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‘Terraria’ Gets a Holiday Themed Update in Celebration of Christmas

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505 Games’ action/crafting platformer Terraria ($4.99) is getting into the holiday spirit with its latest update. Just in time for Christmas, you’ll now have the chance to score a Christmas ornament when chopping down trees.

If you’re able to snag said ornament, you’ll be able to summon Elfa, a new Christmas pet, and creating a brand new world will give you the opportunity to discover even more new pets.

Finally, the evil mobs in the game have caught the gifting bug, and will sometimes reward you with a present for killing them. That is a truly selfless act if I’ve ever seen one.

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If this is somehow the first you’re hearing of Terraria, this is an iOS port of the hugely popular PC title that combines the crafting and building aspects of Minecraft into a more focused, action-filled side-scrolling platformer.

The iOS version is quite a bit behind the PC version, which recently received a massive update that had been months in the making, but it’s still a competent and fun version to have with you on the go. I’m fairly confident 505 will continue adding to the iOS Terraria too.

We really loved Terraria on iOS in our review, so be sure to check it and its newest Christmas content out.

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