CD Projekt RED confirmed a new playable character this morning, named Ciri. The developers describe the lead as an, “ashen-haired girl from an ancient prophecy. A descendant in a long-lost Elven-blood lineage, Ciri plays an important role in the Witcher lore.”

The character is both a healer and a destroyer according to the official announcement, also pursued by the Wild Hunt. The character was introduced as a plot-device to tell parts of the story from her perspective. “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 developers also described Ciri’s fighting style as a swordfighter with, “several unique skills that will gradually unlock as you play. She’s fast and agile, she can blink (as seen in the Elder Blood trailer), but — most importantly — there’s something dormant in her, a mythical power, but we’ll say more about that in the future.”