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The Witcher’s Geralt confirmed for Soulcalibur 6

Watch Geralt battle Nightmare and Mitsurugi

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Geralt of Rivia is oiling up his sword and heading to the stage of history. Bandai Namco confirmed today that the star of CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher will appear in Soulcalibur 6 as a guest character.

In his gameplay debut, seen above, Geralt takes on Soulcalibur mainstays Nightmare and Mitsurugi on a stage based on Kaer Morhen from The Witcher. Geralt’s fighting style will include “a combination of swordplay, ability-enhancing potions, and combat magic,” according to an official announcement. The composition “Hunt or be Hunted” from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s soundtrack will also appear in Soulcalibur 6.

With his Soulcalibur crossover, Geralt joins the likes of The Legend of Zelda’s Link, Todd McFarlane’s Spawn, Star Wars’ Darth Vader and Yoda, and Assassin’s Creed’s Ezio as characters who have made guest appearances in the weapons-based fighting series.

Soulcalibur 6 is heading to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One later this year. So far, Bandai Namco has confirmed nine characters — including Geralt — for the game’s roster: returning fighters Ivy, Zasalamel, Sophitia, Mitsurugi, Nightmare, Xianghua and Kilik, as well as Soulcalibur newcomer Grøh.

Check out some screenshots and artwork of Geralt in Soulcalibur 6 in the gallery below.