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3DS Terraria for Nintendo 3DS is Here!

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!
 
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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.
 

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....
 

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.
 
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