Two new Doctor Who video games are on the way, one of which stars Jodie Whittaker and David Tennant.
BBC Studios has announced two new games based on the long-running television series, Doctor Who.
Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality builds upon last year’s reasonably well-received VR game, The Edge of Time, by adding new content, gameplay, monsters, and worlds to explore. The original was a pick and mix of Who iconography with the Daleks, Cybermen, and Weeping Angels all making appearances. This time around, David Tennant also returns to reprise his role as the tenth Doctor. Allons-y!
The Edge of Reality will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC vis Steam next spring. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions are likely to follow later in the year.
Also in development is Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins, a new ‘found phone’ game for iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch developed by Kaigan Games, makers of the award-winning Simulacra. The game is set in Wester Drumlins, the ruined house featured in the iconic 2007 episode, Blink. The Weeping Angels return, of course, but we’re more excited by the appearance of fan-favourite character Petronella Osgood, once more played by Ingrid Oliver. The Lonely Assassins is also planned for release in spring 2021.
Speaking about both titles, Maze Theory CEO Ian Hambleton says:
“The uniting of The Thirteenth Doctor and The Tenth in Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality is set to be an epic moment in a game that completely re-imagines last year’s VR experience. While The Lonely Assassins tells a brand new story exploring the legend of one of the most iconic episodes ever.”
Kevin Jorge, senior producer at BBC Studios, adds:
“The Edge of Reality and The Lonely Assassins bring Doctor Who to life on console and mobile in a new and thrilling way. From saving the universe with the Thirteenth and Tenth Doctors, to bringing back the Weeping Angels, it’s going to be an exciting year and we can’t wait to reveal more!”
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