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Lara won't be swimming in the next Tomb Raider

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Lara Croft still remembers how to swim — she just won't be doing it next year.

Karl Stewart, the global brand director for Tomb Raider, tweeted the following to inquiring fans: "Just to be clear Lara hasn't FORGOTTEN how to swim! We just made the decision NOT to have her swim in this . !"

I can only imagine this is because Lara's underwater antics in previous games were troublesome at best. Swimming to sunken ships is one thing. Pulling levers, harpooning sharks, and navigating through water mazes without running out of air is another.

Did you enjoy the swimming segments of old Tomb Raider games? Some fans seem to be reacting negatively to the news.

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[Joystiq]

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