CD Projekt Red has finally announced the other playable character in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt as Ciri. The announcement comes after a tease at the inaugural Game Awards.
In the fiction of the Witcher universe the main character Geralt is a kind of father-figure for Ciri, who he has trained up in some of the skills of monster hunting he specializes in. In a press released issued today Ciri is described as "a descendent in a long-lost Elven-blood lineage... a powerful, living weapon capable of both healing and destroying the world." She has long been known to be the object of the game's great evil, known as the Wild Hunt.
"CD Projekt Red decided that introducing another character and telling parts of the story from her perspective would greatly benefit the overall experience," CD Projekt said in the release.
The Witcher 3 was scheduled to launch in February, but has since been pushed into May for further polishing. It will launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One come May 19th, 2015.