Two new Doctor Who games are set to launch early next year on Nintendo Switch, it’s been confirmed.
The two titles have been made by Maze Theory in partnership with BBC Studios, aiming to expand the Doctor Who interactive universe. The games are Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality, a new first-person adventure which is said to ‘reimagine and build upon last year’s VR experience’, and Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins, a ‘found phone’ game which is also launching on mobile.
Here’s a quick look at both new games:
Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality
With brand-new gameplay, new monsters and new worlds to explore, players will wield the Thirteenth Doctor’s sonic screwdriver on a quest to save the universe. Players will be guided by the Thirteenth Doctor, voiced by Jodie Whittaker, and joined by the Tenth Doctor, voiced by David Tennant.
The Edge of Reality features a console and PC adventure across Space and Time, built with current and next generation consoles in mind, it contains new worlds to explore, new puzzles, new challenges and new gameplay. With an original Doctor Who story, you will uncover a universe-spanning threat as you seek to save reality from a series of time-breaking glitches. Continue the story that began in The Edge of Time and partner with the Doctor to unearth a greater mystery.
Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins
Coming to iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch, The Lonely Assassins is being developed by award-winning Malaysian studio Kaigan Games, renowned for pushing the boundaries of storytelling within mobile.
The Lonely Assassins will see players uncover and decipher the mystery of a ‘found phone’, unravelling a sinister series of events taking place at Wester Drumlins, the iconic ‘uninhabited’ home featured in the legendary Doctor Who episode Blink.
Someone is missing, and a menacing new nemesis has emerged. Players will work with Petronella Osgood and other classic characters as they get steadily closer to the truth.
There is only one rule: don’t turn your back, don’t look away and don’t blink!
Our friends over at Push Square didn’t exactly enjoy The Edge of Time on PSVR, giving it an underwhelming 4/10, so here’s hoping for a better sequel that’s worth your time on Switch.
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