Terraria Bringing its Side-Scrolling Block Building Sandbox to XBLA
Written Wednesday, September 12, 2012 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
505 Games is set to bring the blockbusting, side-scrolling sandbox of Terraria to the Xbox Live Arcade next year. An action-adventure, Terraria places an emphasis on exploration of its huge, colourful world, which you can shape using a variety of collected materials and items.
Originally released on PC back in 2011, Terraria has not only garnered universal acclaim, but it's also sold 1.6 million copies since its initial release. It's hoped that releasing the game on XBLA with extra features will create more 'Terrarians' who'll get swept up in Terraria's block building experience.
"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," said Terraria creator, Andrew Spinks. "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! It’s been awesome working with 505 Games, and I can’t wait for everyone to see the additional features that they’ve been able to bring to this new edition of the game."
Terraria will be coming to the Xbox Live Arcade in early 2013. Pricing has yet to be confirmed, but you can check out the first screenshots below.