Want to know more about how Lara Croft got started as a world class adventurer/archeologist? A partial script from a voice acting audition for the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot has leaked, providing detailed accounts of what appears to be several early scenes in the game. The information comes from Siliconera. Since the story first posted, Siliconera reported that Square Enix requested that the script be removed, suggesting that the script is legitimate. After reaching a compromise with Square Enix, what remains is now a combination of a few snippets of dialogue taken directly from the leaked script and a lengthy summary of the scenes featured in it.
SPOILER ALERT: If you don’t want to know any more, stop reading now.
The script features lines between a young Lara Croft and Conrad Roth. Roth seems to be a mentor figure and the two are on an expedition. The first scene begins with Croft recording a video log in which she complains about the drudgery of traveling by sea while on her expedition with Roth.
Lara Croft: Three weeks out, zero finds, twenty fish suppers, fifty instances of Roth fantasizing about a pint of Bitter and ninety-nine percent chance that I’ll hurl myself off this boat out of sheer boredom.
Croft and Roth continue the expedition. In a later scene set in a village, Roth is attacked by a pack of wolves. He fends off the pack with a pistol, but is left incapacitated, due to an injured leg. By the time Croft arrives to help, the wolves have made off with Roth’s food pack, which contained medical supplies (that could help Roth’s injury) and a transmitter (which will be needed to leave the island). And from there, it looks like we have the first proper mission objective for the young Lara Croft.
Above: Too much fish and an angry pack of wolves. Fine. But when does THIS happen?!?!
A more detailed summary of the events found in the leaked audition script with more direct lines can be found at Siliconera.
May 11, 2011