2012 will be a banner year for Crystal Dynamics, marking the release of the bold re-imagining of Tomb Raider. While the studio has focused on Lara Croft exclusively since they inherited the franchise from Core several years ago, they’ll also be working on something brand new.

“The New Year ushers in more than just fresh calendars and renewed resolutions,” wrote Meagan Marie.2012 will prove to be a very exciting year for Crystal Dynamics, more so than any in recent memory. Not only will our team be eating, sleeping, and breathing Tomb Raider, but we’ll also be hard at work preparing to reveal exciting new intellectual property to the world.”

“Additionally, the New Year marks Crystal Dynamics’ 20th anniversary. Despite the studio’s veteran status, Crystal Dynamics is always eager to grow. We’ll be working even harder in 2012 to produce product that positions us as a top tier innovator within the industry,” she added. “We’re excited for this New Year, and for our new vision of Tomb Raider. As always thank you to long-time franchise fans and studio followers.”

Source: square-enix.com