TOMB RAIDER RAPE SEQUENCE INCORRECT
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[ June 13th 2012 ]

A word from developer Crystal Dynamics on comments made at this year's E3 and how some of them have been taken out of context and misinterpreted. The below statement was released earlier this evening from studio head Darrell Gallagher.

"We had a great E3 with Tomb Raider and received a fantastic public and press response, with the game picking up numerous game of the show awards based on the new direction taken with the franchise. Unfortunately we were not clear in a recent E3 press interview and things have been misunderstood. Before this gets out of hand, let me explain.

"In making this Tomb Raider origins story our aim was to take Lara Croft on an exploration of what makes her the character she embodies in later Tomb Raider games. One of the character defining moments for Lara in the game, which has incorrectly been referred to as an "attempted rape" scene is the content we showed at this year's E3 and which over a million people have now seen in our recent trailer entitled 'Crossroads'. This is where Lara is forced to kill another human being for the first time.

"In this particular scene, while there is a threatening undertone in the sequence and surrounding drama, it never goes any further than the scenes that we have already shown publicly. Sexual assault of any kind is categorically not a theme that we cover in this game.

"We take great care and pride in our work and are focused on creating a release that will deliver meaningful storytelling, drama, and exciting gameplay. We're sorry this has not been better explains, we'll certainly be more careful with what is said in future."

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