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A “Doctor Who” Console Game!

Hi friends! This week, BBC Worldwide announced that a full Doctor Who video game, The Eternity Clock, will be released in early 2012, via digital download “initially on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PC consoles,” the implication being that it would expand to other consoles. The official press release about the storyline is as follows:

Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock will immerse gamers in the universe of Doctor Who, allowing them to take on the role of the Doctor and River Song as they travel across time and space to save the Earth. Gamers must learn to master the complexities of time travel with exceptional time based game play, changes made in one time will impact another creating multiple possibilities and challenging players to solve puzzles across the centuries.

“A wholly new storyline has been developed especially for this new Doctor Who console game franchise, written in collaboration with the BBC Wales team. Photo-real graphics, television quality scenes and highly realistic characters will bring the world of Doctor Who to life immersing fans completely in the twists and turns of an action filled plot. The stars of the series Matt Smith (the Doctor) and Alex Kingston (River Song) have recorded full voiceovers for their characters in Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock and motion capture has been used to create in-game characters that are incredibly realistic providing the ultimate Doctor Who gaming experience.”

I don’t know about youse guys, but this sounds very intriguing. I’m quite excited to play it.

And in quick related news, Doctor Who‘s sixth series was just named as the top-selling series on iTunes for 2011. The full story is HERE. Well done, Whovians.

-Kanderson has an eternal clock that always wakes him up at 7:54…PM. Follow him on TWITTER

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  1. kay says:

    So i don’t play VGs, but my son does (total cop out i know). and this trailer gave me chills. i will now play this VG. having to pay my son to use his console is lame, but hey anything for WHO.

  2. John Seever says:

    I wonder if this game will be available to those of us in the states, or just for those in Britain?

  3. Damocles74 says:

    I’m all for a Doctor Who video game but I’m surprised no one has thought up a mode everyone secretly wants…. Multiplayer with all 11 Doctors and their various Sonic Screwdrivers, Locking each other out of doors activating traps and “Regenerating” when hit. Hell one of the maps can consist of every control room for the Tardis linked together.

  4. Meaghan says:

    so…much…squee…. 😀

  5. GuanoLad says:

    So it’s like Day of the Tentacle, then? I’m cool with that.

  6. Livius says:

    Finally Doctor Who for my Playstation 3.

    Cloister Bell.

  7. Jessica-Star says:

    Have you tried any of the Adventure games that came out last year Captain? Blood of the Cybermen was especially good…sure they’re geared for ‘all ages’ but then so’s the show.

    Phil Ford wrote most of the stories for them and he’s one of the expanded nuWho universes great writers. They’re available from Direct2Drive if you’re in the US.

  8. It’s about time. I will get this game even if it’s horrible. Oh religious spiritual figure please don’t let it be horrible. Just the ability to play as The Doctor will fill one of my video game dreams.