The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt marks the end of Geralt of Rivia's career as the titular Witcher, but he's not about to hang up his sword and retire by a warm fire. Earlier today, CD Projekt Red community manager Marcin Momot suggested the wizened warrior is getting ready to travel outside the series that made him famous.
"What if Geralt was going to step out of the @witchergame for the very first time to make an appearance in one of the upcoming games later this year?" Momot tweeted. Half the internet immediately started screaming about Super Smash Bros and the other half wondered aloud about Cyberpunk. My favorite suggestion is the single tiny voice that cried out "Pokémon Snap 2!" I would buy "Geralt's Adventures in Pokémon Snap 2" so quickly, I'd break the sound barrier on my way to the store.
Momot's fallen silent since, but Let's Play Video Games followed up with a rumor about Geralt possibly appearing in Soul Calibur 6, which is due out later this year.
"The Witcher's Geralt of Rivia is to be the guest character in Bandai Namco’s Soul Calibur VI," writes Let's Play Video Games' Joe Parlock. "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."
Parlock goes on to point out Soul Calibur's publisher, Bandai Namco, helped distribute The Witcher 3 in western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The companies have ties, so the team-up isn't unprecedented. "We've had Yoda [in Soul Calibur], is Geralt really such a stretch?" Parlock adds.
Nope, it's not. Weirder things have happened in fighting game team-ups: I'll never be over Cloud moseying into Smash Bros. Nevertheless, we have to wait for official confirmation about Geralt's new job from CD Projekt Red. For all we know, he's going to pop up in Candy Crush.