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There’s Going To Be A Doctor Who Video Game Featuring The Doctor And River Song

Fantastic news, Whovians! The BBC has just announced a new Doctor Who video game and it’s going to feature the adventures of the Doctor and River Song. All the info and the teaser trailer after the jump! 

A very teasing teaser of course but we do have some details from the BBC. “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.”

So you get to play as the Doctor AND River? That’s awesome! It’s going to be great playing as the 11th Doctor of course but I’m betting River is going to have some slick moves. And I hope there’s a “learn to fly the TARDIS” tutorial.

The BBC says a whole new story was created for the game and it was written in collaboration with the BBC Wales team. They promise photo-real graphics and television quality scenes and and 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.”

The Eternity Clock is “being created in full high definition for digital download platforms and is set for release in early 2012, initially on PlayStation 3; PlayStation Vita and PC platforms.” And, they are so behind the game that they’re already thinking about sequels.” Two further Doctor Who console game titles are planned to follow this release with details to be announced next year.”

Robert Nashak, EVP of Digital Entertainment at BBC Worldwide made this statement:

We’re creating these new games for PlayStation 3 and Vita with adaptations that will bring the wonder, adventure and madness of Doctor Who to each platform. Working with a top-tier UK development partner like Supermassive Games demonstrates BBC Worldwide’s commitment to create world-class Doctor Who games for fans of the show and gamers alike.

Executive producer Simon Harris has a blog post up on PlayStation’s website. He said, “Developing anything for Doctor Who has to be done right. The show has such a following that we need to be certain that everything the game does fits with the expectations of the fans.” He also tweeted that he, “would love to get the game on XBOX, but BBC cannot publish on XBLA. We are working on trying to get on other platforms.”

You can follow updates about the game on its official Twitter account.

EDIT: A BBC representative has told me the game will be available in the United States!

(via Topless Robot)

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  • StreetSpirit Photo

    I’d be more impressed if it was possible to play as any of the 11 Doctors, and once again it seems like everything is revolving around River bloody Song.  Why do the Doctor Who team keep making her the center of the universe?  There was a show before her, y’know?

  • Kate

    But will it be available in the States?  Other DW games have not.

  • Life Lessons

    Oh Squeee!!!!! And availability in the states is a very good question.

  • Anonymous

    The story has no been updated, it will!

  • Starman

    Anybody else flash-back to “Day of the Tentacle”, with this talk of a game where actions in one time scape will affect another and puzzles based around that?

  • Joseph Finn

    Only Playstation?  What a disappointment.

  • Kate

    I own a PS3 so I’m not too disappointed, but I wish it was available for the Wii so I could use my 11th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Wii-mote!

  • Kate


  • Shard Aerliss

    And PC.

  • Shard Aerliss

    River Song. Do not want. It could only be worse if it also involved James Corden.

    We want Rory and Amy!

  • Kate Karlson

    I agree with several above people– awesome, except for River Song. Why not create some new companions for the game? Or not. But as a diehard Doctor/Rose shipper (ALWAYS) I’m a bit annoyed that River is the only other option besides the Doctor. If they had Rory and Amy too, okay, but just River? No thanks.

  • Emma M.

    Ugh, River. But whatever, yay! 

  • Teresa Jusino

    I love that it’s River Song. Why? Because if you’d rather play a female character instead of the Doctor, she’s someone who has the same facility with traveling through time and space, as well as the same abilities The Doctor has. If you were playing as a companion, that would limit the experience and the adventure. Even the best companions were second fiddle to The Doctor, but River Song is the only woman who comes close to equal. I mean, I guess you could play as Romana? But if they’re sticking with New Who, River it is!

    And honestly, I don’t understand the River hate. She’s awesome.

  • Arakiba

    River’s awesome.

  • Jennifer

    So excited for this game! I really hope it’s good. I rather like River, so I’m fine if the other option for who to play as is her. I will admit, a game where you could play as any of the 11 Doctors would be pretty cool, though.