The Tomb Raider reboot set to release in March 2013 is being written by award-winning games writer Rhianna Pratchett, Square Enix announced today.
Pratchett has been writing for video games for 14 years. Her credits include Mirror's Edge, Codemasters' Overlord adventure series, dialogue for Ubisoft's 2008 Prince of Persia, and the English localization of fantasy RPG Risen. Pratchett has also received a Writers' Guild of Great Britain award for her work on Risen.
"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 in a press release. "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."
"Rhianna has been working on the game with the narrative from its early inception," said head of Crystal Dynamics Darrell Gallagher. "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."