At The Game Awards 2014, it was revealed that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will feature more than one playable characters. Today, CD Projekt Red has announced that the second playable character is Ciri.
However, this does not mean that you will be able to switch between the characters at will like in GTA V. Instead, there will be certain moments in the game where you will assume the role of Ciri.
Developers believe that making Ciri a playable character will allow you to get more insight on the character.
Ciri is playable only during certain moments in the game – we introduce her to give gamers another perspective in the story to make it even 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.
CD Projekt Red assures that including another playable character will not affect Geralt’s storyline. Her inclusion will just ensure that people know other side of the story as well.
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.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is shaping up to be yet another great entry in the series. However, due to its recent delay, you will have to wait until May 19, 2015 to get your hands on the game.