CD Projekt Red and Bandai Namco have announced that CD Projekt Red’s Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher series will be joining the ranks of playable characters in Bandai Namco’s upcoming Soulcalibur VI. Geralt will be bringing his fighting style, weapons, and special abilities from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, including potions and signs. Geralt’s home base of Kaer Morhen will also make an appearance as a level, along with the tune “Hunt or be Hunted” from The Witcher 3’s soundtrack. Doug Cockle, who voiced Geralt of Rivia for CD Projekt Red will reprise the role for 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,” 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.”
“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.”
Soulcalibur VI will be released later this year on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for $59.99, but the game is available for preorder now.
The latest entry in the premier weapons-based, head-to-head fighting series and continues the epic struggle of warriors searching for the legendary Soul Swords. Taking place in the 16th century, revisit the events of the original Soulcalibur to uncover hidden truths.