BBC Worldwide today released the first details of a major new gaming development for the Doctor Who brand.

Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock will be the first of a series of Doctor Who console games developed by BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment marking a significant movement into gaming for this business. The game is being created in full HD for digital download platforms and is set for release in early 2012, initially on Playstation 3, Playstation Vita, and PC.

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 and motion capture has been used to create in-game characters that are incredibly realistic.

Two further Doctor Who console game titles are planned to follow this release with details to be announced next year.

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Rob Logan

Rob is a movie buff, computer whiz, gamer, huge Batman fan, and above all... a geek. In addition to being the Founder and Host of The Geek Generation, he is also a photographer, graphic designer, certified clinical hypnotherapist, a former professional wrestler, and a current superhero.

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