Following his appearance in SoulCalibur VI, The Witcher 3’s Geralt of Rivia is diving into Capcom’s action RPG game, Monster Hunter World. The white wolf will arrive as a free update on PS4 and Xbox One versions, on February 7th and he will come alongside new Witcher quests ( The PC update will come later).
The update is scheduled to go live at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET (12 AM GMT on February 8). Capcom didn’t share any details of how the update will look, although they said, the game will have a unique flavor, blending in the Witcher’s 3 Geralt of Rivia gameplay into Monster Hunter World’s gaming systems.
According to Capcom, the Witcher collaboration event was developed closely with CD Projekt Red, the studio behind the Witcher series and the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077. Geralt’s original voice actor was brought also in the new update to bring more originality to it.
Geralt will arrive to Monster Hunter’s World gameplay in the first anniversary event, called The Appreciation Fest. The event will continue to run on all platforms until February 21, and it brings back most of the game’s previous Event Quests alongside some new ones. Players can also craft new anniversary gear sets for their hunters and Palicos.
Monster Hunter World has been a huge hit after its release on the previous month and sold over 11M copies around the world, which made its creators more than happy. It’s positive critics also lead Capcom to win and claim the honor of Metacritic’s top publisher of 2018.
Capcom still has a lot more new content planned for Monster Hunter World. This fall, the publisher will release Iceborne, a major paid expansion that will introduce new monsters to hunt, locales to explore, gear to craft, and other content.