A downsized download
Originally released on PC back in 2011, Terraria could be described as a 2D sidescrolling Minecraft with graphics reminiscent of 16-bit games. Over the years it received many updates and eventually started getting ported to many other systems. Now it's finally Nintendo's turn to get the game, but does it still hold up or did too...
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Re-Logic confirm the Journey's End update is hitting consoles later this year
Terraria's been on more platforms than we can count at this point. First launched in 2011, Nintendo fans have been able to play it on 3DS, Wii U, and Switch, and 10 years later, it's still going strong. Initially bringing us a "2D Minecraft" concept, Terrari
An incredible achievement
Terraria might have started out as a 2D take on Minecraft when it first launched in 2011, but since then it's morphed into its own style of game and has been ported to just about every platform possible including the Nintendo Switch, 3DS, and Wii U. It looks like all the hard work for Re-Logic and 505 Games has paid off...
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Expect it in the next couple weeks
For those of you that don't know, Terraria can most closely be described as being essentially a 2D version of Minecraft. Featuring randomly generated worlds and open-ended sandbox gameplay, the game has garnered many fans after its initial PC release. The 3DS release came out late last year, and while it did manage...
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New 3DS has a higher framerate, but no 3D
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Carve out your own adventure in Terraria, a 2D side-scrolling sandbox of infinite possibilities for Nintendo 3DS family systems. Dig, build and fight as you explore a sprawling fantasy realm that spans vast oceans, icy wastes, dark dungeons and more.
Create and demolish the world as you see fit, using the Nintendo 3DS Touch Screen to reach directly into the world of Terraria and sculpt it with ease. Whether you ascend to the skies in pursuit of adventure or excavate into the deepest depths of the earth, every terrain is brimming with raw materials waiting to be gathered and transformed into limitless creations. Build whatever you imagine with more than 100 different types of blocks, from small dwellings to immense fortresses!
As you explore, you'll discover that Terraria is teeming with all kinds of mythical monsters and behemoth bosses, from armoured skeletons to zombies, sharks, unicorns, and even the Eye of Cthulhu. Craft armour, swords, firearms, traps and magical powers – whatever suits your play style – to fight any foe that stands in your way. You can also create equipment, such as diving gear, rocket boots and even a GPS, to help you get around Terraria's randomly generated landscapes.
Band together with up to three other players via Local Play and explore this constantly surprising and unpredictable world together in co-operative multiplayer.
When your only limit is your imagination, where will your adventures in Terraria take you?
- Explore a 2D sandbox world of endless adventure and infinite possibility
- Intuitive Touch Screen controls allow you to dig and sculpt Terraria's randomly generated landscape
- Fight more than 150 types of monsters using weapons crafted by raw materials you've unearthed
- Up to four explorers can travel through Terraria together via Local Play