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Tomb Raider's story is 12 to 15 hours long, doesn't contain swimming sections

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Tomb Raider Lara Croft nasty spill

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It's been a while since we've heard anything new about Lara Croft's ambition to collect even more bruises in the Tomb Raider reboot, but in a Twitter Q&A (opens in new tab) held last weekend (via Eurogamer (opens in new tab) ), Crystal Dynamics Global Brand Director Karl Stewart wrote that Lara's journey needs "12 to 15" hours to complete. Additionally, Stewart revealed that there will be no swimming in the game.

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Tomb Raider's narrative focuses on the grit-lined transformation of Lara from a meek meerkat to roaring pantheress as she ekes a survival in the trackless wilderness after surviving a shipwreck. The story also touches on the darker side of human nature in the face of bleak odds, an element writer Rhianna Pratchett believes needs more exposure in games (opens in new tab) .

Tomb Raider releases March 5, 2013.

Omri Petitte is a former PC Gamer associate editor and long-time freelance writer covering news and reviews. If you spot his name, it probably means you're reading about some kind of first-person shooter. Why yes, he would like to talk to you about Battlefield. Do you have a few days?