Monster Hunter: World and The Witcher collide on February 8

Monster Hunter: World and The Witcher collide on February 8

The free Witcher crossover for Monster Hunter: World has penciled in February 8, 2019 for its launch day. As is usually the case, the console variations are up first, whereas PC gamers want to stay a bit extra affected person for his or her title replace. Geralt will present up within the PC model of World “at a later date.”

The screenshot potential alone is terrific — simply think about Geralt searching down a sure cheeky egg-stealing chook wyvern — however what does the replace truly embody? Whereas Capcom hasn’t detailed many specifics but, this trailer caps off with the grizzled adventurer getting into the New World by means of a portal.

As we heard from Monster Hunter producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, “The search for this collaboration is admittedly distinctive as a result of it mixes Monster Hunter: World gameplay together with the RPG components of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to create a very contemporary expertise we expect is going to enchantment to followers of each sequence.”

Providing barely extra tangible clues in regards to the team-up, CD Projekt RED famous that the Monster Hunter x Witcher replace “will span a sequence of Witcher-inspired quests,” with voice actor Doug Cockle reprising his position as anticipated. Out within the discipline, Geralt will “make the most of his signature combating type, seamlessly mixing swordplay, fight magic, and an assortment of monster searching gear.”

My expectations may be unrealistic with the meaty Iceborne enlargement in all probability consuming up Capcom’s time and vitality this yr, but it surely positive can be cool to see a creature from the Witcher bestiary in Monster Hunter: World much like the time Last Fantasy‘s Behemoth rained on everybody’s parade. (Sorry, SOS gamers.) Who’s probably the most appropriate candidate? The Griffin? By way of aesthetic, feasibility, and participant recognition, that is my go-to choose. I might higher scrounge up flash pods simply to be on the protected aspect.

Monster Hunter: World and The Witcher collide on February 8 screenshot