Next month, the hit PC game Terraria will debut on both PSN and Xbox Live. The game port is being headed up by 505 Games, the team contracted by the original developer, Re-Logic in order to bring the mining and exploration game to the living room. It’s a great game that people really should experience, but I can’t help but feel it would feel more at home on the Wii U than the previous two consoles mentioned.
The console port for Terraria was well underway before the announcement and debut of the Wii U, so it’s understandable why 505 Games didn’t target the Wii U as a release console. However, given the nature of the game and how well Nintendo has been about receiving indie developers into the eShop, I feel as though the best console version of Terraria could be released on the Wii U.
The control scheme for the game had to be completely modified to accept controller input, as originally it was a mouse and keyboard based game. The game has extensive inventory management as well, which is something the Wii U currently does better than the other two consoles. Off-TV play is also very enticing, as the pixel-style graphics lend themselves well to the smaller screen of the Wii U gamepad.
So the question here is, after watching the above trailer, is Terraria something you would like to see on the Wii U? Perhaps if enough interest is drummed up, 505 Games could go to work with Nintendo to bringing this awesome exploration game to the Wii U.
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