Geralt may appear in Soul Calibur VI but here are the characters we really want


This is Brendan, broadcasting live from rumour world, where everything is made of a nebulous candy floss-like substance. The locals call it “hope.” Amid this sticky cloud, a figure has formed. It’s Geralt of Rivia, hero of popular Gwent spin-off, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The monster-hunting swordsman will “make an appearance” in another game later this year, according to CD Projekt Red community lead Marcin Momot. Some have asserted that he’ll be a guest character in upcoming fighting game Soul Calibur VI. Which makes sense given the close business ties between the Polish studio and Japanese publisher Namco Bandai.

It isn’t confirmed. But it does raise the question: who else deserves a place on the stage of history? I asked the RPS treehouse who they’d like to see. Here’s the list we all settled on.

Capra Demon from Dark Souls


Weapon: Two large swords, two large dogs

Super-duper finishing move: Pushes you into an alley the size of an old caravan, grabs the game’s camera and beats you to death with it.

The man stuck in the cauldron from Getting Over It

I'm trying but it hurts

Weapon: Sledgehammer

Super-duper finishing move: Slams you on top of the skull with his hammer and launches himself into low orbit, goes round the earth once and then falls back exactly where he started, crushing you beneath the cauldron. The whole sequence is narrated by Bennett Foddy.

Gregg from Night in the Woods

Night In The Woods

Weapon: Baseball bat Knife

Super-duper finishing move: Wobbles his arms about with a howl of excited laughter. Then smashes stabs you in the legs shouting: “It’s not a proper crime!”

Janitor from Viscera Cleanup Detail


Weapon: Mop

Super-duper finishing move: A meter is charged by mopping up blood during the fight. When the meter is full, the Janitor triggers the ultimate soapy bucket and mops you out of existence.

The bloke from NEO Scavenger


Weapon: Anything he can find

Super-duper finishing move: Limps towards you, stumbles, falls, grabs you by the legs, bashes your ankle with a fist-sized rock, tries to get upright, falls, brings you down with him, scrabbles to get you in a headlock, reaches desperately for a glass bottle, gets knocked off balance and crushes bottle under his own hand, bleeds heavily all over your face, finally strangles you with the lace from his only shoe.

Isaac from The Binding of Isaac


Weapon: Tears

Super-duper finishing move: Cries on you with such childlike ferocity that you tumble backwards, off the edge of the stage, and into a slow-moving river of poop.

Him from Kentucky Route Zero with the phantom leg


Weapon: Introspection

Super-duper finishing move: Distracts his enemies with a noodling folksy anecdote before unleashing upon them a very tired dog.

Yellow man from Nidhogg


Weapon: Rapier

Super-duper finishing move: Throws his rapier directly at you. You duck, thinking: “Ha ha, that won’t work here, pixel man.” But oh no. Boomerang mode is on. The rapier comes spinning back and pierces you dramatically through the heart. You whisper, blood seeping from your lips: “But… we were brothers… you and I……….”

The Silent from Slay the Spire


Weapon: Shivs

Super-duper finishing move: The Silent disappears. Suddenly, you are sliced with a poisonous dagger, then another, then another. Where are they coming from!? The Silent emerges from the shadows. The game continues. You’re still alive! You move forward and press a button to attack. That’s when the poison takes hold.

The chummy time travel mech from Titanfall 2


Weapon: His legs – the only parts that fit on the screen

Super-duper finishing move: A man ejects from the pilot seat of the Mech. He sprints towards you, blipping in and out of your timeline. With each blip, one of your limbs disappears, as if it was never there. Memories flood into your mind. You know this man. He was there on your sixth birthday. He was there when you graduated. He was there on your honeymoon. And each time he took a limb from you. This man, no, this demon. How could you not have recognised him? Now, as he approaches you on this field of battle, he is unmistakable. Finally, he is coming for your head.

K. O! Good fight.

Well, that’s that. What character would you like to see? So far only a few characters have been officially confirmed, including new boy Grøh. As for Geralt, he’s clearly not been forgotten about. CD Project Red have also hinted at a Witcher cameo in their upcoming RPG Cyberpunk 2077.

“I think Geralt is a little bit cyberpunk,” Mike Pondsmith told Adam in an interview, “and I hope we can sneak something in 2077 that relates to him without the fans immediately catching on.”

Some in the treehouse have pointed out that Ciri seems to have been to a cyberpunk world during her portal-hopping adventures. So, who knows where all this might lead.


Top comments

  1. SuddenSight says:

    I’m a little disappointed by Yellow from Niddhog’s super here. It clearly should involve the worm swooping down from the sky to consume Yellow, who jumps confidently into its gaping maw. You are left behind, alive, alone, and defeated.
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    Drib says:

    I appreciate that many of these are wholly inappropriate.

    In so, Monika from DDLC.

    • Grim_22 says:

      That’s ridiculous, what kind of character roster would it be with just Monika. Just Monika. Just Monika. JUST MONIKA. JUST MONIKA. JUST MONIKA. JUST MONIKA. JUST MONIKA. JUST MONIKA. JUST MONIKA.

  2. int says:

    Sulik and Grampy Bone from Fallout 2

  3. Chiselphane says:

    Marlon, from Stardew Valley. Retired adventurer coming back for one last fight blah blah blah.

    Or maybe Mr Qi

  4. Railway Rifle says:

    Conway from Gunpoint. For his special move, he leaps at you, crashing both of you through a window, even/especially if its presence makes no sense, then punches you a thousand times.

    The Jydge from JYDGE. I don’t know his special move, but it’s a neat character design.

  5. crazyd says:

    It’s “Gregg” in Night in the Woods, not “Greg”. And, Mae wields the bat, Gregg’s more of a knife guy.

  6. ran93r says:

    I hope they do confirm Gerald, game would be instabuy for me.

    Final Fantasy characters would also be nice, especially as the Dissidia games are a bit guff.

    • Darth Gangrel says:

      I hope they don’t confirm Geralt for Soul Calibur VI or any other game/genre I don’t want to play, but also because it doesn’t suit his character to be in a fighting game. He fights when he has to and prefers peaceful solutions to monster-human problems.

      If worst comes to worst and they DO confirm him for Soul Calibur or whatever, then I simply won’t play it. Nothing more to it.

  7. LennyLeonardo says:

    The Manitoba Beast Bug from Gravity Bone. It will run you over in a surprising bus.

  8. Evan_ says:

    Jebediah Kerman from KSP. He doesn’t notice the other combatant, just launches rockets absentmindedly until someone dies.

  9. SuddenSight says:

    I’m a little disappointed by Yellow from Niddhog’s super here. It clearly should involve the worm swooping down from the sky to consume Yellow, who jumps confidently into its gaping maw. You are left behind, alive, alone, and defeated.

  10. Godwhacker says:

    Iolo from Ultima; Morte from Planescape: Torment; the Ferrari F50 from Outrun 2: Coast 2 Coast

    • Railway Rifle says:

      I was going to suggest the driver from Outrun, with the special of the car running you over (driven by the passenger.)

  11. Thulsa Hex says:

    I could see the inclusion of some combination of 2B, 9S, and/or A2 from Nier actually working out well.

    • Thulsa Hex says:

      P.S. I do hope SCVI is good! SCII (GameCube) is still my favourite. Link was a fairly fun inclusion, and Geralt is a similar-feeling choice to me (not to mention platform agnostic).

      I have no idea how well Heihachi (PS2) and Spawn (Xbox) compared to Link, but I do remember laughing at Microsoft’s apparent lack of suitable first-party characters. Memories!

      P.P.S. I HATED Yoda in SCIV.

  12. icarussc says:

    Uh, obviously it should be Murray from Monkey Island! Super: viciously taunt you from his position, immobile but confident. You regain a little life.

  13. Ghostwise says:

    Flux Dabes from Crashlands ! She’s a shipment shipper from the Bureau of Shipping, you know.

    • DragonDai says:

      I was absolutely shocked at how much I enjoyed that game. It’s was grind as hell, but it charmed my pants off and was just genuinely fun. Also, she’d be a great addition. Finishing move? Something involving the Gong, of course.

  14. Railway Rifle says:

    A minor character from TES: Oblivion. As a special move, he gliches out, sinks into the floor and you are buried by a thousand melons.

  15. Rituro says:

    BJ Blazkowicz, carrying the Nazi hatchets from the current iteration of Wolfenstein. For his super duper move, he goes full Indiana Jones and with a tired “screw it”, just shoots the opposing player point-blank with the Schockhammer.

  16. cpt_freakout says:


    … I’d also vote for Red from Transistor! And on a sillier note I’d vote for a guy with no pants and a pan from PUBG as well as a Crusader Kings 2 baron with a bunch of randomized traits

  17. Rince says:

    Geralt? No. That’s boring!
    I would prefer Lydia from Skyrim. Her finishing move can be bury in tons of loot her rival.

    That or Ezio again.

  18. forcedtosignupsoheresdummyusername says:

    It’s not a sledgehammer, it’s a yosemite hammer! Get it right, I mean, gosh! Bennett Foddy himself confirmed! Gosh!

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