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'Tomb Raider' delayed until 2013

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We'll be waiting 'til 2013 for this one

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Tomb Raider's release is delayed to the first quarter of 2013 after its development studio, Crystal Dynamics, explained that more time is needed to polish the game.

Tomb Raider's release is delayed to the first quarter of 2013 after its development studio, Crystal Dynamics, explained that more time is needed to polish the game.

Posting on the Eidos community forums, the head of Crystal Dynamics, Darrell Gallagher wrote that the game will be delayed by a few months, pushing the release date from Fall 2012 to the first quarter of 2013.

"When Crystal Dynamics first set out to reboot the Tomb Raider franchise, there were two goals that we were extremely passionate about," Gallagher wrote.

"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."

The message was capped off with a screenshot reveal (pictured) titled "The Reach".