MCV can confirm that the Doctor Who title for the Wii rumoured to be in the works by The Sun this morning is real.
Furthermore, it will be released in the UK this October with Koch Media handling sales and marketing duties, though when asked by MCV the firm declined to comment.
The Sun reports that the game is based around new Doctor Matt Smith and will include appearances from classic villains such as the Daleks, Cybermen and Silurians.
The paper quotes an ‘insider’ as saying: This has been in the pipeline for years. 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.”
The news follows MCV’s exclusive reveal in January that BBC Worldwide is working on producing an ‘array of new games’ based on the lucrative sci-fi licence.
Head of multimedia development at BBC Worldwide Dave Anderson said at the time: We’re having a lot of interesting discussions for a variety of ideas around Doctor Who that are complementary to each rather than in competition with each other – boxed product console games, virtual worlds and other experiences.
The deals we are looking at are in different spaces, probably looking at overlapping but different audiences and are certainly delivering a different kind of experience.”