By Megan Farokhmanesh on Dec 08, 2013 12.08.13
Re-Logic's action adventure sandbox game, Terraria, will be available in North America for PlayStation Vita Dec. 17, the developer recently announced via the game's forums. In Terarria, players explore an open, 2D world while searching for materials and crafting items and structures. Originally launched for Windows PC in 2011, reports suggested the game would be released for Vita in early December. According to the developer's post, the Vita version was finally approved by Sony. "PS3 players should see, if they haven't already, an update being pushed out," the post reads. "This update allows for the Cross-Play feature compatibility with the Vita." Further details on the port are expected soon. Terarria will also be available in Europe and other SCEE territories on Dec. 11 for PS...
By Colin Campbell on Nov 22, 2013 11.22.13
Reports from the U.K. are suggesting that Terraria for PlayStation Vita has been given a release date of Dec. 5. A Sony ad in trade newspaper MCV, spotted by Videogamer, dated the 2D building-and-action game for release on Dec. 5, which was later confirmed by publisher 505 Games in a statement to Eurogamer. A spokesperson for 505 Games in the U.S. told Polygon that a date had not been finalized while "some moving pieces are put into place," but said that the game would be "out soon." Terraria was first launched on Windows PCs in 2011 from indie studio Re-Logic. It allows players to explore a 2D world to collect materials and craft items and structures to keep themselves safe from monsters.
By Colin Campbell on Nov 08, 2013 11.08.13
Re-Logic has announced updates for console and mobile versions of its 2D explore-and-craft adventure Terraria. Players of iOS and Android versions of Terraria will now be able to play against one another in local online games supporting up to four players. Mobile versions also include updates such as the ability to drop inventory items into the game world. Updates on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions have also been announced, offering more than a dozen new items and crafting recipes including new armor sets, light sources and building blocks as well as new monsters. Performance issues have also been fixed, detailed on the Terraria website. Originally launched on PC in 2011, Terraria has gone on to sell three million copies for that platform, according to developer Re-Logic....
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Oct 26, 2013 10.26.13
Terraria's Halloween event is now live with items, weapons and more and will run until Nov. 10, creator Redigit announced via the game's forums. In addition to bug fixes, the update also adds pumpkin-themed tiles and walls; Halloween-themed pets, costumes and paintings; and costumed enemies. "Most monsters in the world will now have a chance to drop Goodie Bags that are filled with fun surprises," the post reads. "There is also now a Pumpkin Moon Event that can be triggered in hardmode that has increasingly difficult waves with better loot based on how long you last." Check out the full list of holiday changes on Terraria's forums. Earlier this month, Redigit teased the Halloween-themed update, along with a few smaller changes.
By Jenna Pitcher on Oct 23, 2013 10.23.13
Terraria 2, the sequel to Re-Logic's adventure sandbox game will arrive on multiple platforms around its PC launch, creator Andrew "Redigit" Spinks told Pocket Gamer, saying that it will not see a release on the Nintendo 3DS. "I am wanting to code Terraria 2 in a more portable language so it can be released on multiple platforms at launch or close to launch," Spinks told Pocket Gamer. "3DS is something I was very interested in getting Terraria on but the system unfortunately cannot run Terraria the way it needs to be ran." Earlier this month, Spinks revealed that the sequel to Terraria was in the planning stages, outlining that the game will will have 'infinite worlds' to explore and more biome diversity. Released on Windows PC in 2011, the original Terraria is available on Xbox...
By Jenna Pitcher on Oct 18, 2013 10.18.13
Terraria-themed content is now available for Worms 3, Team17's worm-centric artillery strategy game, as a free update. The content features six Terraria-themed hats, 5 Terraria gravestones and a Terraria speechbank, along with 11 Halloween-themed items. Bug fixes and asynchronous multiplayer improvements were also introduced with the update. For a limited time, Team 17 dropped the price of Worms 3 from $4.99 to $0.99. Players can pick it up from the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Worms 3 features 30 single-player missions across Beach, Spooky, Farmyard and Sewer themes. There is also a single-player mode called BodyCount, which increases in difficulty as the player progresses. The game offers Forts and Deathmatch multiplayer modes. Multiplayer capabilities include...
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Oct 03, 2013 10.03.13
A sequel to Re-Logic's adventure sandbox game Terraria is currently in the works, creator Andrew "Redigit" Spinks told Rock Paper Shotgun. Spinks said Terraria 2 will feature a wider range of possibilities for players to set themselves up with. While the game has been in the planning stages for a while, its creator said that he is still working to support the first Terraria; the sequel is farther off in the future. "I'm super excited about starting Terraria 2," Spinks said. "It's a ways out, but it's gonna have a lot in common with the original. It's gonna be quite different as well. I really want to expand on the whole Terraria universe." While it will have some similarities to its predecessor, players won't be limited in terms of exploration, as Spinks' game will feature "infinite...
By Kevin Gifford on Oct 02, 2013 10.02.13
Japan, in general, is not known for a very robust PC gaming scene. Outside of a core of enthusiasts and "gal-game" adventure fans, the PC entertainment market over there is pretty underground, with relatively little room for a breakout hit like Minecraft to set off a major phenomenon. That's why the May 23 Japan release of Terraria, Andrew "Ridgit" Spinks' take on the Minecraft-style explore/adventure/create formula, is notable — not just because it exists, but because it's become a fairly decent hit. Satoru Honma, producer of the Japanese Terraria release for Spike Chunsoft, explained to Famitsu magazine this week that his company got the publishing rights mostly through his sheer passion for the game. "When we made our offer to [US console publisher] 505 Games, I sent along...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Sep 16, 2013 09.16.13
A new trailer released for Terraria's free 1.2 update offers a look at the game's new content. Terraria is a mix of Minecraft and Metroid that charges players with the task of digging, crafting, building and exploring a strange world. The update will add new weapons, items, enemies and features. Check out the trailer above for a look at Terraria's gameplay. Terraria's 1.2 update will be available for Windows PC via Steam Oct. 1. For more on the game, check out our review.
By Brian Crecente on Sep 12, 2013 09.12.13
Terraria's major 1.2 update hits Oct. 1, according to a tweet from developer Re-Logic's Andrew Spinks. "The news you have all been waiting for ... The update will be out on October 1st!" he tweeted last night. The overhaul to the 2D sandbox can be seen in a video that hit over the summer, posted above. More details are expected, including a new trailer, in the coming weeks. The update comes nearly two years after developers said they had released the last update for the game. The update will be free through Stream to all Terraria owners, Spinks said via Twitter.