Tomb Raider delay bad, impressive new screenshot great

For all of you Twitter hipsters out there who are wondering why Tomb Raider is currently trending on Twitter, allow us to elaborate. It’s not good news unfortunately, as the reboot game being developed by Crystal Dynamics has now been delayed into 2013.

We haven’t heard too many details on the game since its unveiling at E3 2011 and now we know why. The game simply isn’t ready and just like we have recently seen for Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider will now skip its intended Fall 2012 release for the first quarter of 2013 instead.

As you probably expected to hear, it’s once again the usual reasons behind the delay as well. Crystal Dynamics are aiming to deliver the ‘highest quality game’ and develop something which is going to be the best they have ever created and something they can be proud of.

While the release date delay is obviously a major downer for those hoping to play it later on this year, there is one bit of positive news to bring you. Square-Enix has released a brand new screenshot of the game and it looks fantastic. There’s a lot of divided opinion on whether this reboot is a good idea or not, but seeing this image in particular should be an indication on how high the bar has been set by Crystal Dynamics.

Gone are the memorable PS1 days of Lara Croft and now we look forward to seeing a new style of gameplay – similar in a way in how the Devil May Cry reboot by Ninja Theory has progressed as well. Take a look at the new image above and give us your thoughts on the delay.

Is it a big blow to you, or are you happy to pick up the game in 2013 instead? Don’t forget that there will be so many other games to keep you busy during the Fall period, you’ll just have to make do without the new look Lara until next year.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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