Lara Croft loses her grip, Tomb Raider slips into 2013

by: Jeremy -
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Tomb Raider fans won’t be getting their hands on the highly anticipated reboot as soon as they hoped! Eidos Interactive has announced that the new Tomb Raider has officially been delayed into 2013.

Yesterday evening, the Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics, Darrell Gallagher, posted the following message on the forums of the official Eidos website:

“When Crystal Dynamics first set out to reboot the Tomb Raider franchise, there were two goals that we were extremely passionate about. The first was to create a modern Tomb Raider game that would surprise and excite gamers. The second was to make this the best game of our careers, something we would be really proud to be a part of. We truly believe that we have something very special on our hands and we can’t wait to share it with you.

Our priority now is to make sure we fully deliver the very highest quality game. In order to do this, we have decided to move the game’s release date by a few months, from Fall 2012 to the first quarter of 2013.

We’re doing things that are completely new to Tomb Raider in this game and the additional development time will allow us to put the finishing touches into the game and polish it to a level that you deserve. We believe this is the right choice and I guarantee it will be worth the wait. The game is looking amazing and we can't wait to show it to everyone at E3 in a few weeks.”

As he stated, the game is still in the cards to be shown at E3, and likely in much more depth than we have seen at the previous shows. I was actually looking forward to this one for the Holidays and am sad to see it slip out of 2012. Last week is was BioShock Infinite, this week it is Tomb Raider. I am afraid to see what other games could be hitting the slippery slope towards 2013.

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