Doctor Who's David Tennant to voice Kinect Sports Rivals - 'Oh, yes!'

The next generation of Kinect Sports will be launching this April for Xbox One owners. The upcoming title, 'Kinect Sports Rivals', dives players into the extremely immersive and exciting world of athleticism and competitive rivalry. As you fight for the gold, your experience will be narrated by none other than the tenth Doctor, David Tennant.

For those of you unfamiliar with the popular BBC series, 'Doctor Who', we will try to forgive you, but it might be best that you put down whatever you are doing and head over to Xbox Video to see what an adventure it is.

Tennant will be narrating the “champion creation process” at the beginning of the game. Before every gamer starts their adventure in the world of Kinect Sports Rivals, an avatar is digitally scanned from you and thrown into the virtual world.

David explained that this is his first time working in the video game industry compared to film and television: “I’ve never done a video game before. This is a first for me.”

The new title introduces a collection of sports including climbing, wake racing, and target shooting; classic favorites such as soccer, tennis, and bowling will also be included. Tennant’s personal favorite? Rock climbing, in which he states that he enjoys “...the slightly unsportsmanlike element where you can grab a rival’s foot and chuck him off the cliff”.

Kinect Sports Rivals launches for Xbox One on April 8 in North America, Australia and New Zealand. Our wonderful European readers (and Rich), will have to wait until April 11 for the right to battle others as the Kinect Sports champion.

You can head over to the Xbox Marketplace now, to get in your preorder for $59.99.

Have you played any of the previous Kinect Sports – are you excited for the upcoming addition to the series?

Source: Microsoft


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Doctor Who's David Tennant to voice Kinect Sports Rivals - 'Oh, yes!'


Wibbly wobbly timey wimey... stuff...


GOD i effin' love Tennant! If i had an Xbox One i would buy it just because of him.

I've loved the free preview with wave running and was pretty sure I'd buy the full game, but now there is no doubt! Where's that pre-order form?

(Anybody else spot that they used a Mac for this process?)

That aside, I love hearing Tennant's voice...it's brilliant.

Do you ride in vehicles? I mean there's a higher percentage of you getting in a wreck than your Xbox breaking.

rrod hasn't been a thing since they launched the S model 4 years ago. Besides that, this is for Xbox one, not 360.

I got a RRoD on my Xbox. It was 6 years old when it finally happened and the first model. Paid $50 to get it repaired locally and gave it to my niece after getting a new one. Funny how things get marked forever by a problem even years after they stop being an issue.

If this means he's starting a career in video game voice acting, hopefully we'll get a proper Doctor Who game. The Eternity Clock was good, but I want a full game that isn't the same 5 or 10 puzzles repeated over and over... Too bad I don't have (or want) an Xbox One, since I would definitely pick this game up.

Brilliant! Now, they should get a female announcer, call her a companion, and have her voiced by Billie Piper or Freema Agyeman.

Have you bumped your head? You do realize that Freema used to be on a program on one of those BBC channels reading children's stories. She has a nice soothing voice and would be perfect for video games. Billie has a nice sultry voice. Catherine's voice is a little on the shrill side.

I never liked Freema, whether it be as Martha, or if it's on any other program I've seen her in. I never could get emotionally invested into any character I have witnessed her portraying. So no, I haven't bumped my head. I do, however, have enough sense to know that she is one of, if not the, most disliked companions that The Doctor has had.