Tag: Terraria

  • Review Terraria - A Fine Switch Port That’s Missing One Key Ingredient

    A decent port of a legendary game

    If there’s one game in the world that has been cloned to death, it’s Mojang’s seminal sandbox block-builder, Minecraft. Most of the ‘me-too’ versions of it have been content with simply offering a vastly inferior experience that seldom adds much, if any, interesting new content to the tried and true...

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    Wii U eShop / Wii U

    Review Terraria

    Now more complete

    After a half-year wait, Terraria is now also available on the 3DS's big brother system. The handheld release suffered from some annoying issues, mostly related to hardware limitations, so does the Wii U version fare any better? For those who weren't really interested in the game up until this point, Terraria is a 2D sandbox game...

  • News 505 Games Confirms Terraria Wii U Release Dates and Details

    Eight-player online multiplayer is in

    Terraria has made its way to the 3DS already, but due to the portable's limitations it doesn't deliver all of the features from the full-fat home console versions. The good news for Wii U fans is that firm release dates for the system's iteration have been confirmed, along with details on its various features...

  • News A Sizable Update for Terraria on 3DS Has Been Submitted to Nintendo

    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...

  • Video Nobody Sells The Appeal Of Terraria Quite Like The Japanese

    Building hype

    Terraria, like Minecraft, has made quite a splash with players who like to create entire worlds out of seemingly simplistic building blocks. It came out on 3DS last year thanks to 505 Games, but in Japan, Spike Chunsoft is handling the publishing duties. Perhaps sensing a Minecraft-style smash hit, the publisher has produced a 15...

  • News Terraria Is Digging Its Way Towards A Late May Wii U eShop Release

    Similar timeframe likely for 3DS version update

    Terraria has evolved to be a hugely successful title across multiple platforms, blending 2D gameplay, adventure and sandbox mechanics rather effectively. Publisher 505 Games has been keeping fans up to date on an upcoming patch, and included some snippets on the 3DS and Wii U version. The 3DS version...

  • News ​Hands On: How Indie Hit Terraria Is Building Multiplayer Mayhem Into Its Wii U Port

    Will provide "content parity" with other console editions

    Terraria still doesn't have a firm release date on Wii U yet, but it's getting close. Spending time with the game recently we had the chance to see first hand how it used the touch screen of the Wii U's GamePad and multiplayer via its Wii Remotes. The first thing to say is that it looks...

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    3DS

    Review Terraria

    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...

  • Feature 505 Games On Bringing Terraria To Nintendo Consoles And Facing Off Against Minecraft

    "There's a bit of rivalry between the Minecraft and Terraria communities"

    With Terraria on the 3DS, Minecraft on Wii U and Terraria coming to Wii U soon, there's arguably never been a better time to be a Nintendo block-builder. Looking at the first direct capture from the Wii U game alongside some 3DS footage, Dean Scott - Producer on Terraria at...

  • News Terraria Still Planned for Wii U in 'Early 2016', as Greater Detail is Confirmed for 3DS Version

    New 3DS has a higher framerate, but no 3D

    Terraria is on the 3DS eShop already, having arrived in the most recent update. It had been long anticipated, especially by those Nintendo fans seeking a version on the go - the Wii U version hasn't made it out yet. A member of the development team has been clarifying details, however, and the good news for...

  • Video This Terraria Launch Trailer Goes for the Silent Treatment

    Keep on digging

    It's a bit of a bumper week on the eShop for both Wii U and 3DS owners, with the highest profile arrivals set to be FAST Racing NEO, SteamWorld Heist and Terraria. The latter, rather like the upcoming Minecraft: Wii U Edition, has been a hugely popular game on various systems that's finally making its way to Nintendo hardware...

  • News Terraria Digs Its Way Into the 3DS eShop on 10th December

    It's looking like a crowded week...

    We already have FAST Racing NEO coming to Wii U and SteamWorld Heist to 3DS on 10th December, and now the eShop update will have another high profile arrival - Terraria. The 2D platformer / resource / sandbox game has become a huge success since it took off as an Indie title on PC, picking up 505 Games as a...

  • Video Terraria Shines on Wii U and 3DS

    The wait is almost over

    There were a load of indie games to try out at EGX this year, and many of those were on the Nintendo stand. One title with firm indie roots, although now outgrown its stable, is Terraria. As you no doubt know this is the 2D side scrolling Minecraft-a-like that actually has much more going for it than simplified block...

  • Hands On Here's What The 3DS Version Of ​Terraria Looks Like

    On show at this year's Gamescom

    Although the Wii U version was not forthcoming, the 3DS iteration of the popular 2D mining game Terraria - recently confirmed as coming to Nintendo platforms - was fully playable at this year's Gamecom. We've put quite a lot of time into the PC version and it took a little while to get used to the controls on the 3DS...

  • News Terraria Is Coming To The 3DS And Wii U, But Not Until Next Year

    Retail release happening via 505 Games

    We all knew it was going to happen, but it has finally been confirmed - Terraria is coming to Nintendo platforms. Re-Logic's 2D platforming sandbox title will be getting a retail release on both the 3DS and Wii U, with both versions offering touch-screen support which should make the Minecraft-style world...