Kinect Sports Rivals’ Narrator Is Who? Doctor Who

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Source: Rach, Flickr via Wikimedia Commons

Source: Rach, Flickr via Wikimedia Commons

Allons-y! Xbox One’s upcoming Kinect Sports Rivals game will feature a voice familiar to gamers who are also Doctor Who fans — David Tennant.

Tennant played the tenth incarnation of the time-traveling alien known as “The Doctor” on BBC’s Doctor Who, a role for which he is still recognized worldwide. For Kinect Sports Rivals, he voices the narrator, “the voice of God,” as he calls it in a video released on Xbox Wire on Wednesday. Tennant said it is his first role narrating a video game, but he has done narration work on documentaries and acted in voice roles previously in his career.

Kinect Sports Rivals is the third installment of the Kinect Sports franchise, developed by British video game company Rare. Unlike the previous two titles, Kinect Sports and Kinect Sports: Season Two, which were for the Xbox 360 console, the newest addition is exclusively for Xbox One. It is expected to boost sales of Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) new console, just as the hot, new shooter, Titanfall, has done in recent weeks.

An article in Forbes earlier this week predicts that the game will silence critics of Microsoft’s Xbox One. When the Xbox One launched, customers had to purchase the Kinect 2 as part of the base bundle. The Kinect is a camera used to track players’ movements, enabling gamers to play without a controller.

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