Rumours confirmed as The Witcher’s Geralt of Rivia joins SoulCalibur 6 roster
Following all the rumours that just about everyone that has been following the developments of SoulCalibur 6 expected, Geralt of Rivia from the critically acclaimed The Witcher series will be joining the roster as a playable fighter for the game.
Geralt of Rivia certainly makes for a natural fit for the SoulCalibur series and with his combination of dual-wielding sword fighting and magical prowess, he will surely go down as one of the series’ finest cameos for sure. Despite Geralt’s distaste for portals, I’m sure he’ll enjoy testing his already refined combat skills in SoulCalibur 6.
For purist fans of The Witcher series, they will also be pleased to know that voice-actor of Geralt, Doug Cockle has reprised his role in SoulCalibur 6 and that is not all, because the home keep of the School of the Wolf; Kaer Morhen has been announced as a playable stage in the game. Oh and just to satisfy you even more, the official soundtrack of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will also be present in the Kaer Morhen stage.
CD Projekt Red’s Community Lead had this to say on Geralt of Rivia joining the cast of SoulCalibur 6:
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,” added Marcin Momot.
While SoulCalibur producer, Motohiro Okubo added:
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.
If you weren’t excited enough by this cameo, be sure to check out the screenshots featuring Geralt of Rivia, as well as his accompanying gameplay trailer and some quite stunning art work in this article. While no set release date has been confirmed, SoulCalibur 6 will release this year for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.