Crystal Dynamics' refreshing Lara Croft reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise won't be seeing a 2012 release. The game will now be delayed until Q1 2013, according to a post on Eidos' official message board. "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," said Crystal Dynamics' head Darrell Gallagher. It will take a whole lot longer for us to get to play as the beautiful young adventurer, but Gallagher assures us this is all for the best. "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." Judging by what we've seen on previews, the newest Tomb Raider game will show Lara at her most vulnerable, perhaps both in a physical and emotional sense. Let's all cross our fingers that this delay will translate in something truly epic for Lara Croft.