One of the year’s biggest and most beloved indie hits, Stardew Valley, had a blitz of information overnight, including a cancellation, two release dates, and a new platform.
First up are the release dates. Microsoft originally confirmed that the game would be coming to the Xbox One on Dec. 14, and creator Eric Barone stepped in to address the PlayStation 4 release, which will be held on Dec. 13.
Afterward, he also spoke about his plans to bring the game to Nintendo consoles. Stardew Valley will no longer be coming to the Wii U, but Barone did take the opportunity to announce a Nintendo Switch version.
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.All’s well that ends well for Nintendo fans
Stardew Valley is perfect for a mobile console
Sorry if you were looking forward to playing Stardew Valley on the Wii U, but the game will be much happier on the Nintendo Switch since it can be taken and played anywhere. Stardew Valley is the kind of life simulator game you never want to be without, similar to Animal Crossing and Pokémon.
If you like Harvest Moon and haven’t played Stardew Valley yet, clear up some time over your winter break and make it happen. It’s one of the best-reviewed indie titles of the year for a reason!
Stardew Valley will come to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Dec. 13 and 14 respectively. Watch out for news from Nintendo early next year on the Switch version.