SoulCalibur VI was already one of the most anticipated fighting games of this year, but today, the deal just got a whole lot sweeter. We had previously heard that Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher series was set to appear in a game from another franchise this year; today, that game was revealed to be SoulCalibur VI.
In SoulCalibur VI, Geralt’s fighting style will use a combination of sword-fighting, potions, and magic, just like in The Witcher games. Doug Cockle will still be Geralt’s voice actor in SoulCalibur VI, so players won’t have to worry about his voice sounding off. Alongside this character announcement, we also learn that Kaer Morhen, a location familiar to those who played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, will be a stage with the Hunt or be Hunted track playing in the background.
Marcin Momot, Community Lead at CD Projekt Red, commented on collaborating with Bandai Namco Entertainment in order to bring Geralt to SoulCalibur VI:
“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. 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.”
Meanwhile, Motohiro Okubo, Producer of SoulCalibur VI, discussed implementing Geralt of Rivia into the game:
“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. 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.”
You can check out some screenshots of Geralt in-game alongside his announcement trailer below. SoulCalibur VI is currently set to release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One later this year.