The Minecraft franchise has undoubtedly seen huge success over the years with its original PC release and then being ported over to the Xbox Live Arcade for even bigger success with console players. It seems that open-world sandbox gameplay was a big hit for gamers this past year. Getting further into the new year, it looks like gamers will be treated with another console port of a PC hit similar to Minecraft but appealing in its own ways with Re-Logic’s Terraria.
Terraria was developed by independent game studio Re-Logic and released for PC via Steam back in May of 2011 for $9.99. It is a 2D side-scrolling adventure that combines action, adventure, and RPG in a completely open world that allows players to do almost anything they want. Players can dig underground to explore and find new resources, build weapons to fight off enemies, build houses or even castles to defend yourself in, and much more. The game can even be played online or via LAN to play with friends or engage in PVP combat with one another. Terraria for the PC saw much success in the first week of its release with it being on Steam’s number one top-selling spot for at least its first six days, and continues to be loved by many today.
A console port of the game is being developed by 505 Games and Gamespot recently put out a video in which the community manager of 505 Games, Logan Rosenstein, demos and gives further details on the console version. You can see the video by clicking here.
When Terraria for consoles is released, it looks to have a full tutorial available for anyone just getting introduced to it, with new items, enemies, multiplayer options, and more. Terraria is planned to be released for Xbox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network sometime late February or early March.
So it looks like a whole lot of new gamers might find another addiction with Terraria but what do you think?