Today we have good and bad news for anyone looking forward to the release of Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock – the PSN game that was originally due for release in March. Though we brought you the trailer a while back for Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock with the anticipation of it being released this month, a slight delay means you wont be able to get your hands on the good Doctor for another month. However, we have quite a bit of new info thanks to British based SFX magazine.
The game is set to be launched on both PS3 and Vita in April, with a PC version to come somewhere down the line. So far no news has been given regarding a 360 conversion, so it seems Sony has the rights for the time being at least. It is a ‘2.5d’ platform-type adventure game, set across four-time periods within the history of London. Elizabethan, Victorian, present day, and Future are all promised settings, so brush up on your English monarchs if that doesn’t mean anything to you!
You will be able to control both the Doctor himself (currently played by Matt Smith) and his love interest/occasional assistant River Song. Miss Song also gets to employ her trademark hallucinogenic lipstick along the way. There will be various enemies to face, including Daleks, Cybermen, and The Silence. Those challenges along with puzzle elements play a big role within the game.
The BBC’s Simon Harris gave SFX some details of the plotline as well. “The story starts with the Doctor on his own in the TARDIS. It gets thrown into confusion because of this massive time maelstrom, and he has absolutely no idea what’s causing it. When the TARDIS lands he realises this time maelstrom is encompassing the whole planet, and then he walks to the TARDIS and the TARDIS disappears into a time rift. There are time rifts opening everywhere, so he starts working out where they’re going to and what’s happening there. Eventually he finds a piece of this artefact, the Eternity Clock, which he realises is sending out a signal and then he and River start to figure out what it’s doing.”
This sounds like an interesting game, and given its’ low PSN price point and the fact it is seeing a Vita release, it may well gather some attention on release.