Crystal Dynamics buries Tomb Raider until early 2013

Darrell Gallagher, the Studio Head at Crystal Dynamics, has revealed that the developer’s long-awaited reboot of Tomb Raider won’t make it out this Fall as previously planned. Instead, the game’s release has been pushed back to early 2013 for “polish” and to implement some “finishing touches”:

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.

You know, the game looked pretty darn polished when Crystal Dynamics showed it off at last year’s E3 Expo. But speaking of E3, the developer once again plans to make Tomb Raider the showpiece of the Square Enix booth. To get the gamers of the world excited, they’ve released a new screenshot dubbed “The Reach,” which supposed to offer a hint as what the E3 demo will look like. Hit the jump to see Lara Croft make “The Reach.”

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