The second playable character in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been revealed: Ciri, Geralt’s apprentice. Developer CD Projekt RED has confirmed some further details about this new elven witcheress, who stars in the game’s latest trailer.
Robert Malinowski from CD Projekt RED explains:
We introduce Ciri as supportive narrative tool and not because of gameplay mechanics. 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.
Ciri comes from an elven bloodline once thought to be lost, and while we don’t know too much about her at this stage, we do know that this fast, agile “living weapon” is the target of the Wild Hunt itself.
Rather than offering gamers an alternative protagonist for the entirety of the game, CD Projekt RED has chosen to make Ciri playable “only during certain moments”. She brings a new perspective to the story, designed to make things 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 3: Wild Hunt was recently delayed into May 2015, so that developers could ensure that the 100+ hours of content are of the highest quality. RPG fans, treated to tidbits like this are happy to wait.