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Camilla Luddington confirmed as new Lara Croft voice

English-born actress Camilla Luddington - of True Blood fame - has been chosen to be "the voice and performance actress" of Lara Croft for the next Tomb Raider.

Luddington was picked for the role after an "international talent search using scouts in Europe and the US," according to Square.

She was picked as the company felt she was able to deliver "depth of emotion and the youthful tone needed for Lara Croft in the upcoming reimagining of the Tomb Raider franchise".

Said Darrell Gallagher, head of studio at Crystal Dynamics: “This has been one of the most important jobs for us to get right.

"This Tomb Raider game is very different to any other and we are demanding far more from the voice and performance acting than ever before as we take the franchise in a new direction.”

Luddington will appear on Nerd HQ and Comic-Con panels in San Diego next month to talk about the job, as will other members of the dev team.

Recently Luddington has starred in Californication and features in the current season of HBO’s True Blood.

Tomb Raider will release on March 5, 2013.

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