Reports today indicate that BBC Worldwide have agreed a Â£10million deal to bring a Doctor Who videogame to the Nintendo Wii and DS platforms.
Such a game would be the first Doctor Who videogame since Destiny of the Doctors (pictured here) in 1998, and would need to fit into the shows ethos. BBC Worldwide are aware that the Doctor isn’t a caped vigilante.
“You can’t have Doctor Who blowing things to bits with a laser gun. That would massively change the nature of the show.”
“We’re delighted to have finally nailed down a deal. We went with Nintendo as they have huge appeal for families and Doctor Who is very much a family brand.
“The Wii console is key for us as it’s something families play together.”
Our recent report that the BBC are looking to captilise on Doctor Who’s success by entering the videogames market seems only told a part of the story it seems – according to former Doctor David Tennant, a game was already actively developed.
“The video game was quite actively developed, but it’s difficult to nail as the Doctor doesn’t blow things up.
“He’s not Batman, who goes around smacking people in the head.”