Rhianna Pratchett is lead writer for Tomb Raider

Square Enix studio Crystal Dynamics has announced that Rhianna Pratchett is the lead writer of Tomb Raider.

Pratchett has scripted many games including Mirror’s Edge, Heavenly Sword and Prince of Persia. She previously worked as a games journalist for PC Zone.

Rhianna has been working on the game with the narrative from its early inception,” said head of studio 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.”

The English-born writer will participate on two panels during Comic Con San Diego 2012 to talk about Tomb Raider’s development.

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.”

Tomb Raider is set for release on March 5th 2012.

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