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Doctor Who returns this fall in explosive new adventure

Doctor Who is returning with a bang this fall – quite literally, as the BBC has just announced the next episode in its interactive Adventure Games series will be called The Gunpowder Plot and is due in October.

Loosely based on the famed 1605 conspiracy to destroy London's House of Lords, the new game will offer not only an insight into this "incendiary moment in Britain's history", but also the chance to battle extra-terrestrial monsters (this is Doctor Who, after all). Returning from last season are the Doctor and Amy, once again performed by television actors Matt Smith and Karen Gillan. This time they'll be joined by Rory Williams, played by Arthur Darvill, and two as-yet-unrevealed familiar enemies.

The Gunpowder Plot was written by series veteran Phil Ford, and promises to be the most advanced interactive episode to date, allowing players to control all three main characters in a "multi-linear" environment with more sophisticated puzzles to solve along the way.

As with last season's Adventure Games, The Gunpowder Plot will be available free to UK residents from the Doctor Who website, where you can still download the four original episodes. There is currently no word on pricing or availability outside the UK.

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