The Doctor has been all over time and space during nearly 50 years of "Doctor Who" on TV. In conjunction with the newest season's launch, though, the BBC have put their latest leading man Matt Smith at the front of a few downloadable games as well. The first trailer for "Doctor Who: The Adventure Games" for PC and Mac shows the Smith incarnation arriving in a bleak version of the 1960s where his alien nemeses the Daleks appear to have totaled civilization.
"Fight the Daleks from your own sitting room" is the trailer's sales pitch. The adventures will reportedly be part of the series cannon and come with the input of the show's writer and executive producer Steven Moffat.
"Children don’t just watch 'Doctor Who' – they join in. They make up games, invent their monsters, create their own stories," Moffat said, according to Kotaku. "Now, there’s something else – now they can be the Doctor in brand new episodes."
Images that have been released also include looks at the Cybermen, so expect to see plenty of classic faces in the games. I haven't seen any indicators as to whether or not the U.S. will have to wait days and weeks to experience the episodes legally after they've been released in the U.K., as they do with the TV series, but I'm hopeful that the launch will be worldwide. The game itself is a bit hard to judge from a YouTube trailer alone, but strong writing could go a long way if they're coordinated with the new season.
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