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Tomb Raider reboot delayed to 2013

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Through a post on the game’s blog today, Crystal Dynamics studio head Darrell Gallagher announced that the brilliant-looking Tomb Raider reboot has been delayed to 2013. He cited the reboot’s new direction as a major factor in the decision to delay the game.

“We’re doing things that are completely new to Tomb Raider… the additional development time will allow us to put the finishing touches into the game and polish it to a level you deserve,” he noted. “Our priority now is to make sure we fully deliver the very highest quality game.”

The game will be on show at E3 next month. It was originally expected on PS3 and Xbox 360 this Fall.

Tomb Raider: Underworld “Beneath the Surface” Videos

Two new videos from Tomb Raider: Underworld have been released, showing off some gameplay footage as well as developer interviews where they talk about the design of the environments.

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Hit the jump for the second video.

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Tomb Raider: Underworld Site Launched

With the game coming soon, Eidos has launched a new website for Tomb Raider: Underworld, made entirely from in-game footage. The site takes players to the depths of the Mediterranean to the deep, hostile jungles of Thailand.

Each section of the website is playable and offers several in-game rewards in the form of unlockable items. You will have to complete those pesky mini-challenges first, though.

Tomb Raider Underworld Unveiled

go_underworld_33641.jpgThe latest issue of PLAY magazine offers the world exclusive first look at Tomb Raider Underworld, the first next-gen entry in the tomb raiding franchise. Being worked on under the care of Crystal Dynamics, the studio behind the critically well-received Tomb Raider Legend, the game will be a “thrill ride for anyone new to the franchise,” according to the article. “The emphasis is on bringing Lara’s world to life, a lush, vast interactive world that reacts and remembers.”

Some of the major aspects of the game are going to be persistent environments where footprints will be left in mud, dead bodies and destruction will remain and more. A new “hybrid lighting model” was also developed for the game, which will also feature a more fluid Lara Croft, who will have “proper weight and secondary motion”, among other things.

Underworld is expected to be released sometime next year on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Tomb Raider: Anniversary Announced

tomb-raider-anniversary.jpgRevealed earlier via rumors and semi-announcements, Eidos has finally officially announced Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary, a re-telling of the original Tomb Raider, for PC, PS2 and PSP. It is set for release sometime next year.

The first Tomb Raider, released back in 1996, has become a legend (and also created a legend out of its big-busted heroine), and has sold over 7 million copies worldwide. As expected, the ‘Anniversary’ game will make use of an enhanced Tomb Raider: Legend game engine, though it will preserve the elements which made the original a classic. Development is being handled by Crystal Dynamics, the guys behind the Legend game.

Lara Croft on All Nintendo Consoles

Having already confirmed it for the Gamecube, Eidos issued word that Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend is headed to all three current-generation Nintendo consoles – DS, GBA and Gamecube.

Currently available for the PS2, PC, Xbox and Xbox 360, Legend has moved quite a lot of copies thanks to rave reviews and basically being the best game in the franchise.

Lara Croft will be visiting the aforementioned Nintendo consoles this Autumn.