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Ciri is The Witcher 3’s other playable character

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When CD Projekt Red revealed that the new Witcher game would allow players to take on the role of another character, it caused almost as much speculation as their new trailer. Now they’ve confirmed that character’s identity, and added some hints about gameplay.

CD Projekt Red revealed that Ciri will be the second playable character, but you won’t be able to switch between her and Geralt at will. Instead, there will be certain moments in the story when you’ll take control of her – these moments will be significant plot points. While we don’t get many details about her play style, they confirmed that:

she’ll be fast and agile, and will also be able to blink. A mythical power is also teased.

Players won’t play as her for long period of time, but she is described as “a living weapon” who everyone wants control over.

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.

I’ve been reading and loving the books, which I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys the series of games. According to the lore, Ciri is a descendent of long lost Elven Blood. She was also a child of destiny for Geralt – he raised her as his own and even had her trained as a Witcheress. Along the way, she became extremely emotionally bonded to him, as well as to Yennefer and even Triss. Now the Wild Hunt is pursuing her and it will certainly add some interesting gameplay to the experience, especially as she is also known as The Lady of the Lake and I will bet that her powers include interaction with animals or time travel depending on how they interpret her for the game.

With the game delayed until May next year, I suppose there will be a whole lot more teasing, speculation and hype building before it’s launched. I just hope that it can live up to the (incredibly high) expectations that have been built by fans.

Last Updated: December 17, 2014

50 Comments

  1. Rock789

    December 17, 2014 at 07:52

    Shweet! Bring it on. My soul is ready! πŸ™‚ Seriously looking forward to this game – whenever it may arrive… I honestly don’t mind the delays… They just need to take their time and release when they’re happy it’s complete – then I will be a happy Witcher.

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  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    December 17, 2014 at 07:54

    Aw yes, time to get Ciri-ous!

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    • Admiral Chief BellatorMachina

      December 17, 2014 at 07:57

      It’s…….gone

      Reply

      • Rock789

        December 17, 2014 at 08:11

        The love? Is it gone again?

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          December 17, 2014 at 08:18

          #ForeverSP πŸ™

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          • Rock789

            December 17, 2014 at 08:19

            * #ForeverSP πŸ™‚
            There – corrected for you. πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 17, 2014 at 08:24

            lol – it has its perks.

    • Captain JJ glitterati fantasti

      December 17, 2014 at 09:04

      Oh wow. It’s not even Monday.

      Reply

  3. Willem Swanepoel

    December 17, 2014 at 07:58

    It is going to be tough if there is a situation in the game that you have to choose between Yennefer, Ciri and Triss. It will drive me insane ;-)~

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    • RustedFaith

      December 17, 2014 at 09:51

      Yennefer its a no brainer πŸ˜›

      Reply

      • Willem Swanepoel

        December 17, 2014 at 09:56

        I like Triss but Ciri … she is awesome!

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    • Ryanza

      December 17, 2014 at 09:55

      They going to make us choose. Let’s hope one of the outcomes is where they all live. If I had to choose for only one to live and the other 2 die, I’ll need days for that decision.

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  4. ToshZA

    December 17, 2014 at 08:15

    Ciri, I need coffee. Find me the nearest coffee shop.

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  5. oOqUiS

    December 17, 2014 at 08:20

    Almost like Ellie in the last of us.

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    • Squidle

      December 17, 2014 at 09:19

      Ellie is as drab as the young Kenway in AC3. What an overrated game.

      Reply

  6. Lardus-Resident Perve

    December 17, 2014 at 08:42

    I am interested in this game, but have not yet managed to get my hands on 1 and 2, so I am going to feel I lost out. Might skip it only because of that.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      December 17, 2014 at 08:48

      I’ve got a GOG gift code for Witcher 2 that might still be valid, if you’re on PC that is.

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      • Lardus-Resident Perve

        December 17, 2014 at 08:52

        You are a worthy Emperor. Big issue for me, is that I have VERY limited cap πŸ™ They stole parts of my Telkom lines 63 times over 2010/2011, so been without it since March 2011 when Telkom gave up. On mobile broadband now πŸ™

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          December 17, 2014 at 08:56

          Eish that sucks. It’s a 15GB download. It’s probably cheaper to buy it than download via mobile hehe.

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        • Ryanza

          December 17, 2014 at 08:56

          The Witcher 3 is made for people like you. Just buy, install, and play. No internet needed.

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          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            December 17, 2014 at 10:09

            Correction, buy new PC, buy game, install πŸ™‚
            I stopped upgrading my PC when so many games started with the internet thing. Couldn’t play Shogun2 for two years due to Steam updates and my crappy internet. If I could only find a home with ADSL again πŸ™

        • Spaffy

          December 17, 2014 at 09:04

          If you are in CPT I can “loan” you my copy.
          Unfortunately I have already “loaned” nr.1 to someone over a year ago.

          On reflection….

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          • Ryanza

            December 17, 2014 at 09:27

            Just burn a copy onto a disc for people to play. But make sure they buy the games on GOG first.

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            December 17, 2014 at 10:11

            I am in PTA, but thanks for the offer πŸ™‚

          • Ryanza

            December 17, 2014 at 10:17

            I would say post but if they post it, the witcher 3 might be out before you get the post.

        • RustedFaith

          December 17, 2014 at 09:52

          I have a copy for you in cape town as well.

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          • Ryanza

            December 17, 2014 at 09:56

            Spread the love.

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            December 17, 2014 at 10:11

            Such friendly people on this site πŸ™‚

    • Ryanza

      December 17, 2014 at 09:23

      The Witcher 3 should be a good standalone game. The devs are aware that there will be people who hasn’t played the previous game. The tutorial for The Witcher 3 should cover what you missed out in the story so far.

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    • Willem Swanepoel

      December 17, 2014 at 10:02

      You can also youtube the story if you do not want to play the game. There is a lot of them on the web. No reason not to know about the story before grabbing the game of the year 2015 πŸ˜‰

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      • Lardus-Resident Perve

        December 17, 2014 at 10:07

        True, but this one wants to LIVE the story, not watch it πŸ™‚
        When I got interested in ME3, I got the first two to play through.
        When I got interested in DA:I, I got the first two to play through.
        It is my escape from this corrupt and hateful world to live these stories πŸ™‚

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        • Willem Swanepoel

          December 17, 2014 at 10:38

          Then you better get the games πŸ˜‰ Both should be on specials now. Find someone with the files. It is pretty easy with Steam or GOG, buy the game, copy the files from the disc or hdd and play. No need to download it.

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  7. Ryanza

    December 17, 2014 at 08:48

    http://i.imgur.com/kWkGigE.jpg

    Intro to the game? Play as young Ciri and learn to become a Witcher? You know, to get people you who hasn’t played Witcher 1 and 2, to get familiar with the game and back story.

    Don’t Support DRM. The Witcher 3 is coming.

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  8. PiratePiet

    December 17, 2014 at 08:50

    Bought a GTX970 a week ago just for this game… Gonna be epic. Hoping to do a play through of 1 and 2 before it comes out!

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    • Ryanza

      December 17, 2014 at 11:07

      Witcher 2 ubersampling.

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      • PiratePiet

        December 17, 2014 at 11:23

        Already loaded witcher 2 enhanced ed and cranked the graphics to max. Man it looks purdy.
        Still need to load witcher 1, want to make sure I make all the right decisions this time.
        You being the witcher expert, do you know if it will incorporate previous saves?

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        • Ryanza

          December 17, 2014 at 11:26

          The Witcher 3 will incorporate previous saves, PC version only. Not sure yet what they going to do for consoles.

          I still need to replay both games to get my save file ready for The Witcher 3.

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          • PiratePiet

            December 17, 2014 at 11:28

            You and me both brother. Hope to be done with witcher 1 by end of the year. Takes time doing it right.

  9. Ryanza

    December 17, 2014 at 08:52

  10. Ryanza

    December 17, 2014 at 09:01

    Geralt do the sword dance.

    http://i.imgur.com/oMmACIA.gif

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    • Captain JJ glitterati fantasti

      December 17, 2014 at 09:05

      I feel pretty, oh so pretty.

      Reply

    • Aries

      December 17, 2014 at 10:52

      Im actually in this part of the game still, hope I find the energy to finish it

      Reply

      • Ryanza

        December 17, 2014 at 11:09

        The gif is from the Witcher 3 demo. So if you have the game or demo. Send it my way.

        But if you meant Witcher 2. Is that not like the 1st mission.

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        • Aries

          December 17, 2014 at 12:09

          im in a swamp , and im talking witcher 2, the game slow paced for me, thats why im there still

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  11. Captain JJ glitterati fantasti

    December 17, 2014 at 09:04

    I didn’t for a second think it would be Yennefer, it just wouldn’t make sense.

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    • Ryanza

      December 17, 2014 at 09:24

      We all knew it was Ciri.

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      • Captain JJ glitterati fantasti

        December 17, 2014 at 09:39

        A lot of people were speculating otherwise though.

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  12. Ryanza

    December 17, 2014 at 09:12

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B4lsamQCcAAg_z9.png:large

    Do they sell the Official Playstation Magazine UK, in South Africa? On sale the 19th.

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  13. HairyEwok

    December 17, 2014 at 09:50

    I like me a battle scarred lady, indeed yes.

    Reply

  14. Ryanza

    December 17, 2014 at 10:13

    Playing as a female in a video game. Is Ciri over sexualised? Is Ciri like the girly girl? Or is Ciri a badass chick, that everyone is excited to play her side of the story?

    http://static.cdprojektred.com/thewitcher/upload/mkt/ciri1.jpg

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