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Capaldi's Doctor Who heading to Minecraft on Xbox 360

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Capaldi's Doctor Who heading to Minecraft on Xbox 360

The Minecraft licensing bandwagon continues with news of an official tie-up with the BBC’s cherished sci-fi IP Doctor Who.

The BBC Worldwide, Mojang and Microsoft Studios deal will see a number of Time Lord-related assets released over the coming weeks alongside the broadcast of series eight, which kicked off at the weekend.

The first DLC will cost £1.99 and include “a character inspired by the Twelfth Doctor, plus five other Doctors, each of their on-screen companions and some of the Doctor’s most well known adversaries including his arch-nemeses, the Daleks”.

A number of other characters from the show’s 50-year history are planned, including “at least” six more Doctors. Which at least accounts for all 12 incarnations of the Time Lord, although perhaps not John Hurt’s War Doctor.

“We’re constantly looking for new and innovative ways to bring Doctor Who content to our loyal fans,” Digital Entertainment and Games Director at BBC Worldwide UK Rikesh Desai said.

“Working collaboratively with Microsoft, we’ve created an exciting new product which will allow Doctor Who fans to create their own brand new adventures in the heart of the iconic world of Minecraft.”

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