This was announced on the Video Game Awards stage by CD Projekt Red’s senior game designer, Damien Monnier, while also showcasing a new trailer for the game.
While Monnier did not mention who those characters will be, the trailer may give us reason to believe it would be one of the two new female characters, Yennefer or Ciri.
Ciri was actually trained by Geralt in the art of slaying monsters so it shouldn’t make a huge difference in terms of gameplay, but Yennefer is a sorceress which means that different gameplay mechanics are in order. Whoever it is, nobody saw it coming and it should be quite fun stepping in someone else’s shoes.
You can watch the new trailer below: