Indie side-scrolling Minecraft-esque smash Terraria is set to start digging onto the PlayStation Vita this week, publisher 505 Games has announced. The title will scoop out its bucket and spade on 11th December in Europe, with a North American release set to rise out of the procedurally generated dirt a little later on 17th December.

Those of you eager to engage in a spot of futuristic cross-play goodness will be able to prepare yourselves by downloading an update for the PlayStation 3 version right now. According to a forum post by the abovementioned company, more news will be shared on the PlayStation Blog soon. Are your nimble fingers itching over the prospect of this portable port? Craft a response in the comments section below.

[source terrariaonline.com, via joystiq.com]