BBC Worldwide and Supermassive Games have announced today that they’re bringing their upcoming adventure game Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock to life using Epic’s Unreal Engine 3. They’ve released a new trailer to show off their work, and being the mad crazy Whovian that I am… I need to play this game. Right now.
I love Doctor Who. I love video games. There can be no bad in this combination.
I don’t really know what the game is about, and I don’t care. The thing that put me over the top on this one is the game’s primary voice actors: Matt Smith and Alex Kingston. That’s right, the Doctor himself, and his wife River Song (one of my favorite scifi characters of all time) are the main protagonists in the game, and they’re voiced by the same actors that play them on the TV show. You play as the Doctor, or if you play in co-op mode, the second player gets to be River Song. You’ll also hear the familiar voices of several enemies of the Doctor, including the Daleks and the Silence, as seen in the trailer.
Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock is coming to PS Vita (the first Vita game to use Unreal Engine 3), PS3, and PC in March. The trailer above also shows off newly revealed features like split-screen play and 3D camera support. BBC calls the game “the start of a major new gaming development for the Doctor Who brand.” So we Whovians can look forward to lots more games in the future, which should be particularly helpful during the excruciatingly long months when the show is off the air and we’re stuck waiting for new Who.