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The Witcher's Geralt joins Monster Hunter World in February

The Monster Hunter World x The Witcher collaboration event has been given a solid date.

Capcom announced today that Geralt of Rivia, The Witcher series protagonist, will be added to Monster Hunter World on Friday, February 8. This date only applies to PS4, and Xbox One, with PC to follow at a later date.

The event is part of a collaboration revealed late last year, and will be made available through a free update. At the time, Capcom said this will be much more than just a character model, but the company has yet to explain what that means in gameplay terms.

We do know that Doug Cockle is returning to voice the character, so there's that.

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Capcom also revealed the start and end dates for the first Appreciation Fest in 2019. This first iteration runs from Saturday, January 26 until Friday, February 22 - meaning it'll be active when Geralt joins the game.

The Appreciation Fest dates, unlike most events in Monster Hunter World, apply to all three versions; PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Beyond that, it's not clear if The Witcher event will be available in the game permanently or not, though today's tweet announcing the news doesn't include an end date. Much of this will likely become clearer when Capcom officially details the content.

Until then, our Monster Hunter World guide will keep you company.

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