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Dr. Who game coming to PC, PS3 [Update: Confirmed]
Posted: 09.12.2011 05:39 by Comments: 3
The BBC accidentally posted a trailer for a new Dr. Who-licensed game, called Dr. Who: The Eternity Clock, on its YouTube channel. The video was pulled from YouTube, but fortunately, the teaser trailer was ripped and posted on DailyMotion.

The YouTube description read, "Gamers can take on the role of the Doctor and River Song as they explore the universe of Doctor Who over multiple time periods." The developer listed in the teaser is Supermassive Games, which is mostly responsible for small casual games, but did work on the Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves DLC for LittleBigPlanet 2.

Update: The game has been confirmed. According to BBC producer Simon Harris, "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. So far, we’ve said very, very little about the game. This trailer just has the barest hints about the core of this story. What is The Eternity Clock? How is it related to the Doctor? How is River involved in this?"

For the teaser trailer, it can be viewed in the video below. Let us know if you're interested in a Dr. Who title. The game appears to be headed to PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. The PC logo seems to have disappeared, so it could be it's no longer being released on PC.

Update 2: There is a PC version after all. The official press release also states that The Eternity Clock is the first of a trilogy of adventures. As expected, Matt Smith will play The Doctor while River Song (played by Alex Kingston) will play his companion. Both actors did motion capture and full voiceover work to spring the television characters to life in the game.

Source: Eurogamer
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By djole381 (SI Elite) on Dec 09, 2011
djole381
I seriously doubt that this game will have any significant success on PS3 and PS Vita.
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Dec 09, 2011
unsilviu
Apparently there's been a press release: PC is in as well.
"Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock will be the first of a series of Doctor Who console games developed by BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games marking a significant movement into gaming for this business. Two further Doctor Who console game titles are planned to follow this release with details to be announced next year. Doctor Who: 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.

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.

The game is being developed by Supermassive Games (www.supermassivegames.com), experienced Playstation and PC developers based in the UK who were a Develop Excellence Awards New Studio Finalist in 2011.

Robert Nashak, EVP of Digital Entertainment at BBC Worldwide said: “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.”
Source: doctorwhotv.co.uk
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Dec 10, 2011
JonahFalcon
Yes, I got the press release as well.