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The clash between Salem and Ironwood's forces has begun. With our heroes caught in the middle and impossible choices in every direction, will they figure out how to save the Kingdom of Atlas... or is the war for Remnant already lost?

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The Volume 8 Midseason Trailer was released on January 23th, 2021.

Trailer

The trailer opens with a piano melody playing as it plays a recap of moments the first seven episodes of the Volume. Taking from "Midnight", "Amity", and "War", with the narration of Salem telling Cinder Fall about her decision to lift Cinder up instead of holding her down.

It shows Monstra's landing onto Atlas, Cinder waking inside of it after having lost her fight against Penny Polendina in the Amity Colosseum. It fades to a shot from the aforementioned fight, featuring Penny see Emerald Sustrai's hallucinations, and moves onto Emerald herself watching Salem control the Grimm through Monstra, finally tasing to black as it parallels Cinder's isolation in the Glass Unicorn to her current situation, alongside Cinder shakily taking Salem's hand.

After this point, the trailer cuts to mostly new footage of the series. A pair of Megoliaths stampede towards the city of Atlas before they are destroyed by missiles, James Ironwood angrily slams the fist of his newly acquired robotic arm onto his desk, and a previous scene is shown of Oscar Pine being pounced on by The Hound before he was taken, using footage from "Refuge".

Winter Schnee lets out a shout and raises her sword while she leads the Ace Operatives forward with the bomb to be used against Monstra, Marrow is shown with a sorrowful look on his face while Winter's gloved hand rests on his shoulder, Ironwood turns his head towards the camera, his expression turning from surprise to annoyance.

Elsewhere, Cinder picks up a piece of rubble while standing in a burning location. In the Schnee Manor, Ruby Rose is thrown out of a large hole in a wall before tumbling onto the ground and drops her weapon. Penny is seen laying down when her eyes flicker open, red in color. Outside the Manor, a new type of Grimm spits out a large amount of green liquids. Using footage of "Midnight", Centinels emerge from the Grimm Liquid geyser used to breach Atlas.

Using shots from "War", Ruby, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and May Marigold stand in Weiss' bedroom. Winter is seen with the multiple coloured lotus petals from when Lie Ren used his semblance to see her emotions. Ruby looks conflicted and stands in front of cover in Mantle after the group first split up in "Divide". Yang Xiao Long is shown in the outpost she, Ren, and Jaune Arc took shelter in "Fault".

Qrow Branwen and Arthur Watts are shown inside of their jail cells as a blast of fire heads suddenly envelops them, covering themselves from the attack. Penny's fall as shown in the episode "Amity" is played once again.

A swarm of Grimm is shown ominously flying around of Monstra. A dark hallway of the Schnee Manor is seen, its candles suddenly flickering alight. Inside Monstra, Hazel Rainart walks through one of the membrane doors of Monstra with a neutral expression.

Penny reaches her hand up, covered in green liquid after crash landing in front of the mansion in "War".

The Hound menacingly turns its head towards the camera on the Schnee grounds. Oscar is still inside Monstra with Salem and she suddenly grabs both sides of his head in a rage. The trailer ends as Ruby looks at something in confusion and horror before her expression slowly starts to fall.

Transcript

Monstra is shown landing onto Atlas' farm lands.

Salem: You deserve so much more than I've given you.

Cinder awakens inside Monstra after losing her fight against Penny.

Salem: You've fought your whole life unwaveringly for what you want and here I am holding you back instead of lifting you up.

Penny and Cinder face off while Emerald uses her semblance to make Penny see multiple copies of the Cinder.

Emerald watches Salem sending the Grimm with a concerned look on her face.

Cinder's stepsisters walk away snickering.

Cinder sits alone in her quarters in Monstra.

Salem offers Cinder her hand before Cinder shakily accepts it.

A pair of Megoliaths stampede towards the city of Atlas before they are destroyed by an explosion.

James Ironwood: I have always promised to defend this Kingdom.

Ironwood slams the fist of his new robotic arm onto his desk.

Oscar is pounced on by The Hound from before he was taken.

James Ironwood: From those who would see it destroyed.

Winter leads the Ace-Ops forward with the bomb to be used against Monstra.

Marrow stands with a sorrowful look on his face while Winter's gloved hand moves to rest on his shoulder.

Ironwood: No matter the cost.

Ironwood looks at something in front of him with his hand raised and a serious expression before something catches his attention to his side. His face turns to surprise before annoyance.

Salem: Whether you or my Hound get to her first, you will finally have the Winter Maiden's power.

Cinder begins to pick up pieces of rubble while surrounded by a destroyed area on fire.

Ruby is thrown out of a hole in a wall and lands on the ground while dropping her weapon.

Penny wakes up with her eyes glowing red.

A strange new type of Grimm with a tube on its chest spits out green liquid.

Centinels emerge from black goo.

May Marigold: This is not a situation where everyone wins.

Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and May stand in Weiss' bedroom.

Winter is seen with the multiple coloured lotus petals from Ren's Semblance around her.

Ruby stands in front an air conditioning unit back when the group first split up and looks conflicted.

May: We have to choose.

Yang is in the outpost. She is shown with a similar look while Jaune stands in the background.

Watts and Qrow are in their jail cells before they duck and block as a blast of fire heads their way.

May: So choose.

Penny burns up in the atmosphere after she begins to fall due to her systems rebooting.

Salem: And I will have my Staff.

A swarm of Grimm fly around of Monstra.

Ozpin: You'll only be helping her bring about the end, for all of you!

A dark hallway of the Schnee Manor is shown before changing to the all the candles being lit.

Hazel walks through one of the membrane doors of Monstra.

Penny reaches her hand up, covered in green liquid after crash landing.

The Hound menacingly turns its head, a gate can be been in the background.

Salem: You're too late.

Salem grabs Oscar's head in a fit of rage.

Ruby looks bewildered and shocked before her expression slowly starts to fall.

RWBY Volume 8 February 6th

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