Rhianna Pratchett, the main writer working on the upcoming Tomb Raider, has said that the ice queen personality of the character needed a lot of work in order to attract players once again.
She told GamesIndustry International that, “I’d grown up with Lara, but I’d also had a bit of a love/hate relationship with her over the years. I’d even written things in the press being slightly grumpy about the way Lara had become.”
She added, “So this was a chance to kind of put up or shut up I guess, and having experience with writing Nariko and Faith as well it was really like going back to the genesis of action game heroines.”
The new Lara Croft will be more vulnerable than gamers are used to and the game will see her moving from innocence to resilience as she progresses through the game.
Fans will be able to play Tomb Raider on the PC, the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 early next year.