As one of the video game world's largest and most recognisable franchises out there Tomb Raider's reboot currently titled Tomb Raider has been given a slight bit of a delay from their original estimate.
Tomb Raider was originally set for a release of fall 2012, but has now officially been pushed back to the first quarter of 2013. This didn't really come as a surprise to me as we haven't really seen anything new since the game was demoed at E3 last year. Darrell Gallagher has said:
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.
Tomb Raider was looking amazingly stunning at E3 so the extra few months to bring it all to the standard they want must be needed, so we can't wait to jump into Lara's shoes next year. I can only imagine at E3 this year that it'll blow everyone's socks off!
And as a teaser to what Square Enix are going to show at E3, they've given this image to whet our appetites.