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Terraria – indie block-building game coming to PSN and XBL in 2013

Tuesday, 11th September 2012 15:03 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Terraria, the side-scrolling, action-adventure sandbox game from Andrew Spinks’ Re-logic studio, is coming to PSN and XBL.

505 Games will published Terraria, which was originally released on PC in 2011. The game contains crafting and exploration themes, and has been played by 1.6 million people since release.

“The block-building genre has taken the world by storm and Terraria has garnered a massive following through its increased focus on adventure and discovery,” said Tim Woodley, head of global brand for 505 Games. “We’re looking forward to bringing an already hugely successful experience to a brand new console audience and we can’t wait for the existing Terraria fan base to experience all-new content”.

“I can’t say how excited I am to finally have Terraria come to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3,” said the game’s creator Andrew Spinks. “To see it come so far is a complete shock, especially after such humble beginnings.

“It’s always been my dream to have as many people as possible know and enjoy Terraria as much as I have, and this is another big step in that direction. It’s been awesome working with 505 Games, and I can’t wait for everyone to see the additional features that they’ve been able to bring to this new edition of the game.”

If you are unfamiliar with Terraria, become acquainted with it via the launch trailer from 2011 below.

The console version of Terraria is in development at Engine Software, and will arrive on PSN and XBL in early 2013.

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12 Comments

  1. OlderGamer

    Great little game! Some of you guys are gonna love this game, I have had on Steam for awhile now. Very well done and a lot of fun.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. viralshag

    I did like this but I didn’t get as hooked on it as I did with Minecraft. Worth playing though.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. monkeygourmet

    I forgot about this!

    Looks awesome, will def give it a whirl on XBLA.

    Anyone know if it’ll be couch co-op?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. The_Red

    Really nice game though I’ve been kinda making XBLA’s Spelunky into Terraria using the Mattock and a lot of digging. Anyway, both great games one PC and hopefully both great games on console.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. DSB

    I wonder how they’re going to do the controls, there are a lot of small blocks in that game.

    Keep an eye out for Starbound too. It’s Terraria in space, with procedurally generated planets, procedurally generated monsters, and procedurally generated weapons.

    Ossum.

    http://playstarbound.com/

    #5 2 years ago
  6. UNazo

    Why would i want to play a Minecraft clone e_e

    #6 2 years ago
  7. deathm00n

    @6 it’s way better than minecraft because it have a lot more replaybility because of the amount of items

    #7 2 years ago
  8. jacobvandy

    @6 To call it that just proves you have no idea what this game is about. There are similarities to Minecraft, yes, as far as breaking blocks to pick them up and placing them yourself to build things, but it’s actually way more focused and polished in terms of features and content. There is a huge emphasis on action, you’re always running into enemies, even some on the surface during the day. They become more plentiful and varied the deeper you dig, and there are several bosses to fight, including a mega-boss in the depths of hell that triggers a completely new stage of the game when defeated (which they added as free DLC some months after release, doubling the size of the whole experience). And as mentioned, there are a ton more items including unique weapons and armor, some crafted and some dropped as loot.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. UNazo

    @8 & @7

    Here comes the ” its not a clone, its better crap”

    A copy will always be a copy.

    Also i own it on steam and i regret having bought it.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Yoshi

    @9 Just like Minecraft can be said was a copy of Infiniminer

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Anyone claiming this to be a Minecraft ‘clone’ has obviously never played it. They’re almost entirely different games.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. silkvg247

    I own MC and terraria, both are superb! The only similarity is rescource gathering / crafting. Terarria is more of a 2d action platformer, with the bosses and all.

    #12 2 years ago

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