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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Minecraft & Doctor Who Crossover DLC Products Announced

Source: CultBox
Is the Twelfth Doctor a good man? Perhaps everyone's favourite block-buster holds the answers...
Microsoft have today announced the development of downloadable content based on the BBC's beloved science-fiction drama Doctor Who for use in Mojang's similarly well-received open-world video game Minecraft. Developed in collaboration with BBC Worldwide, the DLC packs will not only feature the Twelfth Doctor (played by Peter Capaldi, though don't go expecting a voice-over) and his long-running adversaries the Daleks, but also a host of other familiar faces from the programme's past including classic Doctors and persistent extraterrestrial menaces like (we'd imagine, anyway) the Cybermen.

Proceedings will kick off with a hugely appealing Season Eight-inspired pack (an official screenshot of which can be found below) featuring six different Doctors and Skaro's most nefarious inhabitants, all of whom will be immortalised in glorious block-rendered form, while future DLC expansions will be released as Season Eight progresses over the course of the next eleven weeks. As ever, keep it locked at On-Screen for more details on what should prove to be an out-of-this-world crossover, as well as Mojang's plans for future downloadable expansions to the increasingly critically acclaimed world of Minecraft.

The first wave of Doctor Who-themed Minecraft DLC will retail for £1.99 exclusively on Xbox 360 (via the UK Xbox Games Store) this September.
The Doctor and Clara in Doctor Who on Minecraft Xbox 360
Source: BBC Worldwide

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