Add another indie hit to the PlayStation Vita’s release schedule, as just like previously rumoured, Terraria is digging onto the handheld later this year. The port – which launched on PlayStation 3 in North America this week – is being handled by Engine Software, a specialist in handheld conversions. There’s no word on whether the title will support cross-buy or cross-play functionality, but we suspect those details will be cleared up closer to release.

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For those out of the loop, Terraria is a side-scrolling sandbox adventure. Just imagine Minecraft trapped in the eight-bit era, and you should get the general idea. You can check out the PS3 version’s launch trailer through here.

[source polygon.com, via joystiq.com]