Maze Theory and BBC Studios are releasing a new Doctor Who game in March, taking on the form of a found footage mobile game called Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins. It’s coming to iOS and Android on 19th March.
The game is about finding a lost phone where your character has found a phone with various chat logs and apps to search for clues surrounding the mystery of what is happening. It features the Weeping Angels, iconic villains from the revival of Doctor Who which take on the form of gargoyle statues which can only move when you’re not looking at them.
"Don't blink. Blink and you're dead!"— Doctor Who (@bbcdoctorwho) October 11, 2020
Watch the trailer for '#DoctorWho: The Lonely Assassins', the new handheld and mobile game, exploring the hidden past of the Weeping Angels, coming Spring 2021. pic.twitter.com/YHXJChELB5
In this story, the Angels that have been trapped in a basement prison (as seen in the 2007 episode ‘Blink’) have escaped and it’s up to you to solve the mystery. These Angels now also possess the ability to hack technology, making them a huge threat to anyone with a mobile phone.
Actress Ingrid Oliver reprises her role as Petronella Osgood from the television show, and together you will search through the phone for clues about how to deal with this threat.
Check the trailer above to see more about what you’ll be doing in Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins. The game is also being co-developed by Kaigan Games, known for the very excellent Simulacra and Sara is Missing games. Both of those titles were known for making excellent use of the phone interface and should no doubt be well suited to this much higher budget game.