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RWBY: Arrowfell is a platformer game created by WayForward Technologies and Arc System Works, with Rooster Teeth providing animation for the cutscenes. The adventure has been written by Kerry Shawcross, Eddy Rivas and Miles Luna, and takes place during Volume 7 of the original show.

Players take control of Team RWBY, utilizing their unique weapons and Semblances to explore Atlas and Mantle, interacting with familiar characters and a host of new faces to solve the mystery of a new threat facing the kingdom.

The game was released on November 15th, 2022, and is available for the Nintendo Switch, Steam, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

Arrowfell provides examples of:

  • Advertised Extra: Despite a showing in the trailers Amoncio Glass doesn't get much, if any significant role in the story other than being a minor guy within the conspiracy. After his boss fight, he disappears from the plot.
  • Ambidextrous Sprite: The characters' sprites reverse rather than the characters themselves when they turn around.
  • Big Bad: Bram Thronmane is the cause of conflict within the game. He manipulates others to do his dirty work, is the cause of all the Grimm attacks, and tries to kill Team RWBY when they get in his way.
  • Canon Foreigner: Several new characters are introduced for the game, including the new Team BRIR.
  • Doomed by Canon: As this game came out after Volume 8 of the main show had been released, but takes place during Volume 7, players already know what the fates of the canon characters will be. Part of the villains' plan involves taking out Ironwood; given his fate in Volume 8 of the original show, players already know that the Arrowfell villains will fail.
  • Humongous Mecha: Amoncio Glass's boss fight has him driving one of these against Team RWBY.
  • Improvised Platform: Weiss can use her Glyph semblance to create platforms temporarily. It stays if she is switched out so other characters can use it.
  • Saved by Canon: This game takes place during Volume 7 of the original show, and comes out after Volume 8 has finished airing. Players familiar with the original show therefore already know that the villains will have a minimal impact on canon settings like Atlas and Mantle.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Most of the characters involved with the conspiracy have good goals, but their actions are not heroic. Team BRIR is a band of mercenaries who want to defend the people and protect Arrowfell's secrets. Hanlon Fifestone is a Mantle Union leader who originally fought to reduce tensions between Atlas and Mantle until he started using his Semblance to incite and harvest raw fear energy to enable the Negative Emotion Orbs to attract Grimm. Olive Harper is The Mole who only helped the conspirators because she thought it was to improve the tension between Atlas and Mantle. All of them have been misled and used by the conspiracy's leader, Bram Thornmane.