The dangerously addictive Terrara is to get a successor of sorts, although Re-Logic and Engine Software insist Terraria: Otherworld isn’t a direct sequel to 2011’s 2D sandbox. Terraria: Otherworld is crafting and survival-oriented once more though, and is set within an alternate dimension of the Terraria universe, one which appears to be a lot more volatile and dangerous to newcomers.
Terraria: Otherworld's planet has been overtaken by a malevolent force that's corrupted nature, and it’s up to the player to attempt to restore order to a once fantastical paradise. Re-Logic put out a brief teaser trailer too, and from the sounds of it co-op play will be back, allowing you and a rag-tag band of survivals to pool together resources in an effort to survive.
“Will you be able to successfully harness the power of an array of weaponry, magic, defenses, and even the world itself to thwart the designs of this unseen evil?” asks community manager Loki on the Terraria forums.
Re-Logic haven’t exactly been forthcoming about the specific differences between Terraria and Terraria: Otherworld, other than it “explores the Terraria experience in an innovative and unique way.” The insistence it’s not a sequel suggests the core gameplay is being altered somewhat though.
Despite working on Terraria: Otherworld, Re-Logic has confirmed that development will still continue on the original Terraria, with Update 1.3 planned to launch in the near future.