It’s been announced this week that Geralt of Rivia, protagonist of The Witcher games, will be coming to Monster Hunter World.
Which, with Soul Calibur VI, makes two non-Witcher-related games that Geralt’s appeared in. We got to thinking about which other games we’d like to see the grizzled one turn up in.
1Red Dead Redemption 2
Sure, Geralt’s sword might be a poor match for Red Dead Redemption 2’s heavily-armed antagonists, but with his magical powers he’d be more than able to keep up. RDR2’s crafting system means he’d be easily able to whip up all manner of potions and poisons. But, more importantly, we’d be able to settle the all important argument: who is better at taking a bath – Geralt of Rivia or Arthur Morgan?
2Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Geralt’s magical skills would ensure he’d fit right in with the other characters in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Though, in all honesty, just tossing out a severed werewolf head would turn the stomachs of at least half the racing cast off, and he’d have no problem out-staring Luigi.
It’s not that we really want to see him in Fortnite, but given that the online shooter’s absorbing culture like some kind of giant amoeba, we honestly expect to see him crop up soon enough.
4Two Point Hospital
Geralt may be known for his monster-slaughtering skills but, as The Witcher 3 shows, he’s a dab hand at healing. We’d love to see Doctor Geralt set up his own practice in Two Point Hospital, provided that the people he’s cured, using his unorthodox methods, don’t get burnt at the stake the moment they step out of the door.
Cuphead’s enemies are a monstrous lot, so who better to take the fight to the devil than The Witcher 3’s demon-slayer? Oh, who are we kidding – we just want to see a cel-shaded Geralt.
You might think Geralt would be a poor fit for Hitman 2, but he’s proven, time and time again, that he can sneak around with the best of them. Besides which, his presence would give us access to a huge range of unpleasant poisons, with effects more diverse than just dying or needing to use the toilet.
7Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!
Imagine a world populated with strange monsters with all manner of bizarre abilities. Now imagine throwing Geralt, a dedicated monster-slayer into that world; five minutes later, he’d be swanning around in a set of Pikachu-skin armour, while Ash and company fled in terror; a truly horrifying sight which we’d love to see.
Those, then are our picks. Not coming soon: Cooking Mama: Yennefer of Vengerberg edition.