So who is Camilla, and what does she bring to Britain’s greatest gaming export that previous voice actors Shelley Blond, Judith Gibbons, Jonell Elliot, and the famous Keeley Hawes, couldn’t?
1 – She’s not just the voice – she’s the body as well.
Luddington is the first person in Tomb Raider history to provide both the voice and motion capture for a Lara Croft adventure. This instantly gives her an edge over the previous voice actors – yep, even the great Keeley Hawes.
Lara Croft was completely hand animated until Tomb Raider: Underworld, which saw Heidi Moneymaker step in to help lend more realistic movements to Hawes’ voice work.
Note the word “body” by the way, not “model”. Luddington won’t be appearing at shows in her Croft get up like the well known gymnast Alison Carroll or the naughty Nell McAndrew. Crystal Dynamics have banned it.
2 – But she still has sex appeal
She might not be set to show off her skin at tradeshows and events, but that doesn’t mean Camilla comes without sex appeal. Just the ask chaps who make HBO’s Californication.
Lets just say she made quite the ‘splash’. We’ll leave you and Google to figure out the rest.