The release date of RWBY: Ice Queendom on YouTube is June 24, 2022. The first three episodes will stream early in Japan. But English fans need not worry as Crunchyroll will begin streaming RWBY: Ice Queendom on July 3, 2022.
According to the official site of RWBY: Ice Queendom, this will be the world’s fastest premiere. In addition, EMOTION label channel on YouTube will host an XR LIVE & Special Talk program on June 24, 2022 at 3:00 am CMT.
The program will have voice actors from Ice Queendom Saori Hayami as Ruby and Ami Koshimizu as Yang, along with the MC: Haruka Mori and an XR Live: Void_Cords. So you’ll get some new information about Ice Queendom before you watch the premiere and you’ll have an XR live concert of Void_Cords!
Do you have to watch RWBY to understand RWBY: Ice Queendom?
nope! The first two episodes of Ice Queendom will cover seasons one and two of RWBY, also referred to as volumes.
Episode 3, or A Nightmare Comes, introduces viewers to new characters, locations and Grimm. Weiss will get a new role, but she’s still part of the team!
The character’s new outfits result from Shaft, with Erin Winn and Kerry Shawcross overseeing them. Ice Queendom will also have plenty of Easter eggs and callbacks to RWBY.
Another piece of good news: Volume 9 is coming! Unfortunately we only have a WIP trailer, but the RWBY series doesn’t end.
What is Ice Queendom for RWBY?
Rooster Teeth has stated that RWBY: Ice Queendom is not an alternate universe or reboot. Instead, RWBY: Ice Queendom is in the same universe as RWBY and borders on canon.
Canon-Adjacent means that events shown in Ice Queendom are canonical, despite having a different source and possibly having continuity errors. For example, Weiss’ scar is present in the Ice Queendom trailer, but it’s gone in her new military design.
The first RWBY manga, RWBY: Offical Manga Anthology, companion books RWBY: After the Fall, RWBY: Before the Dawn, The World of RWBY: The Offical Companion, RWBY: Fairy Tales of Remnant, and RWBY: Roman Holiday are also included canon-adjacent.
RWBY: Ice Queendom will receive a manga adaptation in Dengeki Daioh Magazine in Japan on June 27, 2022. RWBY: Arrowfell is scheduled for release in 2022 for consoles and PC.