Ciri is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s second playable character, CD Projekt RED announced.
Players won’t be able to switch between Geralt and Ciri at will, but players will assume control of her at certain moments said to be significant in terms of the story.
“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,” CD Projekt RED communications specialist Robert Malinowski told IGN. “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.”
Malinowski adds that while The Witcher is still about Geralt, these “handful of moments” will prove “glimpses of how the story feels from the other side.”
“She’s a living weapon… and everyone wants to control her,” Malinowski said. “This, plus she also has her own will and agenda, so it’s not just finding her that counts. I think that is the most important aspect of this character. Geralt knows Ciri since she was a child. She’s Geralt’s apprentice and they have a close emotional bond – he trained her so she could become a witcheress.”
Read up more on Ciri at The Witcher Wikia.