Terraria is heading to the Nintendo 2DS, 3DS and Wii U systems, 505 Games and Re-Logic revealed on the official Terraria forums. Although Terraria is available on virtually every other platform imaginable, the development team is excited to see what they can do by taking advantage of the Nintendo systems’ dual-screen functionality. The two companies also answered numerous questions about Terraria on the 3DS and Wii U, confirming that the game will work on both the New 3DS and the older version, but the New 3DS will have additional control options to take advantage of the extra buttons on the newer handheld.
So far, the team has everything implemented into the games up to version 1.2 and admits that they won’t manage to get all the content from the current 1.3 version in time for launch. Download play will not be available on the handheld version, so each player will have to have their own copy of the game to play on the 2DS or 3Ds. As for the Wii U version, it’ll have Miiverse support but no voice chat, much like most other online Wii U games.
Multiplayer will work differently on the systems, with the Wii U supporting up to 8 players online with friends or one to four splitscreen. Since you can split displays on the Wii U, the first player can get all the real estate of the GamePad screen while the rest of the players split the TV. The 2DS and 3DS multiplayer will be four-player ad-hoc only.
No definitive release date has been announced for Terraria on the 2DS, 3DS and Wii U but the companies did promise that it’ll be released in early 2016. The move will also mean that the game will finally be available on all of the major gaming platforms.
Source: Terraria Forums