The Perilous Process Of Reinventing Lara CroftKirk Hamilton12/04/12 8:00pmFiled to: Tomb RaiderInterviewPreviewCrystal DynamicsKotakucoreTop1791EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkLately, it seems everyone's been talking about Lara Croft. The iconic star of the Tomb Raider franchise is getting a makeover in next year's Tomb Raider reboot—or rather, a makeunder. The new game is a combination reboot and origin story, focusing on a young Lara's fight for survival on a terrifying island lousy with hostile wildlife and human-sacrifice aficionados.At E3 in June, Tomb Raider executive producer Ron Rosenberg set off a firestorm of debate when he told Jason that Crystal Dynamics' goal was to get players to "want to protect" this new, younger Lara. He made matters worse by referencing what he described as an attempted rape early in the game.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.