The Nintendo Switch is quickly becoming the go to for indie titles, and one of the best is coming this Thursday- ConcernedApe’s Stardew Valley.
If you are unfamiliar with this 16-bit masterpiece, it was developed by ConcernedApe, which is headed buy the one-man-show Eric Barone. That is right, Stardew Valley was fully created, written, and developed by one individual, and he made a better game than some developed by entire teams. Stardew Valley was originally published by Chucklefish for Steam and released on February 26, 2016. It was the ported to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One by Sickhead Games in December of the same year, following the game’s success on PC.
Those of us who are familiar with the Japanese Harvest Moon and Story of Seasons titles were drawn to Stardew Valley, and pleased to find out that it has the same charm as the classic Harvest Moon games but the gameplay, story, and characters are much more welcoming and captivating than the most recent Harvest Moon titles from publisher and developer Natsume. I myself picked it up for PlayStation 4 while I was down after my car accident, and put over 130 hours in the game in mere weeks. I recall one of the first things I said was, “Man, this would be fantastic on the Switch because I travel a lot.” Well, thanks once again to Sickhead, my dream is becoming a reality in only a few days!
The announcement was made this morning on StardewValley.net by Mr. Barone himself, after Chucklefish CEO Finn Brice teased the news on Twitter earlier this morning. The game will be released on the eShop on Thursday, October 5th for $14.99 USD.
Will you be picking up this gem on the Nintendo Switch? And is it your first time buying it, or are you already a fan? Let us know on our Twitter or Facebook page and make sure you follow us on both because we will be reviewing Stardew Valley on the Switch in the coming weeks!