Many people have expressed their concerns with the characterization of Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider, but the politically correct crowd might find solace in the fact that the supposed attempted rape scene was written by a woman, rather than a man. It turns out that the game’s writer is none other than Rhianna Pratchett (pictured above), the writer for Mirror’s Edge and Heavenly Sword, and that she has been working on the game for 2 years.
Pratchett has not provided any comments on the controversy surrounding the story so far, but she did say on her Twitter account that the matter “will be addressed” at future panels and interviews. She is scheduled to attend two panels in Comic-con.
“I have lived and died as Lara Croft, but nothing comes close to the challenge of re-writing her,” Pratchett said on the Tomb Raider blog. “[Writing for the new Tomb Raider] was going back to the genesis of video game action heroines and exploring how to make such an iconic character meaningful and relatable for gamers today.”