Geralt de Rivia, the protagonist of The Witcher series, will arrive in Soulcalibur VI as a guest fighter, according to Bandai Namco who revealed this information today.
The appearance of the Geralt in Soulcalibur VI is something that was seen coming since CD Projekt RED let see the possibility of seeing the witcher in a different title to The Witcher. Today we can officially know that it will be part of Soulcalibur VI, just like other heroes did in previous installments. And if that was not enough, the game will also receive the Kaer Morhen stage.
“Wielding his signature steel and silver swords, Geralt is prepared to take on any opponent (man or monster) who dares cross his path,” Bandai Namco said on the PlayStation Blog. “While we don’t yet know why Geralt has entered another dimension, he was able to bring his weapons with him on the journey. The world he now finds himself in is filled with new foes and plenty of opportunities to fight!”
On Geralt’s arrival in Soulcalibur VI, Bandai Namco said that the character adjusted naturally to combat because he uses weapons, and the development team worked meticulously to accurately represent the character in the game. “His swordplay and use of signs has all been balanced to mix seamlessly with mechanics like Critical Edge and Soul Charge,” the studio added. In addition, actor Doug Cockle will be back to bring the character to life.
This will be the first time that Geralt will appear as a guest in a game that is not part of The Witcher. Previously, we saw Yoda and Darth Vader in Soulcalibur IV, while Eizo of Assassin’s Creed did the same in Soulcalibur V. Before this announcement, CD Projekt RED expressed its joy on Twitter.
Soulcalibur VI will debut sometime this year 2018 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
We are excited to announce that Geralt of Rivia will be joining the playable characters roster of Bandai Namco’s @soulcalibur VI, with Kaer Morhen as a new stage!
SOULCALIBUR VI will launch this year on PS4, Xbox One and PC via Steam. https://t.co/wpMpcvycjm
— The Witcher (@witchergame) March 15, 2018