If you’re a fan of both The Witcher and Soul Calibur, then today’s your lucky day! Geralt of Rivia, everyone’s favourite witcher will be a playable character in SOULCALIBUR VI when it is released later this year on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
“SOULCALIBUR is well known in the fighting games genre for including iconic guest characters. When we were approached with the idea of doing a crossover, we thought our community would really enjoy playing as the witcher,” said Marcin Momot, Community Lead at CD PROJEKT RED. “We’ve collaborated with BANDAI NAMCO artists to faithfully recreate Geralt, and shared original Witcher 3 assets like Geralt’s model, animations, and weapons. I think BANDAI NAMCO did an outstanding job of capturing all the details and introducing The Witcher to SOULCALIBUR in a way fans of both series will enjoy,” added Marcin Momot.
Geralt’s SOULCALIBUR character will feature a mix of swordplay, ability-enhancing potions, and combat magic. Even better, the voice of Geralt of Rivia, Doug Cockle, returned to provide new lines for Geralt in the game. The home keep of the School of the Wolf, Kaer Morhen, is also being added as a battleground alongside the iconic “Hunt or be Hunted” track from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt soundtrack.
“All SOULCALIBUR characters have strong convictions and complex backgrounds and this is why it is a great honor for the whole SOULCALIBUR team to welcome Geralt as the guest character in SOULCALIBUR VI.” Said SOULCALIBUR producer, Motohiro Okubo. “Thanks to the great cooperation with CD PROJEKT RED, we’ve been able to fully integrate Geralt’s fighting style and appearance. We can’t wait for SOULCALIBUR fans around the world to welcome Geralt to the stage of History.”
A release date hasn’t been set yet, but you can expect to see Geralt and the Kaer Morhen training grounds when SOULCALIBUR VI launches in 2018 — hopefully sooner rather than later.