Tomb Raider fans expecting to go on a new adventure in 2012 are going to have to wait a little while longer. Studio head at Crystal Dynamics, Darrell Gallagher, has confirmed today the reboot of the Tomb Raider series has been pushed to 2013.

Below is a post from Gallagher on the game’s official blog explaining the delay. Gallagher notes Tomb Raider will be shown at E3 next month.

“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.”

With Fall and Winter 2012 already stacked with new releases, a Tomb Raider delay is actually a good thing. And who can ever argue with taking the time to make something the best it can be? Below is some gameplay from last year’s E3 presentation.

Source: Tomb Raider Blog

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