RUMOR: The Witcher's Geralt of Rivia will be a guest character in Soul Calibur VI

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Joe Parlock said:
The Witcher’s Geralt of Rivia is to be the guest character in Bandai Namco’s Soulcalibur VI.

A few weeks ago, anonymous sources contacted LPVG with this information. However, while we have vetted the sources to be legitimate, acquiring the further evidence required for publication proved difficult. Until today, that is.

A tweet by CD PRojekt Red’s community lead Marcin Momot has now teased that Geralt will be “making an appearance in one of the upcoming games later this year” for the very first time. This tweet gives enough credence to the reports we received for publication – Geralt is happening, folks.


It’s worth remembering Bandai Namco, the publisher of Soulcalibur, also worked with CD Projekt Red in distributing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. This isn’t as out of the blue you might have previously thought – the two companies have a friendly working relationship.

On top of all this evidence, Geralt just fits in the world. A fighting game with swords and supernatural elements? Who’s a better character for it than a supernatural swordmaster? I mean… we’ve had Yoda, is Geralt really such a stretch?

Official confirmation is sure to come within the next few months. Until then, just picture the White Wolf giving Mitsurugi or Nightmare the ol’ smackdown.
Source: Let's Play Video Games
 
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In the line of the tradition of great guest characters : Masterchief, Spawn, Darth Vador...

That said, nobody will ever surpass him...
 
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I'll allow the thread to stay. This is about him particularly in Soul Calibur 6, while the other thread is unsure what the title might be.
The website is managed by ex-destructoid staff. So there's a bit of weight to their claim on this rumor.
I think you mean to say Soul Calibur VI & not Witcher 3, Jawmuncher.
 
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Bandai Namco did work on Smash 4 too though. Umh.

jk
But none of the Witcher games have yet to appear on a Nintendo system, & I have my doubts on if Witcher 3 could even run on the Switch.

If I was a bad mod i'd hide the fact that I ever made such an error. I blame this news popping up as I was considering buying the expansions for W3 today.
Don't sweat it, man. It happens.
 
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Are they doing platform exclusive characters again? Could see Geralt being Xbox & Windows exclusive if they did seeing how CDPR are with MS.
 
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In the line of the tradition of great guest characters : Masterchief, Spawn, Darth Vador...

That said, nobody will ever surpass him...
Master Chief wasn't in Soul Calibur .

No amount of nostalgia will replace the fact that Link was a garbage character mechanically in SC2.
 

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I guess I should play that free copy of Witcher 1 on my GOG account so I care about this guy being in SoulCalibur. At least he looks like he fits with the world!
 

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This makes sense. Bamco published The Witcher in some regions, didn't it. Should be neat.
 
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Never played any of the Witcher games beyond maybe three hours of Wild Hunt, but I’m kind of excited for this? I feel like he could make for a fun character in Soulcalibur.
 

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I don't mind it. But I was hoping more for Artorias.
I feel like the Dark Souls cast doesn't really need to be there character wise.
Adding their armor in the create-a-character would probably be enough. Granted you're at the
mercy of Artorias having nunchucks. But I don't think it'd be that big of a deal.
 
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This would be doing dope! I have my issues with scv (mainly my nephew's being ultra cheap and shooting at me the whole time) but geralt would get me on board even if I'll never actually play the game
 

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Link was OP as hell. Please leave him in smash brothers plz.
Lol Link was the opposite of OP as hell, he was the weakest character in the game.

On topic, I’m fine with this. Guest characters are dumb, but this seems relatively inoffensive, and would bring new people to the series, so not a bad choice.
 
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Think he'd be version exclusive, like him for the Xbox One and maybe Aloy or Kratos for PS4?

It would be interesting if they didn't keep version exclusive characters and started positioning the cross over element as a response to smash bros.
 

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I feel like the Dark Souls cast doesn't really need to be there character wise.
Adding their armor in the create-a-character would probably be enough. Granted you're at the
mercy of Artorias having nunchucks. But I don't think it'd be that big of a deal.
LMAO, Artorias with nunchuks
 
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Lol Link was the opposite of OP as hell, he was the weakest character in the game.

On topic, I’m fine with this. Guest characters are dumb, but this seems relatively inoffensive, and would bring new people to the series, so not a bad choice.

Not the way I play him...lol
 
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#48
Which old "leak" mentioned Geralt as a guest character?
Surely not the one people constantly bring up. Hell, it said that the Switch version was getting either Link or a Fire Emblem character

lol
There won't be exclusive guest characters in SCVI. Namco wants them to be tourney viable