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Release date: 3/26 (US PSN) 3/27 (US/EU XBLA), 5/23 (JP retail PS3), 5/15 (EU PSN)
Price: 1200 MSP / $14.99 / €14.99 / £11.99 / ￥ 4,179
Developer: Engine Software/Re-Logic
Publisher: 505 Games (US/EU), Spike Chunsoft (JP)
# of players: 1-4 (local splitscreen co-op), 2-8 (online)
Eurogamer video preview/interview
Eurogamer live (recorded) Let's Play
What's new in the console version?
- A tutorial mode to help new players learn the basics of Terraria
- A reworked control system for controllers
- Reworked crafting and inventory systems
- A world map available in-game
- New enemies and NPCs
- New armor and weapons
- New pets
- A new final boss
It's also important to note that nothing from the PC version has been cut out of the console version.
But wait, I'm not a PC gamer/live under a rock. What the hell is Terraria anyway?
To put it simply, Terraria is like a 2D Minecraft + Metroid. It is similar to Minecraft in many ways, however Terraria's biggest difference (and some may say it's greatest strength) is that it focuses more on exploration and questing than Minecraft does. Of course, that doesn't mean you can't build a giant castle or mansion or fortress or dungeon or anything you can possibly think of, if you want. Explore, dig, build, forge weapons and armor, fight enemies...Terraria is an incredibly deep game with tons and tons to do.
If you want to know more, read up on Wikipedia! (And also watch some of the videos posted above!)
The Official Terraria Wiki (This is absolutely essential if you want to get the most out of Terraria)
The Official Terraria Forums
GAF Online ID List (for organizing online games):
(GAF username/online ID)
Seraphis Cain - SeraphisCain
Tizoc - Tizoc789
Riovane - Riovane
DryvBy2 - DryvBy
DeathGlobe - DeathGlobe