Namco is continuing the trend of inserting interesting cross-over characters into the Soulcalibur roster, this time with The Witcher hero, Geralt. It’s the first time the White Wolf has shown up outside the confines of CD Projekt RED’s beloved Witcher franchise, and it looks like a surprisingly good merging of worlds.
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
I was skeptical that he would fit in – there’s a distinctly Asian flair to the Soulcalibur fighters, and, well, Geralt, not so much – but it works, as you can see for yourself in the video above.
He’s got his swords, his Witcher Signs, and his angry scowl, and I reckon he looks the business. Kaer Morhen keep is featured as Geralt’s fight stage, and franchise fans will be glad to hear that Doug Cockle reprises his voice over role, keeping things in line with the Witcher we know and love.
Namco’s choice of crossover fighter for Soulcalibur 6 is arguably the best we’ve seen from the series, in my opinion. Everyone’s favourite assassin, Ezio, was fine in Soulcalibur 5, Kratos was passable for the PSP version, but the Yoda and Darth Vader combo for Soulcalibur 4 was just wrong.
Those with a penchant for swooshy swordplay should pencil SoulCalibur into their calendars for release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC sometime later this year.