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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab)

Michael Archambault
  • Alons-y!
  • Wibbly wobbly timey wimey... stuff...   GOD i effin' love Tennant! If i had an Xbox One i would buy it just because of him.
  • Well, I'm buying it now
  • Allons-y!
  • 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?
  • I thought is favourite sport was time travelling, of course, he is the Doctor. 
  • Sweet!
  • Oh no my other half she loves David Tennant lol doctor who is good though
  • (Anybody else spot that they used a Mac for this process?) That aside, I love hearing Tennant's's brilliant.
  • Never played because I never OWNED an Xbox, due to the fears of RRoDing.
  • Do you ride in vehicles? I mean there's a higher percentage of you getting in a wreck than your Xbox breaking.
  • Maybe my friends were all just unlucky: all had RRoDing 360s.
  • All my friends been in wrecks, who would believe it!
  • 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 get it. I lost faith in the systems since then, that's all.
  • 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.
  • I was getting this game anyway, but this makes it even better! Allons-y!
  • He's my favorite Doctor. I may have to just buy this game just for his voice.
  • But "Who" will voice the Spanish voice? (pun)
  • "We're adventuring; we're adventurers."
  • I saw more adventures and fun mobile games at 
  • Subtle!
  • What's the point we Indians don't get any love from Microsoft. No surface, no Xbox one, maybe soon no Nokia Lumia.
  • Xbox One is supposed to come in September, and you're overreacting :)
  • Allons-y!
  • He's my favorite Doctor! Might just buy an Xbox, just so I can play this game.
  • Soo buying the game! Tennant is the best!
  • He's a great man.
  • 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.
  • I hope he gets to keep the Scottish accent!
  • OH YES!
  • Oh why David. Why help the already horrible Kinect?
  • David Tennant makes everything better.
  • And now I have to buy it. Will it be out for the 360 as well?
  • I just want the white Xbox circles to turn red and start shouting EXTERMINAAATE
  • I highly approve of my predecessor taking on this job.
  • It's amazing to see so many Whovians here! HELLOW GUYS! I need a xbox one RIGHT NOW!
  • Brilliant! Now, they should get a female announcer, call her a companion, and have her voiced by Billie Piper or Freema Agyeman.
  • Let's go with Billie or with Catherine Tate. Not Freema.
  • 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.