Hot on the heels of Minecraft‘s successful console launch, the Internet’s second most popular block-building game, Terraria, will be making the leap to Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network as well. Publisher 505 Games made the announcement on Facebook, and creator Andrew Spinks is more than ecstatic to see his creation reach more people.
“I can’t say how excited I am to finally have Terraria come to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. To see it come so far is a complete shock, especially after such humble beginnings. 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.”
For those not in the know, the best way to describe Terraria is fairly similar to that of Minecraft, using the elements of the world to create anything from simple blocks to massive fortresses. However, the game is styled after a 16-bit platformer with character art eerily similar to Final Fantasy V rather than the block first person viewpoint of Minecraft. Much more emphasis is also placed on RPG progression, online co-op, and creating absurdly powerful and unique weapons.
The indie hit has garnered a huge following ever since its launch in 2011, and over 1.6 million people have enjoyed the game through digital distribution. Terraria often goes for sale cheaply on Steam, but this latest announcement is sure to bring an entirely new wave of fans to the mix.
The XBLA and PSN versions will provide new content not yet available in the PC version. They are being developed by Engine Software and will be released in early 2013.