Capcom has announced that it has partnered with CD Projekt Red to bring The Witcher‘s “Geralt of Rivia” into Monster Hunter: World. From the details we’ve seen, this sounds more like a crossover event than Monster Hunter: World simply adding a Geralt character to the game. According to the press release: “Unique quests will offer a brand-new type of gameplay that blends the immersive RPG experience of The Witcher 3 with Monster Hunter: World.”
Doug Cockle, the actor who voiced Geralt in The Witcher has even been called in to record brand-new dialogue for the Monster Hunter World collaboration.
The nearly minute-long trailer starts off with some in-game footage of Geralt facing off against enemies from Monster Hunter: World, followed by a cinematic of Geralt arriving in the Monster Hunter: world universe via a portal. The entire trailer is narrated by Geralt:
The Witcher‘s Geralt of Rivia is coming to Monster Hunter: World sometime early next year as a free update for PlayStation 4 & Xbox One, with a PC release to follow soon after.
Monster Hunter: World was released back in January for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and it’s now available for just $29.99:
For those who prefer to try before you buy, Monster Hunter: World will be holding a week-long free trial period for PlayStation 4 & Xbox One players starting today at 7:00pm Eastern and running through Monday, December 17th at 7:00pm Eastern. The demo will be restricted up to 3-Star quests and Hunter Rank 4, though progress made in the demo can be transferred to the full game if purchased.
In Monster Hunter: World, players take on larger than life monsters in a variety of vast, living, breathing ecosystems either solo or with up to three other hunters via online co-op, complete with drop-in functionality, a first for the series. The story follows the journey of the elder dragons as they begin their once a decade migration across the sea to a land known as the New World in an event referred to by inhabitants as the Elder Crossing. As part of the Guild’s Research Commission, players must embark on a grand journey to this massive, mysterious land and uncover the secrets behind this phenomenon.