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10/20/2010 01:31:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

The release date for the two Nintendo Games Evacuation Earth and Return to Earth seems to have finally settled down for 12th November, according to online retailers.

Games publisher Asylum's associate producer Glen Parry talked to the Official Nintendo Magazine about the differences between the Wii and DS versions:
The Wii game is a third-person action adventure which includes stealth, distraction devices and the ability to fire sonic blasts at appropriate targets, so definitely more action based. It is set in a dangerous starship that the Doctor and Amy have to traverse through solving puzzles within the environment.

The DS game is a puzzle adventure game in which the Doctor and Amy are investigating the last spaceship to leave Earth during a solar flare storm. Both games contain a strong Doctor Who story which unfolds throughout, penned by Doctor Who author Oli Smith.

The age group the games are aimed at are for 7-11 year olds. Both games will feature characters well known to the Doctor Who universe, notably the Daleks and Cybermen, but also a new adversary for the Doctor to face.

Parry went on to explain why this platform was chosen over others such as the Sony PS3 or Microsoft XBox360:
The Nintendo Wii and DS are perfect due to the control options and the Wii Remote was just crying out to be used as a Sonic Screwdriver! Nintendo also connect to a wider audience and Doctor Who is loved by young children and adults alike, which makes Nintendo platforms perfect for the Doctor Who games.

Read the full interview with Glen Parry here.


The magazine also features a number of screenshots from Return to Earth:


More details on the games may be found in our previous article.