Stardew Valley Ditches Wii U for the Switch

Eric Barone, creator of Stardew Valley, has confirmed that the title will be headed our way.

Farming simulation and role-playing game Stardew Valley is officially headed to the Nintendo Switch according to news from Eric Barone of ConcernedApe – the developer and creator of the game.

Here’s the word from the Ape’s mouth;

“Stardew Valley will not be coming to the Wii U, however. Looking at Wii U and the current gaming landscape, we made the difficult choice to shift our development efforts to creating a version for Nintendo Switch. I am really looking forward to the Switch, and I believe that the Switch’s unique capabilities could create some exciting opportunities for Stardew Valley. I do want to emphasize that I am absolutely committed to seeing Stardew Valley on Nintendo platforms, and I really do appreciate your support and understanding in this.”

Good news for us, but bad news for Wii U owners that were hoping to get their hands on this one. If you’re unfamiliar with Stardew Valley however, Mr. Barone has provided an apt summary that you should read through below.

In Stardew Valley, you start with an overgrown plot of land, a few hand-me-down tools, and a small amount of money. What you use them for is up to you! Stardew Valley is a country-life role playing game in which you make a new life for yourself by living off the land and getting to know the local townspeople. There are many ways to find success… try your hand at farming, fishing, mining, foraging, fighting monsters, and raising animals.

While making a living is an important part of your new life, you’ll also want to make friends with the locals. As you get to know people, you’ll learn more about their personalities and stories. You can even get married and have kids!

I spent over four years developing Stardew Valley, inspired by games that I loved as a child such as Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing. Although the idea of a “farming RPG” might have seemed odd at first, the games were very addictive and had a heartwarming charm that stuck with me. With Stardew Valley, my goal was to recreate that special feeling and bring it to modern platforms.

While the PlayStation 4 and X-Box One versions of the game are set to launch on the 13th and 14th of December, it’s safe to say that we won’t be seeing Stardew Valley on Switch until after it launches. The Switch is currently slated for release in March, so it’ll be at least ’til then before we see the fruits of this platform swap.

Stardew Valley is headed to the Nintendo Switch – but as for when we haven’t the foggiest.

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