Tomb Raider reboot delayed into 2013

By Alice O'Connor, May 14, 2012 6:00am PDT

It's been a good few years since the last Tomb Raider game, so waiting several months longer shouldn't hurt if it's for a good cause. The intriguing series reboot has been delayed so the gang at Crystal Dynamics can make good on their goal of producing "the best game of our careers."

Previously slated to launch this fall, it's now due between January and March 2013 on on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

"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," Crystal Dynamics studio head Darrell Gallagher wrote in a statement.

"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."

Still, to help keep your spirits up, Crystal Dynamics has shared one single new screenshot teasing what it'll be showing off at E3 in June:

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