Wind’s howling. That must mean one thing – Geralt of Rivia is on a new monster hunt, and this time he’ll be slashing and dashing his way through Monster Hunter World at last.

Capcom announced that you can play the White Wolf on the PS4 and Xbox One on February 8, 2019, for free. PC players will receive this update at a later, unspecified date.

This crossover event, which was announced last month during a special Monster Hunter World stream, will let the players control Geralt of Rivia. That means there will be quests inspired by The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt‘s gameplay which “offer a unique gameplay experience blending RPG mechanics” of the two games. The original announcement last month also said:

Geralt is a master swordsman considered one of the deadliest warriors in the world of The Witcher. Monster Hunter:World players get to utilize his signature fighting style, seamlessly blending swordplay, combat magic, and an assortment of monster hunting equipment.

This likely means that, along with a Witcher’s steel and silver sword, there might be Witcher signs, bombs, and special potions. The collaboration seems perfect, considering that Monster Hunter World already has potions and bombs.

Doug Cockle will once again reprise his role as Geralt of Rivia. Late last year, he returned to voice Geralt in Soulcalibur VI, which marked the first time the Witcher appeared in any game outside of his own series. This would be the second crossover that Geralt has taken part in.


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I admit that there are few games that keep me coming back from time to time, but Monster Hunter World has got to be one that I return to. I am a huge Witcher fan and I’m not about to pass up a chance to slay some monsters with Geralt once again. It’s also a testament to Capcom’s stellar support for the game so far. It truly deserves our second place spot for “Best Evolving Game” in our 2018 TechRaptor Awards

Are you going to jump back into Monster Hunter World to play Geralt? Let us know in the comments below!


Austin Suther

I love to write, and I love to game. So, I've combined those two hobbies into one! Some of my favorite games include Fire Emblem, Halo, The Elder Scrolls, and World of Warcraft. Sometimes I like to read the occasional fantasy novel, too!