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Tomb Raider delayed until 2013

...but there's a new screenshot to feast your eyes on

The anticipated Tomb Raider reboot will be released in 2013, despite earlier reports it would hit shelves in late 2012.

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In a message posted on the official Eidos message board, Crystal Dynamics Head of Studio Darrell Gallagher has confirmed the studio's Tomb Raider reboot won't see a release in 2012.

"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."

The full statement is here for your reading pleasure. To take the edge off the announcement, Eidos have released a new screenshot from the game, which you can see above.

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