Stardew Valley comes to Switch this Thursday

Stardew Valley comes to Switch this Thursday

The farming sim was a massive success on Steam, and the Switch's portable format felt like the ideal fit for the title.

Stardew Valley is coming to Nintendo Switch on October 5. The title was well-received by critics when it debuted previous year, even receiving praise from Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada.

Stardew Valley was in development for Wii U, but Barone moved the game to the Switch because of the then-current "gaming landscape" with the Wii U. The Switch's full portability means Stardew Valley can be played anywhere, which Barone detailed.

However, the Switch version of the game will not launch with Stardew Valley's hotly anticipated multiplayer features.

Priced at $14.99, the Switch port has been developed by Sickhead Games who have also ported Axiom Verge to Switch and multiple games to Playstation Vita.

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According to the devs, they're very happy to finally release on a Nintendo console.

Chucklefish, the studio that published Stardew Valley, is working with Barone on the multiplayer expansion.

Stardew Valley originally released in February a year ago and its gloriously exuberant take on Harvest Moon style farm life sims was a barnstorming success, managing to rack up more than a million sales in little over a month. The multiplayer content will come to Linux, Mac and Windows in 2018 with consoles following behind.

Stardew Valley is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.