Lovers of digging, crafting and questing, go ahead and bid farewell to your free time, because the stupid jerk-faces behind Terraria have gone and added in update 1.2, a free batch of DLC for the PS3, Vita and Xbox 360 versions of the build-it-yourself adventure game that adds a metric ton of new content.
In case you didn’t already find Terraria addictive enough, get ready for a plethora of new additions that will keep bringing you back for more, including new items, materials, enemy types and, well, you get the idea. The point is, Terraria has already stolen away more than enough hours of my life, and now those dumb-butts at 505 Games have gone and announced that there are more reasons than ever to keep right on playing into the wee hours of the morning. I have a job and family to support, Terraria! How dare you assume you’re the only thing that matters in my life!
I’m sorry, Terraria. I didn’t mean to yell. You know I still love you. You just make me so crazy sometimes, what with your massive worlds, adorable sprite graphics, addictive crafting and building systems and endless tunnels just waiting to be explored.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Terraria is often called the “2D Minecraft,” which isn’t wholly unfair. But it’s really evolved beyond that point now. Sure, there’s a heavy emphasis on exploring, building and creating new gear, but the types of monsters you’ll face, the locations you’ll explore, the RPG world you’ll build and the adventures you’ll have are, if you’ll forgive me a bit of blasphemy, go quite a few steps above and beyond what Minecraft has to offer.
And, like I was saying, update 1.2 for PlayStation platforms and the Xbox 360 is only going to give you even more crap to experience and play around with. And what, exactly, does this update include? Well, let’s see…
“The free title update includes (but is in no way limited to) the following: Rain, blizzards and a new snow biome with unique treasures and items for normal and hard mode versions,” reads a statement from 505. “The sun is brighter and midnight is darker, along with several other graphical upgrades. Stalagmites, icicles, moss, plants, rocks and other ‘piles’ added. New mini-caves with unique background, and chests and pots with distinct graphics to each biome.”
Oh, don’t think they’re through yet. Tool usage has been readjusted, and players can now create magic robes and staves earlier in the game.
“Water will now change color based on the biome and depth that you are in, and there are several new fountains that will change the color of water when they are placed nearby,” continues the press release. “In addition, there are over 1,000 new items.”
Yeah, you read that right, 1,000 new gosh-darned items, including building materials, tinker combinations, paintings you can collect, new NPCs to work with, four new bosses and more than 100 new enemies and 15 new pets to play with. Yep, that should keep you busy for a while. At least until Terraria 2 arrives, anyway.