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Published on October 7th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett

Return to Earth Plot Revealed!

Doctor Who Return to Earth - Nintendo WiiAs you may be aware (or as you may not) a brand new Doctor Who game is being released on the Nintendo Wii this month. To be specific, 29th October 2010. And with that in mind, not an awful lot has been revealed about the games plot – until now that is.

This reporter will be the first to admit that it looked like Return to Earth was simply going to be the first two Doctor Who Adventure Games (City of the Daleks and Blood of the Cybermen) combined in a multipack. But as the freshly revealed plot tells you, this is a whole new game. reveals:

“In Doctor Who – Return to Earth, 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.”

So with that in mind, it looks like the game is set around the stories The Ark in Space and The Sontaran Experiment. Could we see a fleeting cameo of the Wirrn or the Sontarans in Return to Earth? Or even the Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith and Harry? Probably not, but you’ll have to go out and buy the game to find out!

Doctor Who: Return to Earth will be available to buy from 29th October 2010.


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What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

2 Responses to Return to Earth Plot Revealed!

  1. avatar Jez Noir says:

    So it’s being released this month and no images of the gameplay have been released? No previews or hands-on demonstrations given to the gaming press? Doesn’t say much for the confidence of the developers, does it?

    I’ve been fooled enough times in the past to know never to buy a game based purely on a film / TV licence, and at the moment this is sizing up to be just another cheap cash-in, rather than a quality piece of entertainment.

    • jez – a screenshot is included in a previous post about this game

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