Tomb Raider screenshot
Tomb Raider screenshot

Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics has revealed author Rhianna Pratchett as the lead writer of the 2013 reboot of the series.

The Somerset-born Pratchett has helped pen plenty of games in the past, including Mirror's Edge, Prince of Persia 2008, Overlord and Heavenly Sword.

"I grew up playing Tomb Raider, uncovering the world's secrets and unearthing its treasures; I have lived and died as Lara Croft, but nothing comes close to the challenge of re-writing her," said Pratchett.

"Seldom do we get the opportunity to re-imagine and reinvent a legend, so getting my narrative hands on Miss Croft was a once-in-a-life-time opportunity. It was going back to the genesis of video game action heroines and exploring how to make such an iconic character meaningful and relatable for gamers today."

Despite only being officially revealed today, Pratchett has been involved in the game since the beginning. "Rhianna has been working on the game with the narrative from its early inception,” Crystal Dynamics studio head Darrell Gallagher.

"There is no doubt that Rhianna has brought a depth and credibility to Lara, a heroine who will really connect with today’s gamers."

Square recently also announced Camilla Luddington as the vocal talent and performance actress behind the upcoming reboot.

The game has also been embroiled in a touch of post-E3 controversy after executive producer Ron Rosenberg said Lara would have to defend herself against a would-be rapist. Square Enix has since said Rosenberg "misspoke" and distanced itself from the comments.

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I don't know what it is, but Tomb Raider has never appealed to me. It isn't the gameplay because I enjoy similar types of games, and the visuals aren't terrible. I've never heard the soundtrack, so I can't comment. And I've played Other M, so this idea of a vulnerable woman rising up to challenges isn't a problem. I wonder why I don't like it?
Posted 09:46 on 13 July 2012

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Release Date: 05/03/2013
Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Publisher: Square Enix
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
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