news\ Jun 26, 2012 at 10:54 am

Camilla Luddington to voice Lara Croft in Tomb Raider reboot


Camilla Luddingon, the English-born actress who stars in HBO's True Blood, will voice Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider game.

The 29-year-old actress, selected after an international search using scouts in Europe and the U.S., will also perform all of the motion-capturing required for Lara Croft. In such a role, portraying a younger Lara Croft, Luddington will need to deliver both a depth of emotion as well as a youthful tone.

"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 upcoming Tomb Raider game is a reboot of the classic franchise and will star a younger, tougher Lara Croft who looks to go through hell and beyond in the new game. It's less of an adventure and more of a fight for survival. In the latest trailers, the things Lara had to put up with likened her experience to that of a rape victim, to which Crystal Dynamics quickly clarified as being "misundersood".

Tomb Raider is set to release on March 5, 2013. You can check out our latest preview of the game from E3.

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