RWBY: Combat Ready takes the characters from the series, Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang, and pits them in a series of duels against the show’s villain Roman and his Grimm minions. The game is fully cooperative, with the players working together to fight their enemies. During each duel, one player confronts the villain, while the other “sideline” players can lend support or take on side objectives such as fighting the Grimm.
Each of the four characters has her own deck of cards, representing her unique combat moves and abilities. The villain, Roman, also has a deck of cards showing his maneuvers. The backs of the villain cards show the “stance” the villain is taking, which can give hints about what kind of card is being played.
During duels, characters gain experience, which can be used to purchase upgraded cards during the battle. Players can even play a series of scenarios as a campaign, taking their upgraded cards from one battle to the next.
Rooster Teeth is funding the project through a Kickstarter campaign that launched today, with a $250,000 funding goal. Backer fulfillment is scheduled for July.
Last year, Rooster Teeth joined forces with VIZ Media to produce a series of manga based on the show (see “VIZ Developing ‘RWBY’ Manga”). The manga will release on January 16.