Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Crafting

Terraria console splitscreen multiplayer screenshots released

Terraria (360, PC) March Screenshots - Screenshot 1

505 Games has released a new batch of screenshots for the console version of Re-Logic’s Terraria. The popular PC adventure-RPG features crafting, world-building elements, random events, and non-playable characters who move in to structures players build. The console version will feature new content, as well as support for four-player local splitscreen multiplayer and four-player online multiplayer. The new screens show off local multiplayer.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

New feature trailer released for Edge of Space

Reverb Publishing has launched a new feature trailer for HandyMan Studios’s Edge of Space. The footage shows a little of everything: some combat, platforming, crafting, monsters, and mechs. The upcoming space-based sandbox title tasks players with using or battling each of the above to terraform a distant planet alongside other players.

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PC News

Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk ships to retail for PS3

Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk (PS3) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 2

A new entry in the Atelier series has shipped to stores today for PS3, Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk. The NIS America-localized, Tecmo Koei-published release follows the alchemist Ayesha Altugle in her search for her younger sister, Nio. New features include a rear attack type as well as a diary, which not only keeps a log of Ayesha’s activities but also allows her to unlock new items, recipes, and stat boosts. Also, in a break with its predecessors, missions no longer have time restrictions.

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PlayStation 3 News

Edge of Space box art, new screens revealed

Edge of Space (PC) Box and Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

HandyMan Studios has revealed more of their progress on Edge of Space, their upcoming space-based sandbox survival-adventure. The latest batch of media includes some new screenshots as well as the final box art. Edge of Space is currently in beta but available for pre-order, with early adopters receiving access to the beta and a discount, from $14.99 to $9.99, at Desura and Digital Rain Games.

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PC News

Edge of Space beta progress recap for January, screens released

Edge of Space (PC) Beta Update Announcement - Screenshot 1

Catching up on a little bit of everything on the Edge of Space front today. In addition to new screens, the studio has released info on what players dabbling in the beta have gained access to during January. Aside from a graphical overhaul, storage chests can now be created to safely store items that don’t need to be carried around. New weapons have also been added, including rocket launches, rifles, carbines, and machine guns. And for those who want a little company, or help with collecting items, the first handful of holopet familiars are now available to collect.

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PC News

Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk dated for March 5

Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk (PS3) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

The next release in the Atelier series, Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk, will be hitting store shelves on March 5. Things are slightly different this time around as Tecmo Koei America is handling the publishing duties, though series stalwart NIS America remains involved as the studio behind the localization. As Ayesha Altugle, players will need to support themselves in their family’s workshop using an updated synthesis system while they venture about in search of their missing younger sister, Nio. In a new twist, missions will no longer be timed but instead linked to one another, altering the course of the main quest.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News

Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland ships to retail for PS3

Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Atelier series is back. NIS’ latest crafting sim-RPG hybrid, Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland, the follow-up to 2010′s Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland, has shipped to retail for the PS3. The Adventurer of Arland takes place several years after The Alchemist of Arland and features a new alchemist, Totooria Helmold. Her adventures will see her traveling throughout the Republic of Arland as she spends her years much like her predecessors, gathering ingredients and formulas to synthesize everything from armor to explosives while finding the time to save the day. And baking. Definitely some baking.

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PlayStation 3 News