The Witcher 3 to include a second playable character
Ciri is a powerful, living weapon capable of both healing and destroying the world she inhabits
CD Projekt RED has revealed details about previously-hinted-at playable character Ciri in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Ciri is the ashen-haired girl from an ancient prophecy. A descendant in a long-lost Elven-blood lineage, Ciri plays an important role in the Witcher lore -- a powerful, living weapon capable of both healing and destroying the world she inhabits.
As Ciri is pursued by the Wild Hunt, a cavalcade of ghastly riders capable of unspeakable destruction, as well as the mighty Empire of Nilfgaard, it's down to Geralt to explore open world to find her before anyone else does.
"Adding Ciri as a playable character unlocks quite a few narrative possibilities for the team, though while Ciri is a major character, she is not a playable character in the same way as Geralt -- the game is still about him, his story and how you, as the player, choose to face the choices and encounters in front of you," said the developers.
Ciri boasts great swordfighting abilities, as well as several unique skills that will gradually unlock as you play. She’s fast and agile, she can blink (as seen in the Elder Blood trailer), but she also has a mythical power.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is set to arrive on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 in May 2015.