Rhianna Pratchett Pens Tomb Raider Reboot

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Electronic Theatre ImageCrystal Dynamics, a Square Enix studio, has announced that award-winning games writer Rhianna Pratchett is the lead writer of Tomb Raider, the origins story of Lara Croft. English-born Pratchett has been writing for and about videogames for over fourteen years. Initially a games journalist, Pratchett quickly moved her passion and skills for creating immersive stories into the narrative of several highly successful videogames.

Darrell Gallagher, Head of studio commented, “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 Electronic Theatre Imagedoubt that Rhianna has brought a depth and credibility to Lara, a heroine who will really connect with today’s gamers.”

Rhianna Pratchett commented, “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 for release on the 5th March 2013 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.  Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on Tomb Raider and other forthcoming releases from Square Enix Ltd.

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