My gamer dreams have finally come true. Doctor Who is getting a video game.
Hold a moment while I squeal with excitement.
Ok, time to be serious and try not to write this like an overexcited fangirl.
A few months ago the UK broke my heart by releasing a video game only available to residents of the UK. It didn’t look like the best of PC games, but it was Doctor Who, so I badly wanted to play it.
But now it’s been announced that Doctor Who will be getting a mass produced video game for the Wii and DS.
I first heard the great news from Blogtor Who. Their summary of the games read as follows:
Evacuation Earth (for the DS)
The Doctor and Amy arrive at the Lake District to watch the humans leave the planet. Suddenly the TARDIS gets lifted from them and bolted onto the evacuation ship. They have to make their way onto the ship before it leaves As the ship launches it has technical problems and they realise the Silurians have built a ship underneath. The Doctor finds a solution to make the ship work
Suddenly the Dalek ship smashes into the human one and splits the Silurian half off. It’s the Dalek ship that chased the Time Axis into the sun – they weren’t destroyed, they actually made a random jump several hundred years into the past
The Daleks are pleased that they can exact revenge on the Doctor but first they make him fix their ship. The Doctor goes along with their plan but tricks them into bolting the TARDIS onto their ship, which he promptly jumps into and uses to fling them into the nearest black hole.
Return to Earth (for the Wii)
The Doctor and Amy help the SS Lucy Gray to return home to Earth, unravelling a Cyber Plot and preventing the Daleks from retrieving a lost Time Axis along the way. The Doctor and Amy arrive on a human colony ship returning to Earth after it was rendered uninhabitable by solar flares. Without provocation they are attacked by the ship’s maintenance robots and become separated in the struggle.
The Doctor is eventually led to the ship’s Head Quarters, where he discovers a Cyber Leader has connected himself to the ships AI and is blackmailing it into doing his bidding, or else he’ll kill the crew. Meanwhile the Cybermen that were hiding in the ship ambush Amy and chase her out into space.
Guide the Doctor and Amy as they face their biggest adventure yet!
And to add to the awesomeness of these games, they’ll also be releasing a wiimote that looks like a sonic screwdriver. Furthermore, there will also be specially packaged screwdrivers that feature artwork of the two current main actors, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, just to sweeten the pie I was already planning to eat.
Personally, I’ll be saving up for the Wii game, if only so I can get my hands on a sonic screwdriver to go with it.
Both games and the wiimote are set to be released in late October/early November. Just in time for the holidays, or, you know, any other day.