah, I wanna know too. The trailer got me goint, but then I read “online hack-n-slash”. I’m more the “offline” and “local multiplayer” type myself…

    • RWBY: Grimm Eclipse is an online co-op (2-4 players) game. Local play is single player only.

      – Andy from Rooster Teeth Games

    • That’s rather disappointing.

      The story campaign looks short, enemies look bland, no couch coop and the price makes me to wait for a Flash Sale.

    • Ah, thanks for the info, Andy! Appreciate it!

    • i hope to christ there is cause me and my frien dare obsessed with RWBY
      trust me i love it on pc but on console? HOOOOOOOOOOOO BOYYYYYYYYYY

  • Yeah, this looks great. I had no idea this existed, but consider it bought. Gonna check out the show now too.

  • How much and any local multiplayer?

  • stop watching the show since I did not like the direction the show took,but I will buy this since it has pyrrha in it as a playable character. How much will the dlc be?

    • JNPR DLC is $4.99 and will be available day 1. There will also be a bundle of RWBY: GE and Team JNPR on the PlayStation Store for $22.99.

      – Andy from Rooster Teeth Games

    • jeez no need to be upset about the direction

  • I am keep throwing my money at the screen but nothing’s happening!!!

  • I purchased it on PC and it was $20 for the game I believe and $5 for the DLC. Always thought it was perfect for a console.

  • Looks like it was perfect for the Vita.

    Love the show, with this and Fate coming out next week, I’m pleased.

    It’s too bad Ubisoft has some contenders I am considering more.

    A lot of sales still to look forward to, with SAO and many others still joining the Vita collection.

    With Xbox’s backwards compatibility and possible PC crossplay, I’ll never understand the greatness I guess.

    Maybe later, as I have in the past.

  • How much will the game be? Will it be the same price as the steam version?

  • Good job on the theme work hopefully it has good music

    • The music is very fitting with the show. I don’t know if it’s all by Jeff Williams, but they definitely use a lot of his work from the show itself.

  • This game would be dope if it supported both online and local co-op however i think it only supports online co-op.

  • Idk why people are still asking for local co op these days. Guess it must be the 2000’s kids who are still going over to friends houses cause me as a 90’s baby I like don’t have any friends over for local co op anymore. Too many people off to college or doing other stuff in their lives. Maybe once everyone is done we might all hook up again but I doubt it. I had a friend who came over the other day though and we tried out 3on3 Freestyle local co op. It was alright but the camera was horrible lol

    • Just because you don’t have any friends doesn’t mean everyone else doesn’t. You don’t have to be young to enjoy hanging out with friends.

    • @ Dethfuse – Great response.

    • I’m not quite sure what you said, but it sounded like “I don’t enjoy a thing, so no one else should either”

    • Because I have three children and it would be a lot of fun to play this game with them. I have a huge tv so real estate is not a problem.

    • “I don’t like this thing, I don’t understand that other people might enjoy it.”

    • I like how not one of you understood a word I said. But as soon as you see something you think you disagree with you get all butt hurt. I never said that I didn’t like local co op. I loved it as a kid. When I said “I like don’t have any friends over” that wasn’t me saying I don’t like local co op. It was me saying as I explained already, that I’m grown up now and don’t have friends over anymore because we are all doing other things, and that maybe when we are all older and have families of our own and can visit each other THEN I myself will have a need for local co op. People need to freaking look before they leap good lord. And it doesn’t really make a whole lot of sense to beg for local co op when you should A. Know that it already doesn’t show up that much in games anymore unfortunately. And B. Developers have long since said that split screen is a complicated thing to work on. So the chances of getting local co op are minimal. It’s just annoying when people’s beg for more stuff and aren’t satisfied with what they are getting. Just be thankful the game was even moved to consoles in the first place.

  • Can anyone tell me if it has a single player because I would really like to play it solo

    • Yes! The game’s story campaign can be played single player (offline) or co-op (online).

      – Andy from Rooster Teeth Games

  • I wonder if they will add more teams from like the tournament or coco team or maybe raven team

  • So the guys from those achievements videos are now making games…ha CRAZY.

  • woo! RWBY game!

  • Bought it on Steam while it was still in Alpha. None of my friends had good enough computers to join me though. They do however have PS4s and I have no problems rebuying it!

  • Can`t wait for the game to come out, now i`m wondering how much it`s gonna be to get it with the JNPR DLC cause i plan on getting it the day it releases or the weekend after and i own it on steam but i play more console than pc and i love the show and game so of course i`ll rebuy it

  • Random question, I bought this game when it was accidentally released early a little while back. As I did not get a refund or anything, will I just be able to download it again on the 17th? Really looking forward to playing this again!

  • This is probably will be a moronic question but I have to ask. Do you have to buy it online? Or can you get it at Stores?

  • Not buying without local multiplayer or much better reviews (the show wasn’t my favorite, so the game can’t ride on that appeal for me), sorry.

  • There was going to be somesort of a refund for the people who bought it early for the wrong price, right? Any word on that?

  • How much money is the game gonna be on PS4? And how much is the JNPR DLC? Thanks!

  • Will all the RWBY Grimm Eclipse Dynamic Themes will be included on the PS Store for FREE for everyone after the game is released tomorrow?

  • I just want sun to be in the game

  • Pyrrha… :’-( Definitely gonna give this one a shot.

  • I can’t see the game on the PSN store anywhere, I can only see the theme that’s unavailable…

  • OMG please tell me this comes to Europe too! If it’s only the US I am going to have to move and I don’t have that kind of money!

  • I really want to know how much is it? But I can’t wait

  • Does difficulty and loot drops scale according to number of players? How viable is it to solo the game? Do you need to play multiplayer to get the better loots? Is there NG+ where difficulty and loots scale?

    Is the story campaign single player only or can that be done as multiplayer co-op? If story is single-player, then what exactly is multiplayer – horde mode only? For that matter, what is there to do outside of the story campaign (which was said to be short), apart from horde mode? Is multiplayer PVE only or also PVP?

    Lastly, just want to check a few key words that signal “pass” to me: is this MOBA, roguelike, roguelite, tower defense?

    • The game is none of the genres you listed. It’s an action hack-n-slash with very Dynasty Warriors-esque, combo-centric combat. Yes, difficulty does scale based on the number of players. There are no single-player-only modes. Everything can be done by yourself or with others. The Story Mode is do-able by yourself, but would be rather hard without at least one other person to take advantage of certain abilities that require another player, such as resurrecting fallen team-mates.

      Progression is like a mix of Left 4 Dead and MOBA leveling. Like L4D the story mode is broken up into multiple “campaigns”, which each contain multiple areas/levels. While you do have an overall rank that carries over between areas and campaign runs, you start from scratch at the beginning of every run through story mode (or wherever you choose to start from once you’ve played through the whole thing at least once), but have a skill tree to unlock upgrades and abilities as you gain EXP and level up, which you should have most of by the end any given campaign. You’re meant to run through each campaign multiple times as different characters, perhaps trying different skill progressions as well. That’s where the bulk of the games content will come from.

  • What is the cost of the game when it releases?

  • Why cant i find Grimm Eclipse in the PlayStation store?

  • Yeah I looked in the stores and the games not therr, yet it says it was supposed to be released on ps4 today

  • Yeah I can’t find it either

  • Game is up without dlc and theme yet

  • Please create a DLC with Velvet and her team. Velvet is a beast at the end of S3. Also a Vale Tournament mode would be sooooooooo cool.

  • So i bought the JNPR Bundle the day it came out and I’m still within the time limit as of the writing of this comment and i can’t access the free theme. I didn’t know about the theme till now and that’s why I’m only just now noticing.

    PS: I have been waiting to buy it on ps4 since it came out and am really satisfied with it other than the lack of local co-op.

  • Coming to the vita?

  • do i need playsation plus for the online mode or not?

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