Rhianna Pratchett announced As Lead Writer on Tomb Raider Reboot
The daughter of fantasy author and acclaimed writer herself Rhianna Pratchett, has been confirmed as the lead writer for the Tomb Raider reboot which is set to come out in early March of next year. Pratchett was originally a journalist in the industry before getting her writing chops on early PS3 title Heavenly Sword, 2007’s Overlord and the much loved Mirror’s Edge.
Head of Crystal Dynamics Darrell Gallagher said, “Rhianna has been working on the game with the narrative from its early inception. 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 also has plenty of accolades on the mantel piece including a Writers’ Guild of Great Britain award for Best Videogame Script and a BAFTA nomination. The lead writer of Tomb Raider is extremely happy with her new gig. “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.”
Tomb Raider is set to release for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on 5th March 2013