While Geralt may hate portals, it seems he can’t get away from interdimensional passages. Monster Hunter: World marks his latest crossover journey, and it least means the Witcher will get to do what he does best: hunt monsters. Geralt will become part of Capcom’s game in a free update next year.
You will “take on the mantle” of Geralt while setting out on a number of unique quests built around the Witcher. It’s going to be something different from what you’re used to, as these missions will “offer a unique gameplay experience blending RPG mechanics of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with Monster Hunter: World’s game systems.”
Exactly what that means in concrete terms remains to be seen – the official announcement is maddeningly vague – but we’ll find out in early 2019. While the Winter Festival saw PC players finally get parity with console players for in-game events, there’s going to be another delay for Geralt. This update comes to computers sometime “soon” after the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One patches go out.
As with Geralt’s appearance in Soulcalibur VI, he’ll have his trademark voice here courtesy of Doug Cockle.
As fun as another Geralt cameo may be, the big news for Monster Hunter: World today is Iceborn, a massive expansion with an frozen new biome to explore. We’ll find out more this spring, but it looks like this is another one where PC players are going to have to wait.