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No Tomb Raider demo pre-launch

Square-Enix's Tomb Raider (opens in new tab) reboot will not receive a demo version ahead of its March 5 release, according to Crystal Dynamics.

Karl Stewart, Global Brand Director, said in a tweet (opens in new tab): "For all those @tombraider fans asking. There are no plans to release a demo of the game pre-launch. We don't want to spoil the story........ " before adding: "...We've weaved such an [sic] personal story we don't believe spoiling it by having you wait a week or so to play on, delivers on our promise."

Stewart also promised to explain more in the next Tomb Raider Crystal Habit podcast (opens in new tab) which is due tomorrow. While this doesn't rule out a demo post-launch, it does mean a long wait for the series' many fans. We've already played it, of course, and share our experiences with you in 21 awesome things we did and saw in Tomb Raider (opens in new tab).

Justin Towell
Justin Towell

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine,, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.