WMG: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Ciri will appear in the game

One of Game Informer's pics shows a woman with blonde hair - and she is a lot shorter than Geralt, no less. There aren't too many blondes in the Witcher universe, and since this game is supposed to finally deal with the book series' myth arc, it would be appropriate for Ciri to be in the game.
  • This mystery woman also has a witcher's silver sword packed on her horse. Ciri received a Witcher's swordsmanship training regimen.
  • Pretty much confirmed by the E3 trailer.

You will have to choose between Triss or Yennefer

Triss has appeared in the previous two games and is the main female who most gamers would have developed attachment towards, and therefore many are already stating that they will stick with Triss. Yennefer, on the other hand, is the main woman from the books, and has been repeatedly stated to be Geralt's true love. And, of course, the Witcher games have always made sure to have difficult choices.

Since this game is supposed to finally conclude the series, it only makes sense that the events which were foreshadowed for so long would finally happen. Also, the icy times of Ithlinne's Prophecy were already previewed in the first game.
  • The climate is indeed cooling, but to honestly call it the onset of icy times (and not a foreshadowing them heavy snowfall), it would need to be decades after the first game. Flash-forwards from the Saga show a fully functioning society hundred years into the future. On the other hand, it is not impossible that this scene depicts Geralt sent (by Ciri?) into the future. But, hey, "Winter is Coming!"
    • It's also possible that the Wild Hunt is having a hand at hastening the Wolf's Blizzard into a much more immediate threat.

Roche and Iorveth are going to join powers
And this is going to be badass. Moreover, this seems quite real. They obviously respect each other and, if asked during Chapter 2 of Witcher 2, would refer to each other as a Worthy Opponent. Roche is a true blue Northerner and doesn't want to live under the Empire, while Iorveth is still angry over the Empire selling out the Squirrels when they lost the first war; an Enemy Mine situation may exist.
  • This hinges largely on their both surviving the events of the second game. On Iorveth's path, he'll be mortally wounded if Geralt opts to save Triss, and Roche will have been sent to the Yaruga River - otherwise known as the area that Nilfgaard starts their invasion of the North from. While Roche definitely lives on his path, Iorveth was on the losing side of the siege of Vergen, so his fate is up in the air.
  • Jossed. Iorveth does not appear in the main game, no word yet on the expansions.

Nilfgaard will have already conquered Temeria, Aedirn and the Pontar Valley by the time this game begins
Aside from making it easier for CD Projekt Red to consolidate the various endings of The Witcher 2 into one starting point for the game world, it's hard to believe that Nilfgaard won't be able to conquer those regions: Aedirn either has no king or a weak one, Temeria is either in civil war or has been recently conquered by Redania and/or Kaedwen and the Pontar Valley is either a recently formed sovereign nation or recently conquered Kaedwen territory. It's hard to believe that those regions will be able to hold out long against the might of Nilfgaard.
  • Confirmed.

The mentioned Sex Face Turn on a sorceress is with Yennefer.
Still amnesiac like Geralt, she wasn't quite as lucky in finding friends that knew her before and was led astray by those who would manipulate her. A roll with Geralt breaks the amnesia.
  • Or Sile
  • Or Philippa
    • Síle has a good chance of being dead after the previous game, and Philippa really isn't into men. Also, she's kind of missing both eyes after the events in the previous game.

Geralt will be able to get Dijkstra's help in bringing down Philipa for good

In the books, Dijkstra had to flee Redania when he learned too much about Phil's schemes. He probably holds a grudge, and if anyone is smart enough to beat Phil, it's him.
  • Considering the games' grey morality and multiple choices, it's just as likely that the two might team up, and even that you might team up with them. It doesn't always pay to obsess about old betrayals, and Philippa would have Ciri's best interests in mind, as well, if only for self-serving reasons.
  • Jossed. Geralt needs Philippa's help in this game, and it's Dijkstra who gets in the way of that.

The game's tutorial will take place at Kaer Moerhen, in a Flash Back.
The E3 trailer gave a glimpse of a castle that looked very much like Kaer Moerhen from the first game, but the region the game takes place in is nowhere near the Witchers' fortress in Kaedwen. But one of the big things about the story is Geralt's memory coming back. What better way to demonstrate it, than by flashing back to Geralt's youth as a Witcher in training?
  • This appears to be half confirmed by the most recent press releases. Only the prologue/tutorial will focus on Ciri's training at Kaer Moerhen, not Geralt's.
    • Half-right. The tutorial is actually a dream of Kaer Moerhen. It depicts events that never actually happened but which are idyllic before things take a turn for the worse and Geralt wakes up.

Letho will return.
It could end up being based on an imported save file and the player's choices in the second game, but one of the witchers with Geralt in the Sword of Destiny Trailer lacks sleeves and has some very beefy arms. We don't see much more of him than that, but he's the only witcher in that sequence not shown fighting like Vesemir, Eskel and Lambert. He's also the furthest from Geralt in the shot of them all standing behind Geralt amidst all those monster corpses.
  • I don't thinks so, for two reasons. One, Letho has a 50/50 chance of being dead, and if alive promised that we'd never see him again. Two, the unknown witcher is nowhere near big enough to be Letho. Given that there are supposed to be five witchers of the School of the Viper (four of which are accounted for), and Geralt's flashbacks show four other witchers accompanying him south (three of which are accounted for), I'd give good odds that this mystery fellow is the last of the the Vipers. On an unrelated note, his character model reminds me far more of Berengar, but we all know what's wrong with that theory.
    • Based on comments some reviewers have made, it sounds like Letho can indeed make a comeback, after all!
    • Confirmed.

Geralt won't kill the Big Bad
in keeping with the idea that Witchers are a thing from the past and no longer needed, the final battle for geralt will be to Holdthe Line while one of his non-Witcher friends kill the Big Bad, thus convincing geralt that he's no longer needed in this world.
  • Well, Ciri is the Child of Destiny. Geralt's quest is, in essence, to help prop Ciri up to her rightful place. It's very much in the realm of possibility that Ciri will be the one to ultimately resolve the conflict of the game, with Geralt playing a secondary role as her protector and assistant.
  • Jossed. He does. Ciri is otherwise occupied.
    • Jossed only in a manner of speaking, since the biggest bad is the Cthulhuesque White Frost, and Ciri does, in fact, destroy it as she was destined to, after Geralt takes care of Eredin.

The "child of prophecy, a living weapon capable of untold destruction" mentioned in the advertising blurb
will be Alvin, the boy Geralt encounters in the first game that also utters the aforementioned Prophecy of Ithlinne.
  • This seems decidedly improbable. Alvin was never anything more than a stand-in for Ciri in terms of the plot, and now that she herself has returned, there really isn't any need to have him appear, any more. Considering that CDPR completely ignored his plotline in their Witcher story recap, it seems more likely that he is being quietly excised from the canon entirely.
  • Alvin's story was neatly wrapped up as a Stable Time Loop in the first game, though. He can't be too involved in this game since he needs to grow up and become the first game's big bad.
  • Jossed. Alvin serves no purpose in the game, aside from leaving a letter behind for Geralt in a side quest.

Geralt did not escape the Wild Hunt.
The previous Witcher games have suggested that Geralt somehow escaped the Wild Hunt back to his own world after willingly giving himself to them to save Yennefer, but we haven't gotten so much as a hint of how he accomplished this heroic act. But considering all the facts, it seems possible if not likely that the King of the Wild Hunt actually set Geralt deliberately loose in hopes that he would one day lead him to Ciri. In the beginning of the first game the King's laughter can be heard as Geralt runs through the forest and in the finale he calls Geralt his servant. And the previews of the third game have suggested that something bad will happen if Geralt will actually find Ciri; perhaps whatever magical contract binding him kicks in should that happen, or simply that he will unconsciously signal the Hunt of his location?

There will be a Witcher 3 Enhanced Edition.
Aside from the 16 free DL Cs, there will be a culminating free expansion with gameplay improvements and a new map where the entire city of Vizima is opened for exploration with quests and such, with the main storyline involving Vernon Roche and his ragtag Temerian resistance sabotaging the Nilfgaardians in the city.
  • While there's little doubt that there's going to be an Enhanced Edition, the probability of it adding any new regions is pretty much nil, and in any case the game emphasises how little Geralt cares about politics. Having an entirely new storyline revolving exclusively around the political situation of a city is unbelievable to say the least. All I personally hope from the EE is added depth to the endgame; more interaction with Eredin and Avallac'h, more information about the White Frost and the Elder Blood — as well as a more complex and challenging final bossfight.

The real reason the Bloody Baron was so helpful to Ciri.
...Is that as an avid Gwent player, he recognized her, and hoped by helping her she would somehow give him the OP card that represents her.

Geralt's horse, Roach, is actually a cockroach transformed to a horse! Or it could be.. Vernon Roche!
  • Roach's name actually refers to the species of fish, not insect.

Dandelion is responsible for making the Gwent cards
It seems odd that all of the Gwent cards we see in the game consist of people who have crossed paths with Geralt at some point or another. It's also especially odd that both Geralt and Ciri are the strongest cards of all (and Dandelion's, while not a Special Card, is one of the few that has a unique rule that makes it very valuable). And who has been making a killing off of Geralt's adventures all this time? Dandelion of course. It only stands to reason that he would design, or commission the design of the cards themselves, borrow the ruleset from a centuries-old game of Dwarven origin, and sell them to make money. And it worked; by The Witcher 3, Gwent is now a mainstream hit!

The Witcher universe and other worlds seen/mentioned are part of Magic: The Gathering multiverse and Ciri is a planeswalker.
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