Okay, I’ll admit something before we move into the news. I know absolutely nothing about Doctor Who and I know almost nothing about this game. I avoid anything with The Doctor’s branding on it. I’m a total Doctor Who ignoramus and I might get a lot of the following slightly wrong. Blame Tuffcub, he does know a bit about Doctor Who but he’s too busy making pretty pictures for the homepage so he sent this over to me. I’ll do my best.
Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock is due out next month for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita with the PS3 version out just before the Vita one. The PC version will be along a little later, apparently so Sony are getting the jump on other platforms with this action/puzzling platformer.
It takes place across four different time periods in London – Elizabethan, Victorian, Present Day and Future. Is that new? I don’t know, it sounds cool though. Doctor Who and something called a “River Song” are fully voice acted and motion captured using their real-life actors and you’ll have to guide them, in a cooperative fashion, through logic puzzles and mini games. The PS3 and Vita versions make use of the nifty cross platform play features too.
Apparently, River has hallucinogenic lipstick that will be useful for stealthy progression? Sounds a bit kinky to me but probably makes perfect sense to fans of the show. It’s got Cybermen in it, and the Bank of England. Apparently there are new creatures too though. I hope you get to push a Dalek down some stairs at some point.
Simon Harris, of the BBC, has spoken to SFX and given them the following details on the story:
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
The game is part of a planned trilogy and, after ploughing my way through this info like an octopus in a bath tub full of honey, I’m a little bit interested in seeing how this first part of the trilogy turns out. Does this sound cool for those of you who are big fans of the TV show?