Rhianna Pratchett announced as Tomb Raider scribe

Crystal Dynamics has announced that Rhianna Pratchett, the Mirror’s Edge writer, is the lead writer for Tomb Raider. Pratchett has also written scripts for Heavenly Sword 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,” Prachett said.

Needless to say she is very excited to being writing the story for one of her favorite videogame heroines and Crystal Dynamics’ boss, Darrell Gallagher is as well: “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.”

Tomb Raider releases in March 2013.