Terraria Mobile Edition Announced for Phones and Tablets [Updated]


The Terraria digging, crafting and fighting addiction will soon be spreading to mobile devices.

In addition to the previously announced PlayStation Vita adaptation, Terraria is now also scheduled for summertime release on smartphones and tablets. Specific platforms have not yet been confirmed, but iOS and Android make the most sense. UPDATE: Since original posting, developer Codeglue has confirmed versions for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8.

505 Games and Re-logic have passed development duties off to Codeglue for the mobile edition, which will feature redesigned touch screen controls, gameplay tweaks and balances to fully optimize for mobile play, leaderboards, achievements and Facebook integration for sharing screenshots with fellow Terrarians.

It’ll be very interesting to see how Terraria‘s controls will operate on a touch screen-only device, especially on a smaller smartphone. At least with the Vita version there will be analog sticks and actual buttons to compliment a touch screen interface. But it’s not like the game is crazy complicated to control so I’m sure they’ll figure out a proper solution.

Stay tuned for more Terraria updates, Vita or mobile, as additional news is unearthed.

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