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Lara's back as a reimagined Tomb Raider

Monday, March 04, 2013 - 01:45

Lara Croft returns but this time she's a different type of Tomb Raider

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Lara Croft is back in the latest 'Tomb Raider' but she's stripped of everything you knew. Gone are her confidence and poise, and even her famous outfit and iconic curves, replaced by a new personality trait. Rhianna Pratchett: "She's vulnerable because not because she's female, but because she's a 21-year-old human being in the way that any of us would be vulnerable in those sort of circumstances and she's unsure of herself - she looks for others for help until she comes to the realisation that she has to save herself and has to put one foot in front of the other and get herself out of this." The game, which was written by Terry Pratchett's daughter Rihanna, has received a mature rating - a first for a Tomb Raider game. But it's all about character development, says the Creative Director of Tomb Raider, Noah Hughes. Noah Hughes: "If she didn't progress as a character she was going to die, and that sense of survival was going to be the crucible in which we were going to forge Lara. We wanted to be able to show that in a brutal and visceral way when necessary just to clarify the stakes were incredibly high." Rhianna Pratchett: "Does she swear? She does a little bit. She's not a big swearer but she goes through circumstances where even my mum would swear, I suppose." But it's these circumstances that as the game progresses give birth to the Lara we all know and love. Well, almost....

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Lara's back as a reimagined Tomb Raider

Monday, March 04, 2013 - 01:45