If you have never heard of Doctor Who, then lucky for you I’m here to fill you in, because an incoming PSN game for both PS3 and Vita next year will really make you desperate to know the difference between a TARDIS and a SIDRAT. And bonus points to any reader who gets that reference…
The TV show first started in the UK on November 23rd 1963, and has been running pretty much every year since then, bar a dreadful period between 1989 and 2005 where the show was taken off air and finally re-launched, with only a poor quality Canadian co-production TV movie in between. Seriously, if that is your only memory of the show then delete it quickly, because most of the time it is NOTHING like that. In it’s most recent incarnation the main character of The Doctor, an alien with two hearts and several lives who travels through time and space in a police telephone box, was played by David Tennant and then Matt Smith for the last couple of years, with a big budget movie version apparently in the works.
So much for the history lesson then, what about the game? It will be called ‘The Eternity Clock’ and be developed by British team Supermassive Games, who have previously been responsible for PS Move games Tumble and Start the Party amongst others. Does that mean we will see players wielding their motion controller like a Sonic Screwdriver? No news yet, but the idea certainly holds some appeal to my inner eight-year old!
The official blurb for the game is below:
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.
It certainly sounds like an intruiging mixture of action game and puzzler, and the digital pricepoint should be a good move, as is the fact that its also coming to Vita. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think. At the very least it should be better that the godawful Wii and DS games released last year.