Earlier than The Witcher was a tv sequence, it was a online game franchise that tailored a sequence of novels and quick tales by Andrzej Sapkowski. The Netflix present adapts Sapkowski’s works fairly than the video games developed by CD Projekt Crimson (leading to distinction between The Witcher sequence and the video video games), however everybody concerned with the sequence is linked to the favored recreation franchise by affiliation.
And, because it seems, Batey has legit expertise within the online game world. He holds a credit score on the English model of the hack-and-slash action-roleplaying recreation Dragon Quest Heroes II, providing the voice of Cesar. Whereas on The Witcher, Batey’s Jaskier may be very a lot the song-singing, somewhat-nervous sidekick to the hero who actually does all of the onerous work, in Dragon Quest Heroes II, Batey voices one of many heroes, wielding a large sword and vanquishing dragons himself for a change. In fact, how a lot sword-wielding and dragon-vanquishing he truly does is as much as the gamers and the way good they’re.
The Dragon Quest Heroes II website outlines the storyline of the sport fairly poetically: “After a thousand years of peace, the Seven Realms all of the sudden collapse into battle as if guided by a mysterious and malicious pressure. Now, you have to lead a band of highly effective heroes in a quest to defeat evil and save the war-torn world!”
Followers clearly did not see Batey within the online game, however they actually heard his voice — one that might go on to be a beloved part of The Witcher.