The Witcher 3's Second Playable Character is Ciri

The Witcher 3's Second Playable Character is Ciri

After teasing a second playable character for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt at The Game Awards 2014, CD Projekt Red have announced who it is: Ciri, the Lion Cub of Cintra. 

"In the sea of blood, the key to salvation lies in a single drop. Cirilla Fiona Ellen Riannon, the ashen-haired girl from the prophecy, and apprentice of Geralt of Rivia," reads CD Projekt Red's biography of the character.

"Ciri is a young witcheress trained by Geralt in Kaer Morhen, or Wolf School, who possesses mystical powers key to understanding and stopping the Wild Hunt, the cavalcade of ghastly riders which pursues both her and Geralt. The twists of fate have separated and reunited Geralt and Ciri several times over the years and Geralt continues to search for the girl to this day."

Ciri is new to The Witcher games, but has appeared in the books upon which the game series is based. CD Projekt Red describe her as a fast and agile fighter with a Blink ability (as seen in the Elder Blood trailer), as well as a dormant, mythical power that will be revealed at a later date. 

Additionally, the developers said that while Ciri is playable and brings a new element to the game, The Witcher 3 is still primarily Geralt's story.

"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," reads CD Project Red's press release.



 

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Comments Comments (4)

 
Posted by Xenojay
On Tuesday 16 Dec 2014 12:33 PM
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Well she looks like she's ready to kick some a$$! That's awesome! Nice move, Projekt Red.
 
 
 
Posted by Daniel5000
On Tuesday 16 Dec 2014 10:43 PM
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Cool man I just can't wait to get my hands on this game it's going to be so good
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Wednesday 17 Dec 2014 9:28 AM
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Ha picked it was her. So looking forward to this game, bit gutted its delayed further but gives me time to clear some back log
 
 
 
gh567
Posted by gh567
On Tuesday 3 Feb 2015 7:13 PM
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17 December 2014, 09:28 AM Reply to SpawnSeekSlay
Ha picked it was her. So looking forward to this game, bit gutted its delayed further but gives me time to clear some back log
Amen to that haha! I've got too many to try and catch up with to have this come out early....