Doctor Who finally gives us what we've been clamoring for: the chance to explore the TARDIS!

Ever since Doctor Who redesigned the interior of the Doctor's time machine, the TARDIS, we've all been dying to see more of the inside. And next week, a new game will let us explore every inch, including a never-before-mentioned drawing-room!

The third Doctor Who adventure game comes out next week, on August 27, and it's entitled simple "TARDIS." According to Eurogamer, you have to explore every "nook and cranny" of the TARDIS to restore normality to the time machine. (Maybe after the events of the season finale?) And this includes exploring a previously unmentioned room, the Doctor's drawing room. According to the press release:

The game allows players to explore the Doctor's wondrous drawing room, featuring treasures and artefacts from his many adventures - a location specially created for the game, which will go on to form part of the Doctor Who canon....

With the TARDIS stuck in a riptide, and the Doctor sucked into space, Amy Pond must explore the secrets of the time machine in order to restore normality. The adventure will uncover the secrets of the TARDIS, unveil two brand new monsters - and allow players to pilot the TARDIS themselves.

Adds producer Steven Moffat:

Since 1963, kids have wondered what it would be like to control the TARDIS. Now we're handing complete control of the most powerful ship in all of space and time to a generation of children. Everybody duck!' ... 'TARDIS is a brilliant, brilliant adventure. It's funny, touching, terrifying, amazing - everything a Doctor Who episode should be.

The game will be available as a free download next Friday, and simultaneously will be available for purchase outside the UK.

And meanwhile, stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan just appeared on a British talk show, and they showed a single image from the forthcoming Christmas special:

Doctor Who finally gives us what we've been clamoring for: the chance to explore the TARDIS!

[BBC and Eurogamer and BlogtorWho]