Doctor Who to Enter 'Minecraft'

BBC Worldwide is partnering with Microsoft Studios and Mojang to bring Doctor Who to "Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition."

Beginning in September, Minecraft players will have access to a range of Doctor Who assets that will allow them to change their avatar to resemble their favorite characters from the show.

The first pack will include a character inspired by the Twelfth Doctor as well as 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.

More packs will be added going forward featuring recognizable characters from the past 50 years of "Doctor Who." Each skin pack will feature at least six Doctors and will be released regularly following the broadcast of the first episode.

“We’re constantly looking for new and innovative ways to bring Doctor Who content to our loyal fans," says Rikesh Desai, digital entertainment and games director, BBC Worldwide U.K. "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.”

The deal to bring Doctor Who to Minecraft builds on BBC Worldwide’s current partnership with Microsoft, which has also seen Microsoft publish Forza racing games that include Top Gear-themed challenges and features.

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