A downloadable RWBY Fan Visual Novel for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

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Disclaimer - This is not endorsed by Rooster Teeth in any way. Views, opinions, thoughts are all my own. Rooster Teeth and RWBY are  trade names or registered trademarks of Rooster Teeth Productions, LLC.  ©  Rooster Teeth Productions, LLC.

This is a freely distributed fan-made game. If you are being charged by anyone anywhere to play JPDE or JPDE2, you're being scammed. Donations go towards paying the members of the dev team for their efforts.

I invite you to support the original release by Rooster Teeth.

JPDE2 is a fan visual novel based on the RWBY animated series, sequel to the original JPDE - Sonata of Fire. Set three years after the events of the original, which corresponds to the events of Volume3 of RWBY, we find ourselves in a changed Remnant with a completely new storyline! Join Penny Polendina and everyone else once again! The fate of the world may be at stake this time...

- Experience the world of RWBY through a completely new AU story of grand proportions! Travel all over Remnant, meet old faces and new characters alike! Quests and secrets lay behind every corner and conversation!

- Engage your enemies with the PRESS GROUP  battle system! Control elements and turn order carefully! Form a team and fight alongside dozens of characters!

- Don't ignore one on one downtime! The time you spend with other characters and the bond you form will be just as important as your fighting prowess!

- Jam to a fantastic OST by OddTillTheEnd, with guest tracks by other artists like Husky by the Geek and Nailik!

Join the Discord Community! Support JPDE on Patreon! Follow us on Twitter! 

Due to some of the Themes and Events depicted in this Fictional Story, it is intended for consumption from a Mature Audience, where Mature stands for: having reached a stage of mental or emotional development characteristic of an adult.

This game contains elements of [NON DEFINITIVE LIST, GAME IN DEVELOPMENT]:

  • Violence
  • Death
  • Suicide Ideation
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Panic Attacks
  • Racism
  • Prejudice
  • Disability
Updated 20 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(23 total ratings)
AuthorJ.P.D.E Studios
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsAnime, Fangame, jpde, Ren'Py, Romance, rwby, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Turn-Based Combat
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen
LinksPatreon, Community, Twitter, Soundtrack


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JPDE2 - Adagio of Darkness [PC, LINUX] 384 MB
JPDE2 - Adagio of Darkness [MAC] 378 MB
JPDE2 - Adagio of Darkness [ANDROID] 611 MB

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I have a complaint about the combat: While I was playing Ch. 6 I got off Patreon, during battle, if the enemy runs out of MP, the game doesn't seem to have a check to prevent them from using moves that use MP when they have none and causes the "an exception has accorded" screen. Attempting to ignore it causes a game over. 

Basically, every fight now has a turn limit. This is a problem when the grim you fight in this chapter seem immune to everything except gun attacks, despite the HUD stating otherwise. "Resists Melee" shouldn't mean the attack does zero damage. Electric and Ice attacks are also completely nullified. So, if you don't draw the right cards, or have characters that lack gun attacks like Jack and/or Penny, you have to save scum just to get anywhere. And while I can accept that, considering every time I download a new update my saves don't carry over, this is not something I want to deal with when ch. 7 is released.

I like the story. I enjoy every update. Please fix this so I don't have to deal with this nonsense just to get to the parts I'm here for.

Sorry to hear that. The fix for the NO MP situation is coming but, I'm sorry to say, from Episode 06 there's no more issues with the save files. As stated in the update post, you just need to use the update function in the Scroll Menu to fix your save file and then you'te good to go.

I guess you might have missed that post update? Or, as Episode 06 is currently only available to Patrons, maybe you didn't have access to it? :)

About the other elements, though:

1) that's demonstrably not true, other elemental attacks that are not the resisted or nullified elements do damage, just not as much as the the element an enemy is weak to (obviously);

2) the fight system is built around that. It's inspired by Megaten games where, depending on how prepared you are, fights are either long struggles or are over very quickly. There's plenty of dialogue hints at what's coming your way, especially in the latter half of Episode06, and you can change David's abilities on the fly.

You have a legitimate greviance about the MP Turn Limit. But about the other issues: the new save file thing has been fixed, elemental resistances work as intended, and battles will go well as long as you pay attention to what goes in-game and go in prepared.

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It Will haver a lewd mod like the First?


Hello! Only if it reaches a certain amount of Patreon support. Lood artists are pricey :O

is there a way to transfer save from jpde1 to jpde2? I’m ok with keeping name as David if needed but I don’t want to loose my relationships with ruby and the other girls I dated 

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I'm sorry, but let me ask you a few questions. Will the decisions in the previous part affect the game? For example, if I could keep Pyrrha alive, would she be there alive? If the relationship with the members of the RWBY team influenced the ending of the game, then will it be the same? Will there be a harem ending? Will the relationship with the JPDE team members also develop independently of the player?


THIS IS AMAZING. SO MUCH LORE, SO MANY NEW CHARACER DESINGS AND NEW CHARACTERS!! I kind of miss the older combat style but this is still good. Also its a shame that Jaune and Phyra are no longer a thing. Still I love this game and everything in it. 9/10 for me. 


Thank you so much ^^ The biggest worry going into JPDE2 was definitely the reception for all the new stuff... Glad it's being received well!

can we expect some important story choices that depend on the player or will we have an exclusively linear narrative this time?

I keep getting an error during the first fight and its not letting me continue. 

I don't know what I am supposed to do. 

The question is, will the game support other languages, including Russian?

Unfortunately translation of the game is way beyond our funding. The first was translated because a fan decided to do it in their free time.

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Question is this gonna get 18+ Content like the previous game got, or is there no plans for 18+ Content once this game is finally finished?

Hello! The 18+ is possible but due to the cost, it requires the support on Patreon for the game to reach a certain level.

A no combat mode would be nice . I enjoyed the story more in sonata of fire and would prefer if that was an option in this game as well .


Are you still obsessed with trying to pretend Ozpin is as morally gray as his hair, even though both you and Rooster Teeth keep forgetting to show him doing anything evil?


guess someone didnt finished story.... 

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I asked him to name what Ozpin had done that was evil.

He told me that being cursed by a god to be forced to reincarnate against his will as punishment for not stopping Salem was, somehow, something Ozpin needed to be shown retribution for. He refused to explain how being punished by a god with a curse is somehow itself a crime worthy of making one considered evil by in-world morality and needing justice done against the curse repicient.

But he asserted that he genuinely DOES believe that being cursed by a higher power for failure is, somehow, a wicked and evil deed on the part of the person receiving the curse for failure. He just refuses to explain how.

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Well the version of the game that i download is only the episode 1 in the windows version. I espect that the second episode is in the Android Version.

The first episode was great Btw. thanks for your work lad!!!!! 


Hello! I can confirm that the uploaded Windows and Linux version on Itch is Episode 02. It's meant to end after the boss battle with the Lieutenant.

ah ok! Thanks

Show post...

Thank you! :)

thanks :)

hey there, I’m just getting into the series.

Is there any method of carrying over save data from the first game?

Hi, Mr! There will be, yes :D It's not included in the game yet but it's in the plan!

Will this one have a male or female protagonist? 


found an issue someti.es happens when i pick an attack so there may be an attack thats bugged also ignoring it leads me to the main menu so there may just be a defeat screen that wont load properly.

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Just checked and it isent tied to one specific attack and from what ive seen happens on both the adam fight and goons before it though its preventing me from continuing so i dont know if it happens on any other battles the game may or may not have

Hello, Chris! This is actually a bug that happens when it's the enemy's turn and you try and choose an attack. It's already been fixed for the next release. Maybe we should also add an indicator for whose turn it is.


Thanks i just have a habit of selecting attacks even when its not my turn to see thee effects when i can do it in games so i would not have figured this out.

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You released this faster than i thought. It was probably a task to swap engines, take breaks dont burn yourself out i beleve i can speak for most if not all of this comunity when i say we truly appreciate all of the hard work you put into developing these games.

when we can expect public version of new demo? 

Mid October! Moving on we'll probably tie it to the level of support on Patreon. The higher it is, the sooner it becomes public :3

Finished a route on the first game a weeks ago, my experience was so good that made me watch the episodes of the RWBY series that I was postergating... I finshed them and now I need more, decided to look your other games in Itch.io and found that the second part for JPDE is already playable....

Are any performance improvements going to happen soon because I'm on mobile and even after boosting my game it crashes quite a bit though my phone isn't really the best so it might be my phone.

Hello, Chris! Thanks for the question!

We're actually completely remaking the game in the Godot engine. RPGMaker sadly has too many limitations and they showed the most, as you experimented, on Mobile.

Good to hear and thanks for caring about the mobile part of your community most creators ive seen don't care about us as much as the other parts of their communities on windows mac and such.

@Meinos Speaking: Well, on top of Android being literally one third of the downloads we get for the original JPDE, I feel like mobile devices have a lot of untapped potential and audiences.

Hi there, um, quick question? when will you guys put more of the Story into the Game?

not in the near future i guess, cuz they started to work on different project 

Hello :D Thanks for the question.

JPDE2 is still being worked on, but since we noticed thay RPGMakerMZ has some serious limits especially on Android the game is being remade in Godot.

ah, Noted, thanks for the Update ^^

Hello. When will JPDE 2 be released?

Id also like to see your take on naruo/boruto, one peice, demon slayer,, mha WIP, an fairy tail

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um sorry its me again but any update on the my hero game demo? and also i hope jpde continues forever and if you make another ruby vn how about youlet us create our own first and last name plus wepon type and sembalence an start from season 1 plz remember this all just a suggestion

is there a way to bring over the lewd mode form the first game or no 

So is romance continued from the first game? Like for example in mass effect 2 if  you romanced a character from the previous game and had a save file you could import that to the sequel. Is there something similar for JPDE 2?


There is :)


Hey quick question for literally anyone who better at tech than me but how exactly do you install the battle core for the game because every time I try either the files won't open or there's an error of some kind

What happened to this game's style?? I thought it was gonna be like it's predecessor 

It was never supposed to be :) The team has been talking about it in the community for months.

cool  stuff

love these games, when is the next content story update? 


There is God after all or Satan depending on who you prayed to for JPDE to get a sequel ( no comment on mine ) 

Now we just have to get MHA game released


Loved JPDE it was very fun and the story was great so I know JPDE2 is going to be just as good if not better I look forward to playing it from start ta finish.

I know that this is off topic but a few years ago you guys made a my hero academia parody demo game I was wondering a few things is there gonna be an update soon, is it going to be like jpde  where you can have multiple different powers,Are we going to be able to name our character (First name only,Last name only, or both First name and Last name 

Please let me know as soon as you can


Ace C

Hello, Ace :D The MHA Fan-game has found its final form, so to speak, and it's now being worked on but it may not be like you remember from the demo...


Thank you for responding also I'm a big fan of your work I will definitely play the mha fan game when it's released to the public 

is it possible to speed up the character movement on the map because in my opinion they are moving far to slowly. 

Do you mean even with dash on?


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quick question are you going to give David the ability to use magic because it should be possible for him as he is now considering what happened to his body

Hey, Tre! Now, that would be a spoiler~ :P We can say that the party will be able to use abilities that aren't tied to their Semblances.

got it (-_o).

On the PC version, I have no items so David's party is 1 life point after facing Adam at the start. And every time I close the save or option the game restarts. (Not Criticizing or anything I can't open my discord ACC for some reason. But I hope you can fix the bugs I mentioned :)   )

Sorry to hear about your troubles. Regarding your status after Adam, we suggest using the save point in the corridor to replenish your health as you're not supposed to have any items as of yet at that point. You can recognize it as it's a pillar which shines green in the darkness and is covered in sparkles. It's the only object in the corridor with such characteristics so you can't miss it.

For the restart bug you mentioned, we'd need other information. Please come to the Discord community so we can help more properly there.

On the PC version, I'm getting a white box while waiting for the game to start.

Should I be concerned or...?

We need more information to help. Please come to the Discord server.

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