Well, it’s official: Geralt of Rivia, protagonist of The Witcher series, will be a fighter in the upcoming Bandai Namco-developed fighting game, SoulCalibur 6.
The announcement came over Twitter, though it wasn’t necessarily one that came as much of a surprise. Not only did many already assume that he would be joining the SoulCalibur 6 roster after a tweet last week from CD Projekt Red suggest that he would appear as a guest character in a game that will release this year, but another tweet last night promised an announcement for today which used language highly reminiscent of that which is used in the Soul series.
Geralt’s inclusion in SoulCalibur 6 will mark the first time he’s appeared outside of a Witcher game; and it also means that he’s the first (assuming there’s more) guest character to appear in it. This puts him in the same company as the likes of famous video game characters like Link from The Legend of Zelda and Ezio Auditore da Firenze from Assassin’s Creed II, as well as famous movie characters, such as Yoda and Darth Vader from “Star Wars.”
As for why he got in? That likely has to do with the relationship between CD Projekt Red and Bandai Namco. As mentioned in a previous article, the two already have a working relationship thanks to the latter being the distributor of The Witcher 3.
Regardless of how he got in, however, the bottom line is that Geralt is now in SoulCalibur 6 and he looks awesome.
SoulCalibur 6 is due out this year for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Check out the reveal trailer below: