The popular sandbox adventure Terraria will be available on the 3DS eShop starting December 10th.

Publisher 505 Games and developer Re-Logic say it should be available worldwide on that date and will cost £16.99.

A retail version of Terraria for 3DS and Wii U is expected to be released in early 2016.

As well as the single-player experience, the 3DS version of Terraria supports four-player co-op through Local Play.
It also makes use of the 3DS's touchscreen controls to allow for easy digging and building.

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If you're not familiar with Terraria, think of it like Minecraft, except it's 2D rather than 3D.

You collect resources, craft items and weapons, fight monsters, and explore a procedurally generated world.

There are even sky islands to discover and entire kingdoms located underground. In total there are 1,300 crafting recipes, 150 enemies, and 15 bosses to battle.

We gave the PS Vita version of Terraria a Silver Award in our review. "If you're okay with making your own fun, and delight in recounting homespun stories, then Terraria is the game for you," our reviewer said.

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