A New Tomb Raider Arrives: Camilla Luddington the New Voice of Lara Croft

Today Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix announced that the voice actress who would also provide the mocap for Lara Croft is British-born actress (and director) Camilla Luddington. More details and the offical statement after the jump.

Luddington has a solid amount of screen credits from the last five years, making a handful of appearances as background characters in films and TV before her first major role as Kate Middleton in William and Kate. More recently, she's made regular appearances on Showtime's Californication and will have a stint on this season's True Blood as "Claudette."

You can see her in action in this book trailer for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls:

Here's the official statement from publisher Square Enix:

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 will be available March 5th of next year.

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