'Doctor Who Infinity' will launch in spring 2018.

Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Time Lord

Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Time Lord

The new role-playing puzzle game is based on the popular BBC sci-fi series - which currently stars Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Time Lord - and will see mobile and PC players tasked with building a team of Doctors and companions through several story-based campaigns.

Susan Cummings, executive producer for Tiny Rebel Games - who have created the title - said: "We aren't revealing many gameplay details at this time, so early on.

"But what we can tell you is that there will be many differences revealed at launch. This isn't a sequel [to the company's current Doctor Who game Doctor Who: Legacy, see below], this is a new platform for delivery of stories written by well-known Doctor Who writers."

Players will be tasked with "matching three gems"-style challenges, but Susan admitted the "rich narrative" of the game is one of its most important aspects.

She told RadioTimes.com: "Whilst the core mechanic of manipulating detachable gems is still present, we're going massively beyond what we've done - or honestly what anyone has done - to create rich narratives that our players will engage with in a wide variety of ways, to experience Doctor Who stories like never before."

The first story is titled 'The Dalek Invasion of Time', and will star Peter's Time Lord and Missy, played by Michelle Gomez on TV. It be written by George Mann with artwork by Mike Collins.

Whovians will no doubt be excited to hear the title is a sequel to the free-to-play 2013 mobile game 'Doctor Who Legacy', which starred both Matt Smith and Peter's Doctors.

Susan added: "As executive producer on 'Doctor Who Infinity', it has been an incredible delight to be able to pull together such extraordinarily talented people to realize our ambitions for this new game.

"I am continually humbled by the quality of work they are doing and I think Doctor Who fans everywhere are going to be amazed with how we have taken everything we have learned from making the award-winning gameplay of 'Doctor Who: Legacy' and brought it to the next level in every way imaginable."

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