The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt adds Ciri as a playable character

An additonal playable character will be made available in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Learn about her and her role in The Witcher lore in this story.

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CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt may have been hit with yet another delay just a few days ago, but today, the developer has some good news to share with us in regards to Ciri’s role in the upcoming title.

Ciri will be a playable character in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and will play an important role in the game’s lore itself as she is considered a powerful, living weapon that’s capable of both healing and destroying the world she inhabits. Geralt is tasked with finding Ciri before the Wild Hunt does. As you play, several unique skills will be gradually unlocked, such as blinking.

CD Projekt RED decided to introduce another character to The Witcher series as a way to tell parts of the story from another experience, which they’re hoping would benefit the overall experience. With Ciri as a playable character, she is able to produce a number of narrative possibilities for the team. Even though Ciri is considered a major character, she isn’t playable in the same was as Geralt is as players will be experiencing his story.

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    December 15, 2014 9:12 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt adds Ciri as a playable character

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      December 15, 2014 2:04 PM

      Hopefully its not just a tacked on character due to recent trends and its actually well integrated

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        December 15, 2014 2:33 PM

        Hey, this is CD Projekt we're talking about: they'll do it right or they don't do it at all

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          December 15, 2014 4:11 PM

          yeah, word. they've earned my faith that they'll do things well

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          December 15, 2014 4:17 PM

          Agree,but recent studios making tacked on characters for the sake of equality make me hesitant.

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          December 15, 2014 4:21 PM

          These guys made a digital distribution platform that's a rival to Steam and released a third title in a series.

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          December 15, 2014 4:26 PM

          Yup. One of the few that I still have complete faith in.

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        December 15, 2014 3:18 PM

        I believe she is the central character in the story actually.

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          December 15, 2014 5:22 PM

          Yes she is the whole reason the Wild Hunt is around. Spoiler she is the inheritor of a bloodline from the elven royal family. So they are seeking her to basically force her in to marriage to reclaim that bloodline and the power that goes with it

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      December 15, 2014 3:06 PM

      Anyone going to play as anyone besides geralt?

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        December 15, 2014 3:07 PM

        Pretty sure this will be a story based thing where you play another character for a mission or two. Arkham City style.

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          December 15, 2014 3:08 PM

          Interesting. Wonder if this was always planned and they just announced it or if this is something new.

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            December 15, 2014 3:11 PM

            I mean, I don't actually know anything. I've read that this is a character from the books though, and that her inclusion at all might serve as some kind of spoiler.

            Just the way it's been talked about makes me think that you probably have a limited time to experience the world from another character's POV, not a deal where you choose to play as one of multiple characters for the entire game.

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              December 15, 2014 4:02 PM

              she's a pretty major character in the English books i'd read, fwiw.

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                December 15, 2014 6:44 PM

                Id almost call her the main character of the books

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