Tomb Raider confirmed for March 5, 2013 release

Friday, 1st June 2012 06:31 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Tomb Raider will launch worldwide on March 5, 2013, Square Enix has confirmed at the end of the series’s reboot E3 gameplay trailer.

It’s the first sighting of gameplay of the Crystal Dyanmics reboot since it debuted at E3 last year.

The first-half of the trailer showed off parts of the demo that aired last year, before the second half showed Lara and her fellow shipwrecks against a group of antagonists.

Tomb Raider was due to launch this coming autumn, but was recently delayed into early 2013 to give it more polishing time.

The game will come to PS3, 360 and PC. It’ll get another airing at the Microsoft press conference on Monday.



  1. Ireland Michael

    Gameplay looks solid and exciting. Graphics are great. Lara looks a lot like someone I know, which is a little surreal.

    One thing really putting me me off this though, and thats Lara’s voice. It’s not doing it for me at all. It’s way too overblown and hovering really close to the point of pretentious. Guh.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. tenthousandgothsonacid

    There’s no way you can plan development to a specific day 9 months in advance. Given the recent delays I suspect this is the publisher saying “And it’s being released then whatever fucking state it’s in as the financial year ends”.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Kabby

    She still has weird comic book proportions. The animation in most of those scenes is bad too. Faces are especially odd.

    Still, it looks like it could be a better game than the previous turds. Good luck to them.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. a7md1990

    It’s too similar to Uncharted!!

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Ireland Michael

    @3 “She still has weird comic book proportions.”

    Really? I ain’t seeing it.

    There’s a subtle degree of… I don’t know… “cartooning” to the visuals, which I think is probably intentional, but I wouldn’t say she character looks disproportional. Far from it.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Dragon246

    Trailer loooooks awesome?!!!!! Survival portion added in this game will hopefully improve the story.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Edo

    @4 Totally didn’t see that coming…sigh.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    Day one.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. roadkill

    Day 1 too. :))

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Maximum Payne

    @4 Not sure if…
    Looks great just hope there is sense of exploration like in Batman for example.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Ali Hayas

    Even though I don’t like her voice , even though I don’t see top production values, this is more interesting than Uncharted which lost its appeal when Sony forced ND to screw it over. Oh graphics looks like UC.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. manamana

    Amazing reboot judging by the trailer. Dayone for shure. OMG, so many great games rolling into early 2013!

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    HOLY SHIT! This looks awesome, absolutely awesome. This is exactly what Tomb Raider needed, man am i glad CD is behind this. The story and atmosphere look very dark and mature, exactly what i want!!!

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Pytox

    Bioshock, Tomb Raider, .. so much early 2013 :p

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Fin

    Not wild about the Resident Evil/FarCry/Snake Eater tone to the trailer, but the last 30 seconds look brilliant!!

    #15 3 years ago
  16. daytripper

    looks brilliant, day one

    #16 3 years ago
  17. _LarZen_

    Day one buy! I hope they release a nice collectors edition!

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Talkar

    Voice acting and graphics are pretty bad, but other than that it looked really interesting. Will definitely keep an eye out for this one.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Moonwalker1982

    You can really feel the sense of desperation and survival in that trailer. Really mature themed too…exactly what TOmb Raider needs.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. daytripper

    gaphhics pretty bad? in what way?

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Stardog

    Looks quite boring. More and more on-rails and stupid action sequences with minimal gameplay.

    But younger gamers (under 24) will be blown away by it.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Ali Hayas

    @21 Excuse me sir , but why 24 ? Is there anything so special about this number ?

    #22 3 years ago
  23. manamana

    Maybe because he’s 25? Lololol. No really, how exactly is that trailer looking boring?

    #23 3 years ago
  24. xino

    so much attempted rape:/

    the game looks sweet man, people who are excited for this, once they found out it uses QTE, they will hate it.

    l love how cinematic it feels, hope the “cinematic” suspension doesn’t limit or degrade the actual gameplay feeling.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Moonwalker1982

    I hope they limited the QTE to a minimum. At MS’s E3 conference we’ll see the game in action again, like last year, we’ll see.

    #25 3 years ago

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