The Witcher 3 gets second playable character

Ben Parfitt
The Witcher 3 gets second playable character

Female Elf descendantCiri has been named as the second playable character who will feature in CD Projekt Red's The Witcher 3.

In Witcher fiction main star Geralt is a sort of father figure for Ciri, whom he has trained as a skilled monster hunter.

"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," the developer said.

"As Ciri is pursued by the Wild Hunt, a cavalcade of ghastly riders capable of unspeakable destruction, as well as the mighty Empire of Nilfgaard, it's down to Geralt to explore The Witcher 3's vast, open world to find her before anyone else does.

"With such a deep and developed plot, CD Projekt RED decided that introducing another character and telling parts of the story from her perspective would greatly benefit the overall experience."

The Witcher 3 recently suffered its second delay and is now scheduled for release on May 19th 2015.

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