Accidentally put this in the general discussion but it should probably go here.
Hello all RWBY and fighting game fans. I probably should have made this earlier but oh well.
So back in May, Forbes interviewed Daisuke Ishiwatari and Mori Toshimichi of Arc System Works, the directors of the over the top anime styled fighting games Guilty Gear and BlazBlue respectively. While the interview was mostly about Arc System Works and its development, towards the end of the interview Mori said something very surprising.
“If I were to make a game based on something that wasn’t a complete original…it would be based on the intellectual property of RWBY…If we were to ever make a fighting game of this, I would want to really spearhead that if possible.”
Now while RWBY has certainly been popular in Japan, I never expected to hear something like this. Of course on its own, this is just a cool idea. But then Kerry tweeted the article and added that what Mori said “Would be pretty cool…“ At the very least, we learned that Rooster Teeth was aware of what Mori wanted to do, but that tweet could easily have just been a giant tease.
I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to go to RTX this year so I made it my mission to track down either Kerry, Miles or Gray and ask them if an Arc System Works RWBY fighting game was something being seriously considered or if Kerry was just trolling us. For most of the con I was unable to find them until the very last minute on Sunday when I was able catch Gray for a second to ask the question at the end of the Fan Service Podcast panel. His response?
“We’ve said hello.”
And that was all I needed to hear. If he had told me no that would have been the end of it, but just from that response we know that Rooster Teeth has been in touch with Arc System Works. This means the idea is actually being considered and discussed. At this point I would say a RWBY fighting game made by Arcsys (whose insane and flashy style fits perfectly with RWBY) Is a very real possibility.
I made this thread as a place to discuss this potential game. I would
love to hear everyone's thoughts on whether or not you think this will
go anywhere, what you would like to see in the game, ideas for playable
characters and mechanics etc.