Tomb Raider's Lead Writer is Mirror's Edge Scribe, Rhianna Pratchett
Written Thursday, July 12, 2012 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Square Enix has today confirmed that award-winning writer Rhianna Pratchett, whose work includes Overlord II and Mirror's Edge, is the Lead Writer on Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider, covering the origins of a young Lara Croft and how she became the badass explorer/treasure hunter we all know and love.
English-born Pratchett has been involved in writing about and for video games for 14 years, from early years as a games journalist to writing narratives for a range of successful video games. Writing Tomb Raider was a dream realised for the Lead Writer, who grew up with the series.
“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 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.”
Tomb Raider is out on March 5th, 2013. Check out Lee B's hands-on preview for more on Lara's latest outing.