Bandai Namco released the trailer which featured Geralt of Rivia in their upcoming game, Soulcalibur VI.
The moment is finally here. The Witcher fans will finally get to play as Geralt of Rivia again. This time, it will be on Soulcalibur VI.
We had earlier reported CD Projekt RED’s plan to give Geralt a cameo in an upcoming game. CD Projekt Red’s community lead Marcin Momot had tweeted about the cameo. However, he left out details about the game Geralt would be appearing in. After much deduction, the kind that would put Sherlock Holmes to shame, the gaming community concluded that Soulcalibur VI was the most probable answer.
And they were right. Bandai Namco confirmed the cameo with the following tweet.
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. pic.twitter.com/So2fkHOzT2
— SOULCALIBUR (@soulcalibur) March 15, 2018
They also released a trailer of Geralt of Rivia fighting in Kaer Morhen, after he reminds us how much he hates the “goddamn portals”. Have a look at it below:
As we can see, Geralt’s play style will include the use of the trademark Witcher whirling sword play. We can also see him using signs like Igni to deal damage and Axii to apparently stun the opponent.
“Soulcalibur is well known in the fighting games genre for including iconic guest characters,” says Marcin Momot in a statement. “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.”
“We’re incredibly excited to partner with CD Projekt and bring this one of a kind collaboration to fruition,” said Issak Ferdjani, Community Lead at Bandai Namco in a blog on PlayStation’s website. The blog also explains how Geralt ended up in the Soulcalibur VI dimension. He further added, “While coming from his own separate world, Geralt fits right in the European fantasy setting of SoulCalibur VI.”