Rhianna Pratchett, an award-winning games writer, has been announced as the lead writer of Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix's Tomb Raider. Pratchett has been writing for and about video games for over 14 years and will be able to help bring a unique perspective to Lara Croft and her adventures.
“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 Rhianna Pratchett.
She continued, “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.”
Saturday, July 14 2012
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: The Tomb Raider development team will talk about the reimagining of a gaming icon on a panel hosted by Zachary Levi (star of Chuck and Tangled and a long-time gamer) at The Nerd Machine’s “Nerd HQ” at Block No. 16 Union & Spirits (344 7th Avenue).
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Pratchett joins recently revealed voice of Lara Croft, Camilla Luddington, Tomb Raider creative director, Noah Hughes, global brand director, Karl Stewart and narrative designer, John Stafford in a panel moderated by Geoff Keighley (host, Spike TV) at the San Diego Convention Center (Room 5AB).