The San Diego Comic-Con was canceled due to COVID-19. Fortunately, they had a plan, Comic-Con @ Home. This meant all the news that companies planned to reveal could still be revealed with little to no delays in relaying that information. One company that shared some news was Rooster Teeth. In this, they showed a sneak peek at Volume 8, which they have confirmed would be released this year.
The sneak peek was the same as the one they have shared with other companies and conventions. However, they also released a synopsis, which says quote, “Our heroes’ worst fears have finally been realized: Salem is here, and the timing couldn’t be worse for the divided Kingdom of Atlas. Fear has turned friends into enemies, while doubt threatens to splinter humanity’s remaining allies. With both Salem and Ironwood stacking the odds against them, and the fate of Remnant at stake, it’s up to team RWBY to make their play before it’s too late.”
If that’s not enough, Barbara Dunkelman, voice actress of Yang Xiao Long, had this to say, “It’s always a fun little game to try to describe the theme of a season without spoiling anything. But I would say especially for Yang and maybe some others, the theme is distrust, in a way, which I know sounds very mysterious. I feel like, especially with Yang, I feel like an overall theme, is just because like someone or respect someone or someone is close to you, doesn’t necessarily mean you have to believe everything they do or say. And I feel like this is a very big part of this season.”