Coming to consoles: Dig deep and build high in the exploration game Terraria

Image Credit: Re-Logic Studio/505 Games

The world of Terraria is getting bigger. Soon gamers will be free to explore the game on consoles, as well.

The side-scrolling, action-adventure sandbox game originally debuted on PC in May 2011, giving players the tools and resources to sculpt virtual environments how ever they saw fit. 505 Games announced today that it’s publishing creator Andrew Spinks’ and graphic designer Finn Brice’s block-builder on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network in early 2013.

Since the game’s release, 1.6 million “Terrarians” have started their adventures. Players can invite friends along and work with or against them, either on teams or solo.

“I can’t say how excited I am to finally have Terraria come to Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 system!” said Spinks in a statement. “To see it come so far is a complete shock, especially after such humble beginnings. 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.”

505 Games has published titles such as Sniper Elite V2, IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, and Naughty Bear.

We’ve reached out to the developer for more on the news.

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