‘Return to Earth / Evacuation Earth’ Announced

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Way back in March it was reported that a Doctor Who game would be coming out for Nintendo platforms. The subsequent release of The Adventure Games had left those games in a state of flux. Especially as we’ve heard nothing concrete since.

Today two new games have been officially announced. They are Doctor Who: Evacuation Earth for the DS and Doctor Who: Return To Earth for the Wii, both developed by Asylum Entertainment.

The press release says there are plans for the games to use “a remote control unit and stylus shaped like a sonic screwdriver” to control the game.

The synopsis for each game follows.

Return To Earth (Nintendo Wii)

The Doctor and Amy help the SS Lucy Gray to return home to Earth, unravelling a Cyber Plot and preventing the Daleks from retrieving a lost Time Axis along the way.

The Doctor and Amy arrive on a human colony ship returning to Earth after it was rendered uninhabitable by solar flares. Without provocation they are attacked by the ship’s maintenance robots and become separated in the struggle.

The Doctor is eventually led to the ship’s Head Quarters, where he discovers a Cyber Leader has connected himself to the ships AI and is blackmailing it into doing his bidding, or else he’ll kill the crew.

Meanwhile the Cybermen that were hiding in the ship ambush Amy and chase her out into space.

Guide the Doctor and Amy as they face their biggest adventure yet!

Evacuation Earth (Nintendo DS)

The Doctor and Amy arrive at the Lake District to watch the humans leave the planet. Suddenly the TARDIS gets lifted from them and bolted onto the evacuation ship. They have to make their way onto the ship before it leaves.

As the ship launches it has technical problems and they realise the Silurians have built a ship underneath. The Doctor finds a solution to make the ship work.

Suddenly the Dalek ship smashes into the human one and splits the Silurian half off. It’s the Dalek ship that chased the Time Axis into the sun – they weren’t destroyed, they actually made a random jump several hundred years into the past.

The Daleks are pleased that they can exact revenge on the Doctor but first they make him fix their ship. The Doctor goes along with their plan but tricks them into bolting the TARDIS onto their ship, which he promptly jumps into and uses to fling them into the nearest black hole

According to Amazon, the Wii and DS games will both be released in the UK 29th October 2010. The game will also launch in Australia and locations across Europe.