Actress Camilla Luddington
has been unveiled as the voice and character of Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider
revival game of the series. Acting roles for Luddington have involved the Showtime series Californication in addition to HBO's current season of True Blood. Crystal Dynamics
studio head Darrell Gallagher
described the casting process as an important decision for the game, "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."
Panels at Nerd HQ and Comic-Con in July will host both Luddington and the development team in discussions about the game's creation. Tomb Raider
is scheduled for release on March 5, 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC.
CAMILLA LUDDINGTON NAMED AS THE NEW VOICE AND
CHARACTER OF LARA CROFT
LOS ANGELES (June 26, 2012) -- Square Enix, Inc.,
the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced that English-born actress Camilla Luddington has been chosen to be the voice and performance actress of famous video game adventurer, Lara Croft, in the new TOMB RAIDER® game.
After an international talent search using scouts in Europe and the US, Luddington stood out as delivering both a depth of emotion and the youthful tone needed for Lara Croft in the upcoming reimagining of the Tomb Raider franchise, due for release on March 5, 2013.
"This has been one of the most important jobs for us to get right," said Darrell Gallagher, head of studio at Crystal Dynamics "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."
This July, Luddington will also participate in the Nerd HQ and Comic-Con panels in San Diego, where she will join the development team as they talk about TOMB RAIDER and the story behind its creation.
Recently Luddington has starred in the hit Showtime series Californication and can also be seen in the current season of HBO's True Blood.
TOMB RAIDER® is slated for release on March 5, 2013.
For more information, visit www.tombraider.com
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 59 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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