CD Projket Red has announced that not only will you play as Geralt in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but also as Ciri. This ashen-haired girl is the descendant of a long-lost Elven-blood lineage. She is a powerful, living weapon capable of healing and destruction. Hunted by the Wild Hunt, Geralt sets out on his quest to find her, and slay the Wild Hunt.
The decision was made to include a second character to benefit the story. Telling parts of the story from Ciri’s perspective unlocks new narrative possibilities not possible if we just played as Geralt. Now, The Witcher 3 is still Geralt’s story, as such Ciri will only be playable at certain points in the game. You won’t be able to switch between the two on the fly.
Ciri brings a new way to play The Witcher 3 to the table. Fast and agile, Ciri can blink and use her mythical powers to decimate the enemies. She may not have as much brute force as Geralt, but she knows how to pack a punch.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was supposed to launch in February, but was delayed last week. It now launches on PS4, Xbox One, and PC May 19, 2015.