Doctor Who Minecraft on Xbox. DOCTOR! WHO! MINECRAFT! ON! XBOX!
One of the most popular virtual building blocks games ever is about to get more timey-wimey. BBC Worldwide and Mojang announced today the first of a series of official Doctor Who add-on packs for Minecraft on Xbox devices.
The first pack, due in September and priced at $2.99 in the U.S. (or £1.99/€2.85/$2.95AUS) – 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.
The deal will bring more packs as time goes on, introducing many of the most 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.
Rikesh Desai, Digital Entertainment and Games Director at BBC Worldwide UK, says, “We’re constantly looking for new and innovative ways to bring Doctor Who content to our loyal fans. 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.”
After years of custom mods and fan-made designs, Doctor Who has been seeing increasing official representation in games and other electronic media. The strategy-based tablet game Doctor Who: Legacy has just added the Twelfth Doctor to the game, as well as numerous characters and costumes from the new series. Sony‘s Playstation platform features Doctor Who-related areas and props for its online virtual world Playstation Home.
Now, if we can finally see some official costume packs in Little Big Planet, I’ll be set. Hop to it, Beeb.