After rumors circulated last week that none other than the White Wolf himself, Geralt of Rivia, would be a playable character in SoulCalibur VI, it has now been officially confirmed. The news was revealed via The Witcher Twitter account (see below) in which Geralt was confirmed to feature in SoulCalibur VI. Not only that but Geralt will bring with him a brand new stage set in Kaer Morhen for fighters to duke it out in.

Bandai Namco, the series’ publisher also announced the news alongside a trailer showcasing the Witcher’s involvement in the long-running fighting game series. The trailer, which you can watch below, shows Geralt, nicknamed the White Wolf, using his signature fighting style involving two swords, one for humans, one for monsters, and his Witcher abilities. The abilities shown in the trailer include Igni, Aard, and Axii.

It seems that Geralt will be a big part of the game, considering he features prominently on the game’s box art. This is not a first by a long shot for the series, with guest fighters Link and Heihachi Mishima appearing on the box art for SoulCalibur II and Darth Vader being featured prominently on the SoulCalibur IV box art. The SoulCalibur series has a long-standing tradition of including guest fighters from other game series, starting with SoulCalibur II back in 2003. So far, guest characters have included Master Yoda, Darth Vader, Starkiller, Heihachi, Spawn, Ezio Auditore, Kratos, Link, and Lloyd Irving. They are often included in the game’s main plot-line and are given their own unique fighting styles.

Geralt is the main protagonist of The Witcher series of games which sees humans genetically engineered in order to fight monsters. There have been three games in total, with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt releasing in 2015.

SoulCalibur VI is set to launch in 2018, with no further details given on exact timing. Geralt will also appear as part of the Nendoroid toy line, with pre-orders starting in April.

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Jake Green

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