The BBC has announced ‘The Doctor and the Dalek’, a new online Doctor Who game for CBBC viewers.

The Doctor will be voiced by Peter Capaldi in the game, which has been released as part of the BBC’s Make it Digital initiative, aimed to inspire young audiences to be creative with coding, digital technology and programming.

‘The Doctor and the Dalek’ follows the Doctor after he frees a damaged Dalek from a group of Cybermen, before teaming up for a mission to save the universe from destruction.

Danny Cohen, BBC Director of Television, said: “‘The Doctor and the Dalek’ is a brand-new Doctor Who story and a fantastic game, voiced by the wonderful Peter Capaldi.

“It’s an excellent example of how a hugely popular BBC show can give fans something extra, whilst also introducing wider audiences to increasingly important skills, such as coding and programming.”

The game will be available to play for free on the CBBC website from Wednesday, 22nd October 2014.

The first Minecraft Doctor Who-themed DLC packs will make their debut later this week.

The Doctor Who content will be available for the Xbox 360 version of the game on Friday, 3rd October 2014.

The first pack will be available for £1.99 ($2.99), and features 6 Doctors - including the 12th Doctor - along with their on-screen companions to use as avatars.

As the new screenshots confirm, ‘Doctor Who Skins Volume One’ will also come with Daleks. Additional DLC packs are expected to launch in the coming weeks and months.

The first Minecraft Doctor Who-themed DLC packs will make their debut later this week.

The Doctor Who content will be available for the Xbox 360 version of the game on Friday, 3rd October 2014.

The first pack will be available for £1.99 ($2.99), and features 6 Doctors - including the 12th Doctor - along with their on-screen companions to use as avatars.

As the new screenshots confirm, ‘Doctor Who Skins Volume One’ will also come with Daleks. Additional DLC packs are expected to launch in the coming weeks and months.