What does Rooster Teeth have planned for the next few months? What did we learn from the SDCC panel last night?
In attendance were Gus Sorola (Rooster Teeth co-founder and executive producer), Geoff Ramsey (Rooster Teeth co-founder and executive producer), Adam Kovic (Funhaus member), Lindsay Jones (voice of Ruby Rose in RWBY, Achievement Hunter member), Kara Eberle (voice of Weiss Schnee in RWBY), Arryn Zech (voice of Blake Belladonna in RWBY) and Barbara Dunkelman (voice of Yang Xiao Long in RWBY).Â
They have quite a lot ahead. The first product to come out will be a video game, RT’s first to use an original IP. On August 13 Vicious Circle, described as an “uncooperative multiplayer shooter,” will launch on Steam for $20. “Overwatch meets Mario Kart,” they claim.
On October 23 Arizona Circle, a new sketch comedy series borne from a collaboration between RT and Funhaus, will premiere. In January 2020 a new season of RT’s satiric ghost-hunting show Haunter will debut.
RWBY Volume 7 will make its long-awaited debut on RT November 2. “Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang have fought hard alongside their friends to bring the Relic of Knowledge to Atlas, the northernmost Kingdom in Remnant. However, the futuristic urban-sprawl may hide just as much danger as the Grimm-infested tundra that surrounds it. Enemies and allies will collide as our heroes fight to stop Salem’s forces, but banding together is dangerous when you don’t know who you can trust.” Each episode will become free to watch on RT a week after its premiere.
Some of RT’s programming will soon be airing on broadcast TV for the first time. On August 3 a special Shark Week episode of Immersion will appear on Discovery, and later that evening at 11:30, gen:Lock will make its debut on Adult Swim’s Toonami block.
Finally, you’ll be able to play as RWBY characters soon in Smite, an action MOBA. All four girls will be selectable, but RT was not ready to divulge any more information as of yet.