Rhianna Pratchett is lead writer for Tomb Raider reboot

Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:04 GMT By Stace Harman

Crystal Dynamics has announced that BAFTA nominee and Writers’ Guild of Great Britain award winner, Rhianna Pratchett, is the lead writer for its 2013 Tomb Raider reboot.

Rhianna Pratchett, writer and co-story designer on Mirror’s Edge, has been confirmed as the lead writer on Tomb Raider.

The British script writer, story designer and “narrative paramedic” was nominated for a BAFTA for her work on Heavenly Sword and won a Writers’ Guild of Great Britain award for Best Videogame Script for humorous action-adventure title, Overlord. She said of her appointment to Tomb Raider:

“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.

“Seldom do we get the opportunity to reimagine 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 videogame action heroines and exploring how to make such an iconic character meaningful and relatable for gamers today.”

Crystal Dynamics head, Darrell Gallagher, added, “She has brought a unique perspective to the project and helped us explore the character origins of Lara Croft. There is no doubt that Rhianna has brought a depth and credibility to Lara, a heroine who will really connect with today’s gamers.”

Pratchett will be participating in two panels at Comic Con in San Diego on Saturday July 14, from 12-2pm and then from 6-7pm.

Tomb Raider launches on March 5 2013. Recent hands-on impressions and a video interview with Crystal Dynamics’ global brand director, Karl Stewart, are up on the site right now.

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