The Doctor Who Christmas special is coming in just a couple of weeks, but it’s going to be a long road after that before the next season begins. In the meantime, Doctor Who fans could read Doctor Who Magazine, watch those David Tennant-Proclaimers videos on a loop, pick up the new DVD of the last season, and take part in the seemingly never-ending contests at the official Doctor Who Tumblr. But what if that’s not enough? Well, BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games has announced that it will be releasing a Doctor Who video game for PS3, PlayStation Vita, and PC in early 2012 that will be the first in a series of console games.
Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock will require users to, what else, travel through space and time as The Doctor and River Song (actually voiced by Matt Smith and Alex Kingston) to save Earth. Not only will players get to function in different periods, but they will be able to work puzzles that span different eras because actions in one time will affect others. That’s a great tie-in with the “consequences of time travel” theme from the show.
Aside from bringing in Smith and Kingston in to do the voice-overs for their characters, BBC is doing a few other things to keep the new games in line with the current television series. The characters are also all motion captured and the game creators are collaborating with the television show’s creative team to develop the game’s storyline. At the very least, players won’t be assaulted with shoddy facsimiles of Doctor Who‘s iconic characters and a plot that directly contradicts the television series.