Tomb Raider E3 trailer reveals March 2013 launch

As some news is clearly too exciting to wait for E3, Square Enix has released a new Tomb Raider trailer to reveal that Crystal Dynamics' series reboot will arrive on March 5, 2013.

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As some news is clearly too exciting to wait for E3, Square Enix has released a new Tomb Raider trailer to reveal that Crystal Dynamics' series reboot will arrive on March 5, 2013. But there's not just a date in the trailer, there's loads of young Lara scampering and sneaking around, and apologising before killing a deer. And then she stabs a sexy buff monk wearing seatless black leather hotpants in his neck.

The reboot shows Lara's introduction to the world of creeping through tombs and murdering wildlife at a young age, after she's stranded on a spooky island in a shipwreck.

Tomb Raider was due to arrive this fall, but it was recently delayed so Crystal Dynamics had time to "fully deliver the very highest quality game." It's coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

And now, without much further ado, the E3 2012 trailer:

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    June 1, 2012 8:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Tomb Raider E3 trailer reveals March 2013 launch.

    As some news is clearly too exciting to wait for E3, Square Enix has released a new Tomb Raider trailer to reveal that Crystal Dynamics' series reboot will arrive on March 5, 2013.

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      June 1, 2012 9:24 AM

      The first Tomb Raider game worth getting in a few years by the looks of it. Really looks awesome, although, I think the name doesn't suit it.

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        June 1, 2012 9:41 AM

        I wasn't sure about that either. It looked like a survival game with a fair amount of action, though I guess puzzles don't make for exciting trailers. I can only assume that she'll fall in a hole and find places to explore under that island.

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        June 1, 2012 10:53 AM

        What do you mean? Lara croft & the guardian of light was fun. So was everything since Tomb raider: anniversary.

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          June 1, 2012 12:18 PM

          Actually Legend, Anniversary and Underworld were all good, so was Guardian of Light.

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      June 1, 2012 9:24 AM

      looking good...

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      June 1, 2012 12:21 PM

      This looks sick. Massive respect for Square Enix these days, bankrolling Deus Ex, Thief 4, now this, awesome!

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        June 1, 2012 3:37 PM

        Yeah, I didn't expect them to be all that interested in shoring up Eidos' IPs, but so far it looks like someone competent has been at the wheel somewhere.

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      June 1, 2012 12:22 PM

      they could put sirens on the heads of all the bad guys and call it "rape escape"

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      June 1, 2012 5:07 PM

      Dear game developers. Please stop making games for consoles so we can have better animation and graphics. Gameplay looks fine but the graphics and animations look dated.

      Thank you.

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      June 1, 2012 5:35 PM

      can game devs stop committing to release dates several months away? I know cert and Q&A take some time, but when you're locking down releases almost a year into the future, you're either forcing devs to cut corners or increasing the likelihood that you'll have to delay the game.

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      June 1, 2012 5:46 PM

      Looks good, but the trailer is cut in such a way as to make me think that it'll be a trilogy. Hopefully, the story will be as self contained as possible.

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      June 4, 2012 1:38 AM

      This looks great, I can't wait.