THANK YOU! for that video....! Wow, I nearly teared up! Wish I could be there. Seattle is a great place to visit. PAX would always be engaging, but - - - just to reminisce among fellow Witcher fans would not even require words. Will see if I can livestream from England... and, holding my chalice up, Cheers! Thanks for all the amazing memories.
To include characters from the previous games, it would have required making W3 models for them, which I guess was seen as too much effort for a 2 minutes long video. If I recall correctly, it was said by one of the developers some time ago that Iorveth and Saskia are still considered alive. Edit: if the comment refers to the game, rather than the new trailer, then their absence is indeed a disappointment, as is in general that the older games, their characters, and the decisions you make tend to get "forgotten" over time. Hopefully this will be improved in the future and TW3 will not receive the same treatment.
I wholeheartedly agree with everything said above, but I'd just like to add that not only the game characters were "forgotten", but the ones from the books too. I rather enjoyed seeing them in Gwent, but it would've been lovely to hear about them a bit more in the games. *ahem* Angoulême *ahem*
On the topic of Iorveth and Saskia, would the fact that they're considered alive cancel Matters of Conscience?