On January 24th, 2023, the official Rooster Teeth account on Twitter, as well as the RWBY account on Rooster Teeth RWBY community, posted the following image that announced the release date for the newest volume – February 18th, 2023, almost a month away from today. Additionally, the post detailed that the newest Volume will be exclusive to the anime streaming service Crunchyroll. This may come as a surprise to long-time Rooster Teeth FIRST subscribers, however the show has been available on Crunchyroll for several years, including the newest RWBY spin-off RWBY: Ice Queendom.
Additionally, head of Licensing and Consumer Products at Rooster Teeth, Geoff Yetter, has explained that the newest volume will run uninterrupted for 10 episodes, with one episode releasing every week. Additionally, RT FIRST subscribers will be able to see Volume 9 episodes 12 months after they premier on Crunchyroll.