Somewhere in east London, you find a phone; a phone that is about to self-destruct. And that phone is the catalyst behind the narrative found in the ‘best Doctor Who game ever’. Yep, Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins comes to Xbox, PlayStation and Switch.
Available today on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch, Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins breaks out of the PC and mobile restrictions which have been in place for a good few months to deliver a critically acclaimed gameplay experience to console.
Priced at £9.99 from the Xbox Store, Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins has gone down great guns since release on Google Play, the App Store and on PC, but with a move to console, a whole new array of gamers will get the chance to understand why this has been talked about as the very greatest Doctor Who title ever.
It’s that phone which kicks things off, and from there Xbox, PlayStation and Switch players will get the chance to understand the terrifying legacy of the Weeping Angels; they first encountered in the iconic storyline of “Blink”.
Playing out as a found-phone mystery, Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins has been put together by the creators of SIMULACRA and Sara is Missing as a series of sinister events unfold in an abandoned London home – that of Wester Drumlins, the same place where the Weeping Angels first came to the fore. It’s ex-UNIT scientist Petronella Osgood that is at the centre of things, enlisting you as the ever-helpful hand.
It’ll be up to you to scour messages, emails, photos, videos and more as you attempt to bring together a variety of clues, to solve puzzles and to reveal the truth behind the menace at hand. It’s all been shot on location in London and Cardiff too, nicely blending live-action footage with some seriously puzzling gameplay.
BBC Studios – Games & Interactive senior producer, Kevin Jorge says: “The Lonely Assassins set a new benchmark for how we tell engaging and interactive Doctor Who stories and we wanted to give console players the chance to experience the mystery, drama and terror of this exciting new adventure.”
Maze Theory CEO, Ian Hambleton, says: “The success of the mobile version Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins shows us that we’re giving Doctor Who fans and adventure gamers what they love: thrills, excitement, Weeping Angels, tension, epic story-telling and genuinely terrifying moments!” He adds: “Making the game compatible with current and next gen consoles builds further fan interaction and broadens the experience of a truly immersive and gripping journey.”
Key features include:
- ORIGINAL DOCTOR WHO STORY: Picking up where the iconic episode “Blink” left off, the Weeping Angels are back to unleash terror once again…
- PETRIFYING NEW NEMESIS: Confront an evil like never before. No phone is safe!
- AUTHENTIC CHARACTERS: Work alongside Petronella Osgood (Ingrid Oliver) to investigate mysterious events. Also features Finlay Robertson as Larry Nightingale and a voice appearance by Jodie Whittaker.
- FOUND-PHONE MYSTERY: Search through messages, emails, videos, photographs and more to uncover clues, solve puzzles and reveal the truth.
Should you be up for joining the other Doctor Who fans who will more than happy to see Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins arrive on console, get over to your favoured digital store and pick up a copy of the game right now. if it does anything, it should set things up nicely for the upcoming arrival of Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality at the end of September.
Our full review of Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins on Xbox Series X|S will be able to tempt you in further.
Building on the terrifying legacy of the Weeping Angels, first encountered in the iconic story “Blink”, Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins is a thrilling found-phone mystery developed by the award-winning creators of Sara Is Missing and SIMULACRA. Amidst a sinister series of events at a seemingly abandoned house in London, someone goes missing, and you find their phone. When it begins to self-destruct, ex-UNIT scientist Petronella Osgood enlists your help to uncover hidden clues and solve cryptic puzzles. Will you unravel the truth behind the chilling disappearance before it’s too late? But remember: don’t turn your back, don’t look away and DON’T BLINK.