Terraria Coming To XBLA and PSN
Good news, console gamers. Remember when Re-Logic pretty much put an end to Terraria, vowing that they were done updating it? Looks like they meant ‘they’, and not ‘everyone’, because Terraria will soon be available for your enjoyment on Xbox Live and Playstation Network. The sidescrolling explore/adventure game, has been a hit on PC, selling more than a million copies, so it makes sense that they’ll make the jump, particularly given the two consoles newfound emphasis on online content. Terraria will be making the console leap via 505 Games in early 2013, and will include new exclusive content.
Trust me, those of you who didn’t play Terraria on Steam. This is one of the greats. Buy it.
Anyway, as always, because we love you, here is the official press release:
INDIE BLOCKBUSTER TERRARIA COMING TO CONSOLES
Players Can Dig, Fight, Explore and Build
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – September 11, 2012 – 505 Games, a global publisher of video games, has announced today it will be bringing the independent block-building blockbuster Terraria to Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®Network.
Originally released in 2011 for the PC by creator/developer Andrew Spinks’ Re-logic studio, Terraria is a side-scrolling, action-adventure sandbox game with an emphasis on crafting and exploration set in vast and vibrant worlds. Terraria has received universal, critical acclaim and 1.6 million “Terrarians” have struck out on their own adventures since release.
With a vast array of materials and items to collect, Terror is far more than a mere block building game, players’ experience is limited only by their own imaginations, the world is theirs to shape and explore.
“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 a 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 the PlayStation 3 system! To see it come so far is a complete shock, especially after such humble beginnings,” said Andrew Spinks, creator of Terraria. “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.”
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