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What To Expect: Terraria


With more than 1.6 million downloads since its 2011 release on the PC, Terraria is ready to populate your Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Andrew Spinks, creator of Terraria will be handling over the home console conversion to Dutch developer Engine Software and publisher 505 Games. In addition to the digging, building, and defending that PC players have enjoyed since its release, the console version will feature an assortment of new content including: maps, weapons and armor, enemies, split screen and online multiplayer, and more.

For those who are unfamiliar with Terraria, it is a 2-D side-scrolling, action-adventure sandbox game with an emphasis on crafting and exploration set in vast and vibrant worlds. It sounds a lot like Minecraft on paper, but the end results are two titles that are actually quite different. Terraria has some strengths over Minecraft (like combat), whereas Minecraft has some over Terraria (like building).

No official date has been announced, but Terraria should be appearing on XBLA and PSN very soon.

Brian Fagan

Associate Editor