Rhianna Pratchett Announced As Lead Writer For Tomb Raider

Earlier today, Square-Enix announced that writer Rhianna Pratchett will be the lead writer for the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot.  Pratchett has penned scripts for other big name titles, such as Mirror’s Edge, Risen, Heavenly Sword, as well as several games in the Overlord series.

Being a fan of the Tomb Raider series, Pratchett had this to say about working on the title:

“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 releases on March 5th, 2013.  Watch for a full review at or around launch!

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