Epic Games have just announced that BBC Worldwide and Supermassive Games will be using Unreal Engine 3 technology for the time and space traveling action game Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock. The PS Vita version will also be the first Vita game to use the technology.
The story will feature the current 11th Doctor (the one with inexplicable hair) with companion River Song as they travel in the TARDIS to investigate The Eternity Clock, a clock that records every event that ever was or ever will be — something not intended to be messed with that will, indeed, get messed with. Mix in some of the greatest threats in the Doctor Who universe, like Cybermen, Daleks, Silurians, and you have the makings for a truly epic Doctor Who episode, let alone game.
The new trailer shows some of the multiplayer spit-screen action players will see in the game as well as some of the flashiness Unreal Engine provides. The trailer also shows how puzzles and cooperative gameplay will work in the game, with plenty of Sonic Screwdriver-ing goodness. Overall, it looks like a fun ride — though it’s not quite clear how the dialogue in the game will match the show’s often hilarious reparte.
Doctor Who has a history of being easy for viewers to drop in at any episode and pick right up on the story, so the game could very well stand on its own, without players ever having seen the show — but if you haven’t even seen one episode, then I… just… I can’t even look at you right now. Netflix that shiz!
Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock will be released on the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita through the PlayStation Network on March 2012, with a PC version releasing shortly after.