Harvest Moon-like RPG Stardew Valley to release on Switch this week
There may not be a Harvest Moon game on the Switch, but who needs one when Stardew Valley is coming out as soon as this week? Prepare to farm away!
The last we’d heard of Stardew Valley on the Switch, it had been approved for the Switch and was awaiting a release date. It seems Chucklefish is wasting no time in bringing the game to Switch-owners, and has announced when you can get your green thumbs on it.
Stardew Valley will release on the Switch on 5th October, which is this very Thursday. It’s priced at $14.99 or £10.99. According to NeoGAF user Vanillalite’s pictures of the Switch eShop, the game will weigh in at 880 MB. In case you’re worried about the game’s icon looking un-aesthetic, here it is, courtesy Chucklefish’s CEO:
Because I know it's really important to some people, here is SDVs switch icon pic.twitter.com/XOS9Ap3EaH
— Tiy (@Tiyuri) October 2, 2017
If you haven’t jumped onto the bandwagon yet, the quickest way to get you up to speed about Stardew Valley is to describe it as an indie-developed Harvest Moon game. In it, your character has inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot, and it’s up to you to get to work and transform it from an overgrown mess, into a functioning and beautiful farm. Along the way, you’ll also fish, mine and socialise with the locals—perhaps even get married.
Stardew Valley originally released on PC in February last year, and then made its way to Mac and Linux in a few months’ time. By the end of 2016, it was also on PS4 and Xbox One.
All versions of the game, including the Switch one, are scheduled to get online co-op multiplayer support sometime in 2018.