In an announcement today, Square Enix revealed that the lead writer on the upcoming reboot of the Tomb Raider series is none other than Rhianna Pratchett, the writer of Mirror’s Edge, Prince of Persia (2008) and Overlord.
“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. “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.”
Science fiction fans may also know Rhianna Pratchett as the daughter of legendary sci-fi writer Terry Pratchett.
Pratchett is said to have been involved in the design of Tomb Raider’s narrative since early in the development process, and as such has had a large hand in shaping the direction of the project.
She will also be headlining two panels at the San Diego Comic Con so we’ll hopefully learn more about the game, her involvement, and how she’s helped shape the project over the coming weekend.