We’ve seen a lot of guest characters in past SoulCalibur games ranging from Link, Heihachi, Spawn, Darth Vader and even Yoda. Now SoulCalibur VI is going to continue this trend as Geralt of Rivia from the popular The Witcher series is going to be added as a playable character in the new iteration of the famous fight game franchise.
Here’s a small description of the character: “A legendary warrior enters the stage of history. White Wolf, Butcher of Blaviken, the Witcher: he bears many names, but you know him best as Geralt of Rivia. Wield his steel and silver swords on the stage of Kaer Morhen, and use his signs wisely to take down all who defy you.”
“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.
Much like the other fighters in the game, he will use a sword for combat and has access to a lot of cool moves. The character gained a lot more popularity in 2015 thanks to the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. That came was regarded by many to be the best game released this entire generation. It was also many people’s favorite game of 2015.
You can check out more from Geralt in the trailer posted down below. The location of Kaer Morhen is also included in the game as well as the “Hunt or be Hunted” music composition. SoulCalibur IV is out later this year for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.