Ciri of the Elven-blood lineage possesses both healing and destructive powers.
When CD Projekt RED revealed new gameplay footage for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt at The Game Awards, many noticed another playable character along with Geralt. The developer has finally revealed more information on Ciri.
“A descendant in a long-lost Elven-blood lineage, Ciri plays an important role in the Witcher lore” and she is a “powerful, living weapon capable of both healing and destroying the world she inhabits.” Such powers make her a target for the Wild Hunt though which motivates Geralt to find her first.
It should be noted that while Ciri will “greatly benefit the overall experience,” the focus is still clearly on Geralt as the main character. “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.”
Ciri has been described as a strong swordfighter with great agility and a mythical power along with other unique abilities that will be revealed later. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be out on May 19th 2015 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.