Rooster Teeth, the WarnerMedia-owned digital property for all things gaming, animation, and comedy, unveiled the release date for its latest video game at San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) — an uncooperative multiplayer shooter called Vicious Circle that marks Rooster Teeth’s first original IP game. Rooster Teeth likens Vicious Circle, which is set in a colorful-yet-gritty sci-fi universe, to Overwatch meets Mario Kart. It will be available on gaming platform Steam on Aug. 13, priced at $20. (Vicious Circle was first announced back in January, after Rooster Teeth formed a game publishing division in 2017).
At the same time, Rooster Teeth unveiled a number of premiering and returning shows at SDCC, including Arizona Circle, a sketch comedy series bowing on Rooster Teeth’s eponymous streaming service on Oct. 23, and Haunter, a comedy ghost-hunting series under Rooster Teeth’s Achievement Hunter banner that will return in Jan. 2020.
Rooster Teeth also has some linear TV programming planned for Aug. 3, with a special episode of its Immersion series — in which hosts test how gaming conventions, ideas, and abilities pan out in real life — for Shark Week. That episode will air at 9 pm ET on the Discovery channel. And at 11:30 pm ET on the same day, season one of the anime gen:LOCK will premiere on Adult Swim.
Earlier this month, Rooster Teeth announced that its popular anime series, RWBY, will return for season seven on Nov. 2. The show will be available to paying Rooster Teeth members for one week, and then will roll out for free. (Rooster Teeth’s streaming service, First, starts at $2.99 per momth). At the same time, Rooster Teeth will announce a crossover between RWBY and the hit game Smite later this year.
Al told, Rooster Teeth has 45 million subscribers across all of its YouTube channels and 5 million monthly visitors to RoosterTeeth.com.
You can check out a teaser for Vicious Circle below: