This generation’s Tomb Raider now has a voice of her own, with Square Enix announcing British actress Camilla Luddington will be taking on the role of Lara Croft in the new game currently in development at Crystal Dynamics.
Darrell Gallagher, head of studio at Crystal Dynamics explains that picking the right girl was “one of the most important jobs” for the studio to get right, with the team scouring Europe and the United States in order to find the perfect combination of emotional depth and “youthful tone”.
This Tomb Raider game is very different to any other and we are demanding far more from the voice and performance acting than ever before as we take the franchise in a new direction.
Unlike many voice-acting roles, Luddington will be expected to don a motion-capture suit and show off her performance acting in the character of the famous video game adventurer.
Adopting the new role shouldn’t be a drama for the 29-year old actor, who recently starred as Claudette in True Blood, Lizzie in Californication and – memorably – as Kate Middleton, the future Duchess of Cambridge, in the royal tele-movie William & Kate.