1. For issues you find with the Switch and Console releases, please follow this link and give as much detail as possible. This is the speediest way to get info to Pipeworks and get a hotfix in the works.
    Dismiss Notice

3DS Terraria for Nintendo 3DS is Here!

Discussion in 'Console - 505 Games/Pipeworks Studio' started by 505Games, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. 505Games

    505Games Publisher/Developer Staff Member 505 Games

    Hello Terrarians!

    We are very excited to announce that Terraria is now available on the Nintendo 3DS! You can learn how to download your copy from the Nintendo e-Shop HERE. And as a launch day bonus, you can check it out with our friend @Pedguin on Twitch!

    Here is a quick FAQ for anyone that missed this information - of course, feel free to ask further questions and we will work to answer them!

    Terraria 3DS launch FAQ

    What content is included?
    Terraria 3DS includes all the content from 1.2 with the exception of Dyes which are excluded on technical grounds*. To make up for that, we’ve added Minecarts, Fishing and a few 1.3 UI options like the ability to quick stack to a chest. The 3DS version also features a completely overhauled interface, making full use of the two screens. You can cycle the bottom screen between an intuitive touch to build interface; a world map; or as a quick-select inventory bar. It’s the most intuitive Terraria has ever been on console, and we’ve included a few surprises for the Nintendo fanbase.

    Will there be variable world sizes?
    At launch, there is a single world size of 1750x900. You can save up to three Worlds and three Characters per console. This is as large as the original 3DS can handle. We are investigating the possibility of introducing larger worlds as a New 3DS-exclusive feature in future, but for launch we felt it was important to start everyone off on a level playing field.

    Any other technical stuff I should be aware of?
    This game plays in 2D ONLY. This is for a couple of reasons: the way the graphics layers work on 3DS was not conducive to a really exciting 3D effect; and the technical overheard required to run the game in 3D would have meant compromises in terms of world size and other gameplay-damaging areas. The game runs on ALL models of 3DS (original, XL and New) and also 2DS. The framerate on original 3DS is 30fps, whereas the New gets a boost to 60FPS.

    Any other New 3DS benefits?
    For launch, we wanted a single version that could be enjoyed by all players. There are different control possibilities for New, but nothing that will unbalance a multiplayer game with people on an Original or 2DS.

    How does multiplayer work?
    Multiplayer is 1-4 players via Local Play. Each player needs to have their own copy of the game.

    Will there be a demo on the eShop?
    There are no plans currently to offer a demo. I encourage people to seek out the opinions of their peers – there are a handful of people on the Forum playing this already.

    Will the 3DS version be updated post launch?
    We are planning to support both Nintendo versions post-launch, as we have done with the console versions. Update 1 is already specced out and scheduled, and we’ll be listening for community feedback from the moment the game goes live.

    Will there be cross play between the Wii U and 3DS versions?
    This is not possible owing to the smaller world size on 3DS.

    When will the physical/retail version launch? Wii U?
    Both of these are still planned for an Early 2016 launch.

    How much free space do I need to install this game?
    The game itself is around 80MB, which @Spectra tells me is 640 blocks. The save game and any subsequent content updates will be saved to the SD card.

    I have a technical issue or feedback – where can I provide this?
    You can always leave a post on TCF, and/or we would encourage you to utilize our new Customer Service Portal: http://support.505games.com/support/home

    We will be gathering any additional bugs from our ongoing play/testing as well as your experience and rolling fixes into that first Update.

    *We use pixel shaders to implement dyes on the other platforms, but 3DS does not have this capability.

    Remember retail copies for 3DS and the Wii U version are still on track for early next year, so stay tuned!
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 10, 2015
  2. Cenx

    Cenx Lead Developer Staff Member Re-Logic Administrator

    Very exciting stuff! Hope you guys enjoy. <3
  3. GuyInJeans

    GuyInJeans Terrarian

    Aw yis!
    Safeman likes this.
  4. Safeman

    Safeman Community Manager Staff Member Re-Logic

    Watching @Pedguin's stream and starting my new playthrough :)
    Can I Get Uhhh likes this.
  5. Kalifox

    Kalifox Terrarian

    Hooray! Excellent work everyone ~ Looking forward to trying it :)
    Safeman likes this.
  6. Zini

    Zini Terrarian

    Woohoo! Gonna try it now :happy:
    Safeman likes this.
  7. Termina Moon

    Termina Moon Terrarian

    Been playing for a couple hours, seems good so far other than the TINY worlds.

    Will post suggestions on updates after I've gotten used to it.
    Safeman likes this.
  8. Adam Buchanan

    Adam Buchanan Skeletron Prime

  9. Nike Leon

    Nike Leon Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Whoop whoop! 1 more down and just one more to go before Terraria is on all the major gaming platforms! :)
  10. Pedguin

    Pedguin Terrarian

    I've been playing this all day and had an absolute blast! The touch pad works really well for building and quickly using items :)
    SolaR, Safeman and Loki like this.
  11. Loki

    Loki Consigliere Staff Member Re-Logic Administrator

    Huzzah!!!!! Within the limitations due to hardware, I've found it to be a nice version of the game. Does it have all that PC does? No...but it is still a solid Terraria game. To think a few years back, this was literally seen as an impossible task.

    I'm semi-addicted to touch-screen/stylus building now....
    Wil, Dreamtree, Bee Muncher and 3 others like this.
  12. Vortexian

    Vortexian Terrarian

    Yay! I'm glad to have my favorite game on my 3DS!
  13. Jecyn

    Jecyn Terrarian

    Will the 3ds version be receiving the Christmas event this year?
  14. Matsu

    Matsu Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Super excited about this, the first thing I'm going to do with my next check is pre-order a sweet boxed copy.
  15. Adam Buchanan

    Adam Buchanan Skeletron Prime

    no, they said next year
  16. XaeonBE

    XaeonBE Terrarian

    I'm gonna wait for the retail version. I want this on my shelf.
    Aurora3500 and Safeman like this.
  17. kingklutz

    kingklutz Retinazer

    This just made my decision of ps vita V Nintendo 3DS much harder XD
  18. Jecyn

    Jecyn Terrarian

    How come some of the slimes have bows on there head?
  19. trollface358

    trollface358 Skeletron Prime

    I have to wait until next week before I get it! *Bursts with excitement* SOOOOO excited!!!!!!
  20. Termina Moon

    Termina Moon Terrarian

    I prefer the 3DS as a console, but Vita has the better version of Terraria.
    Wil and 6luesky like this.