Having made her debut in the “Elder Blood” trailer that debuted during The Game Awards, CD Projekt Red has confirmed that the character Ciri will be the second playable character in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
“Ciri is playable only during certain moments in the game,” Robert Malinowski told IGN. “We introduce her to give gamers another perspective in the story to make it even more engaging. You won’t play as her for long periods of time, but since she’s crucial to the plot, we thought that additional insight will allow gamers to better bond with this cool character.The Witcher was always about Geralt and that has not changed, but that handful of moments when you play as Ciri provide us with glimpses of how the story feels from the other side.’
“She’s a living weapon… and everyone wants to control her. This, plus she also has her own will and agenda, so it’s not just finding her that counts. I think that is the most important aspect of this character. Geralt knows Ciri since she was a child. She’s Geralt’s apprentice and they have a close emotional bond – he trained her so she could become a witcheress.”
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features a vast, living, open world full of meticulously-created quests and Points of Interest, 35 times bigger than the one in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Experience a realm where morality is not a simple choice between good and evil and where every decision ripples through the one hundred hours of gameplay CD Projekt RED has hand-crafted to meet the needs of the RPG fan.
Based on the critically-acclaimed novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on May 19, 2015.