Terraria-2We first caught wind of Minecraft-like sidescroller Terraria's plans to make its way to mobile in late May, and since then it's become a staple in our New Zealand game releases posts on Wednesday morning for someone to ask where Terraria is. Well, per 148apps, Terraria will be hitting the App Store on "Thursday."

Now, in iOS-speak, that means the US launch date is likely set for Thursday, which technically means tomorrow night at 11:00 PM Eastern... Or potentially way earlier if you're in a non-US region. We'll have all sorts of coverage on the game tomorrow as soon as we can snag it off the New Zealand store, so be sure to strap in for that.

It seems crazy with Junk Jack X "very close" and people in that story's comment thread asking where Terraria is that we'd get an answer so soon... But, alas, here we are.

Stay tuned for tomorrow.

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  • robotsrock

    Instabuy. Instabuy. Instabuy. Instabuy. Instabuy. Instabuy. Instabuy.

  • Pocketnova


  • Rusothil

    Very excited, I never had the chance to play this on PC so this will be my first time trying it out. Wahoo!

    • JJE McManus

      Same here so I'm very happy with both this and JackX dropping soon. To coin a phrase, "diggy diggy hole!"

  • Tangles


  • Bool Zero

    And here I thought I wasn't going to be purchasing anything this week! I pretty much bought everything I could possibly buy on sale from previous sales and I know that nothing in any upcoming sales is of any interest to me so thank the gaming gods that this is coming out! I can soon say I own this on every platform!

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    • The Gamer Dude

      Yes yes yes ! I want BOTH ! Cause I'm a greedy bast$^d 🙂 + 1 to you good sir!


    I can't wait!!!

  • defunct32

    Whoah, everyone is getting hyped! Is this title really good?

    • Tangles

      Hell yes it is

    • robotsrock

      I loved the PC version. I hope ios is just as good

      • defunct32

        Is it a 2D platformer? I seriously had never heard of it (please don't judge me).

      • Atomos

        You could call it a "craft like" platformer.

      • Atomos

        I hope it gets the 1.2 update some day in the not too distant future, but I'm more than happy any version at all is coming out for the iOS.

    • Atomos

      People say it's the 2D version of minecraft. It has crafting, mining, looting, collecting... But you have a lot more weapon variety, bosses, and plenty stuff that makes it unique. It's just good and worth whatever price it comes out at.

  • Diaboliq

    Meh I didnt care for this game much..

    • http://ask.fm/MidianGTX MidianGTX

      Very informative. A+

      • nini

        He's a sole voice of dissident in a world of rampaging fanboyism!

  • Falldj

    Which devices are supported?

  • mohammad649

    Cnt wait to play it super excited >.<

  • Smokey956

    Have it on my ps3, it's really awesome

  • D-Vader

    FreeAppLife needs to hurry up and add Paypal support so I can get this.

  • MrSpud

    Weird, the Vita port was announced way before the iOS yet there it is! Not sure witch one to get now, great news either way, fantastic game.

    • dylanmannen

      Yeah! It is weird? :O, i was waiting for the Vita port. But now that its on ios, idk.

  • habitablejam3

    I've played this on xbox and pc. Instabuy!

  • CooleTeeps

    CAN'T WAIT!!!!!! How much will it be?

  • Senseiguy

    PLZ be free. PLZ be free PLZ be free PLZ be free

    • sawyer4325

      Oh my gosh...

    • themostunclean

      I hope that's sarcasm...

      Why would you want awfully featured premium experience to be freemium'd up and ruined with godawful IAP and/or timers?

      If you're serious, please stop playing iOS games and ruining the App Store for the rest if us.

      • themostunclean

        *a fully

    • Atomos

      Yeah if anything I hope I have to pay money for this. Upfront, at once.

      • MassAphex

        Bam! Logic!!

    • NeonGreenKermit

      Ill never understand how some people are willing to spend hundreds on an iOS device, then refuse to pay peanuts on an app they really want, preferring to wait years even for it to become free or go on sale. Moreover, freemium is the worst thing that could ever happen to a game, let alone the idea of paying devs for their hard work...

    • Leo281993

      No. Just no. I really hope you are messing with us.

  • themostunclean

    *a fully

  • Its Finn

    INSTA BUUUUUUUUY I really hope it's less than 7 bucks though

  • bababewey

    I wish I enjoyed these kind of games, but I just don't. I didn't like Minecraft or Junk Jack or the couple other similar games I played. Ill still get this, but I just don't quite "get" them.

    • iammane

      I don't know much about minecraft gameplay but Terraria is WAYYY more combat oriented than junk jack. Junk jack is cool too though, but in my experience Terraria has a much more aggressive pace

    • pdSlooper

      Yeah, it kinda sucks when there's a game or genre of games that're hugely popular, but you yourself can't get into them. My friends would periodically get into MMOs (City of Villains/Heroes, FFXI, WoW, Maple Story, etc); I loved hearing their stories and all, but I couldn't stand the games themselves. Props to you for not ragging on the games themselves, though, as that seems to be a popular reaction.

      Terraria has a kind of sandbox RPG element going on that I really loved, but if you weren't into Minecraft or Junk Jack, I honestly might give it a miss unless you are certain you'll enjoy it (tried it out on someone else's device, or watch an LP, etc.)

      • bababewey

        Because of the hype, I will invariably buy it as soon a I wake up, then ill play it later in the day and most likely delete it in 20 or so minutes like I do with atleast 3-4 games a week. It's odd to be excited to play a game that I'm pretty sure I won't like, but not unusual for me.

    • Leo281993

      I played mine craft but couldn't get into it that much. I tried terraria and was hooked. So I would suggest you give it a try. Terraria has more epic boss fights and a lot of more gore(not anything like gta but more than minecraft).nit has a more mature feel to it. It's 2d but its more rpg orientated compared to MC(which is more about creativity).

      • Tangles

        I agree. Minecraft and terraria are NOTHING alike. I play them both all the time an I've noticed too many differences to list.

  • Xissoric

    Oh man, so excited!

  • da_unicorn

    It better be less than 8$, that's all the credit I have ATM...

  • RagerX

    Terraria was awesome on the PC! Multiplayer made it too fun!!! Hope it's as fun on ios... 😀

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  • Taclys

    This game vs Blockheads? I adored Blockheads, is it similar?

    • Xissoric

      Unlike blockheads you directly control your avatar, and you have one character vs a maximum of four. You can go mining, fight bosses, create armor and tools, etc. Basically it has much more of a focus on adventure than blockheads, although both are great games.

  • drlemon

    will i be able to play it on my iphone?

  • RamazAdelphos

    Omfg YESSSSSSSS. PLZ BE $1.99 :/

    • Nick

      No, please no. This game is worth easily 7 times that. Trying to fit it in your budget isn't doing the game any favors, and is why so many games have to be freemium/$0.99 and filled with IAPs.

      This is a premium game that deserves a premium price, simple as that.

      • RamazAdelphos

        I would gladly pay $12 for it but I don't have that money sooo... U know I'm gnna wish for $1.99 sorry

      • nini

        No, $20... maybe $40, just like a real console! Then iOS devices will truly be seen as equals because every game demands high price tags for true "core" gaming, right?

      • Nick

        So you're saying let everything be freemium or a dollar?

        Don't be stupid. It's worth the price it sells for on PC/Xbox/Whatever.

        What part of that logic do you not get?

      • RamazAdelphos

        Honestly that's really stupid... Sorry I wish for things to be cheaper? I never said freemium I hate freemium just like everything else. But I don't have the money for a $10 game.

      • Nick

        No, expecting developers to cater to your financial situation is stupid.
        I want to be able to buy a launch PS4 and Xbox One, but guess what? I don't have the money. Should I whine and wish for the consoles to be $100 so I can afford them?

        Console games are $60, when I don't have the money to buy them, I don't. However, I also don't go on internet forums and pray that they drop the price to $30.
        Same with XBLA. When something drops there, I expect the price will be fair for the devs, especially with all the overwhelming costs to just publish on the platform.
        Hoping for games to cost less and less is WHY we have crappy freemium games. You hate them? Well the mentality that you've got is why we've got it, so pat yourself on the back.
        Me, I'm thrilled at the $5 price set for this game. It is WAY lower than I expected, and a fraction of what I paid for the XBLA version.
        The moral of this story is simple, buy games you can afford. Don't expect games to get cheaper for your benefit or to fit into your budget. If it's too expensive, you can wait until you have enough money. It's called life and being a grown up.

      • NeonGreenKermit

        You clearly have no idea about economics. The fact so much money is going into the App Store means games like this, Xcom etc... happen. More money = increased value. Please, read a book. Maybe any book. Something. *sigh*.

      • CooleTeeps

        Well minecraft is $7 making it the most I've ever paid for something and now you have to pay in-app for online multiplayer!

      • Derprozess

        You didn't buyed XCom?! :-/

      • robotsrock

        $40? I understand that's how much it's worth to you, but I wouldn't pay 4 times as much for a game on ios than I did on PC.

  • HellzHavocz

    The game will probably cost as much as the PC one. $10 isn't that much anyways.

  • D0dge

    Wow! Got to suck on Xbox and now it can suck on iOS!!! Yay!

    • http://ask.fm/MidianGTX MidianGTX

      You got to suck what on Xbox?

  • ahamling27

    Can't wait! I wonder if you'll be able to port maps over from PC? *crosses fingers* I'd love to see the adventure maps I've made, played on a phone. 😀

    • Bryan Jue

      Completely agree. I'd like to know this as well.

  • anabolicMike

    I'm buying both, jj x and this. Ill out em in a folder beside minecraft and survivalcraft. Then I shall have a ring around my ass from sitting on the toilet for hours and hours and hours and hours and hours

  • Popsux

    I like terreria. Spent 24 hours on the pc version, but kinda lost interest. Minecraft is cool, but kinda boring too. I've spent some time on blockheads and junk jack. Out of all these games. Junk jack is my favourite! So junk jack x will be my prefared choise!! I might consider terreria too. But $4.99 for junk jack x is a perfect price for a perfect game.

    Ps. I use AppTrailers and FreeMyApps for free $10 itunes giftcards. With a couple different ios devices, i've made over $200 in free giftcards. (AppTrailers takes some efford, cuz you have to literaly watch 10.000 comercials for a $10 giftcard. Lol. But hey, if you have a slow day at work. Why not?). I curently have $80 "free" money left to spend on itunes/appstore.

  • HandsomeLuke

    Nice! Have this on PC tho don't know how well it will transfer to iPhone to much going on, I bet it would be awesome on iPad tho.

  • wigzisonfire

    I loved minecraft. For a few hours then got bored. LOVED junk jack. For a few hours then got bored!
    Will this be the same?! If not why?! What's different?

    • Atomos

      Because there is a better end game... You have a few bosses to take on that require certain prerequisites to be met first.


    Does this have all the features of the pc version except Hardmode

  • Liam Whiteley

    I can't wait!

  • The Gamer Dude

    Hmm is this still coming tonight? Not seeing it on the NZ store.

    • CooleTeeps

      Your right. I hope they didn't decide to release it later.

    • http://www.tap-start.com/ Mirkwood

      Is it possible it's releasing in NA first before anywhere else?

      • CooleTeeps

        Well they release it in NZ first because it is a day ahead. (At least I think that's why)

  • EscortGamer

    What does it cost?

    • CooleTeeps

      That's what I'd like to know!

    • Derprozess

      I hope for 10$, but even if will be 20$, i will still buy it in the first second 🙂

      • Protoman

        This game was 9 dollars new on Steam so I hope it's not going to be more expensive on iOS. That would be weak.

  • The Gamer Dude

    TA dudes give us some info, is this still coming out tonight or was 148 apps smoking some good shite?

    • CooleTeeps

      I can never trust 148 apps ever again. I was getting my hopes up and know I'm so sad.

      • The Gamer Dude

        Don't give up yet, I guess a big title like this could have a simultaneous world wide release tonight. Although I have my doubts. Since its second hand info who knows ? Well really third hand info but who's counting- oh I am lol

      • CooleTeeps

        You have a point. I have been checking Touch Arcade every 5 seconds to see any news for terraria. I really hope it is released tonight.

      • The Gamer Dude

        Hey it's been confirmed for August 29th on their ( developers) Facebook page. Check out the upcoming thread of the game. Price is 4.99 US. Yippie!

      • Derprozess

        WOW! JUST 4.99$? Cool!

      • Derprozess

        Just hope for no iap of any kind.

      • http://www.tap-start.com/ Mirkwood

        Good research, thanks!

      • VirtualBoyFreak

        Great titles like GTA3 had a worldwide release, so this one might also release at the same time.

  • PresidentZer0

    Where is it? Not even in New Zealand


    ive been waiting for months, fine to the fucking ly

  • PresidentZer0

    Kinda sucks that they don't give us the option for virtual buttons :/ want to play it on my tv

  • szydab1

    IDC I am going to wait to 4 am in England, It is 1:05 now and I will be the one of the first people that purchase that game!

  • Louis Ace

    Can't decide between this or Junk Jack X. I'll probably buy both, but in the end I'll have to choose the one that's better.

  • JoeC

    It's up!