Terraria Tunnels Onto Vita this Summer


And the indie hits just keep on coming!

Alongside this week’s console launch of Terraria on PSN (for PS3) and XBLA, 505 Games, Engine Software, and Re-Logic have announced that they will continue their partnership by next bringing the side-scrolling sandbox platformer RPG to the PlayStation Vita. I hope you have a pocket-sized pickaxe handy, because Terraria‘s going portable this summer.

“We’re all huge fans of Terraria and have been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from the existing community since we began working with the property,” said Tim Woodley, Head of Global Brand at 505 Games. “And it’s been amazing to see how many of those fans have been asking for a portable version of Terraria so they can take their adventures with them on the go. The biggest challenge for us is how to give players the control they need to fully enjoy the experience and we’re really excited to explore the potential of the multiple input options that the PlayStation Vita affords us.”

“We are tremendously excited about bringing Terraria to PS Vita,” commented Shahid Ahmad, SCEE’s Senior Business Development Manager. “It’s fantastic news for fans who have been begging for the game to be available on PS Vita and it’s fantastic news for us too, we are delighted about the addition to the platform. For us this is a real coup, the opportunity to bring such a loved game to one of our platforms is really exciting. We are also really confident about how much fans are going to love the PS Vita version; the touch screen will ensure a totally unique experience.”

505 Games’ press release announcement doesn’t go into any detail whatsoever about the content and features of the Vita version, but in a post on the PlayStation Blog the studio’s producer does mention that the PS3 version’s 8-player simultaneous multiplayer and competitive leaderboards will be supported on Vita.

Back with more as it’s announced. I now leave you with the Terraria console launch trailer.

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