[UPDATED] Terraria coming to PSN today… and PS Vita in the summer!
Terraria was originally released on PC in May 2011, and quickly developed a cult following. A couple of months ago the game was also announced for consoles, and today it finally arrives on PSN!
Upon its release, Terraria was often lazily described as ‘Minecraft in 2D’. While it does share some similarities with Mojang’s megahit (mining, randomly-generated worlds, etc.), the reality is that the gameplay fuses many different genres, and is most akin to classic platformers and action/adventure games like Castlevania and Metroid.
It’s retro appeal genuinely resonated with gamers, and it was even the best-selling game on Steam in its debut week, beating off fierce competition from the likes of Portal 2 and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. It went on to sell over 2 million copies.
Terraria was created by independent developer Re-Logic, otherwise known as Andrew ‘Redigit’ Spinks and Finn ‘Tiy’ Brice, with music by Scott Lloyd Shelley. The PSN port is being handled by 505 Games, and includes brand new content including weapons, armour, enemies, tutorials and pets.
The game will be available from later today on the North American PlayStation Store. Unfortunately a release date for Europe hasn’t been announced yet (presumably it’s another victim of SCEE’s prohibitively slow QA process), but let’s hope it arrives soon!