Stardew Valley Nintendo Switch Releases This Week – No Multiplayer at Launch
It’s been nearly a year since the popular farm simulation game Stardew Valley released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Ever since then, a Nintendo Switch version of the Harvest Moon-inspired game has been in the works by developer Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone, but with seemingly no release window in sight. Now, a Stardew Valley Nintendo Switch launch date has been confirmed for later this week on October 5, priced at 14.99 USD.
As Barone notes, the Switch edition of Stardew Valley will be nearly identical to other versions of the game, which should come as a relief to Nintendo fans. The travel-friendly Stardew Valley Nintendo Switch port will also mark the game’s first appearance on a portable platform, a unique feature that may convince current players to go for that second purchase.
If that sort of thing won’t do, then perhaps the promise of online multiplayer will. As previously detailed, all versions of Stardew Valley will receive a multiplayer update, but Switch and PC users will be the first to try it out. Unfortunately, its tentative 2018 release does mean that the tag-team farming feature won’t be available at launch, but fans are probably used to waiting at this point.
Nintendo’s timed-exclusive partnership with publisher Chucklefish isn’t the company’s only indie collaboration we’ve seen in recent years. Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight has also been notably inclusive in Nintendo dealings, at one time receiving its own Shovel Knight amiibo. Perhaps we’ll eventually get to see a Stardew Valley amiibo, or maybe even the addition of Nintendo-themed items to the game.
We’ll see if Stardew Valley finds success on the Switch when it releases on October 5th. For now, the game can be purchased on Nintendo’s official website. Stardew Valley is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more Switch news from recent weeks, check out these next few links below:
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