I have fond childhood memories spending hours building the perfect virtual farm in Harvest Moon 64, but the storied Japanese franchise has been less than stellar for the last few years.
Thankfully, Stardew Valley, a game built primarily by one person, is coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox one on December 13th and 14th respectively, with an impending Nintendo Switch launch also on the horizon.
While Chucklefish, the game’s developer, was at one point working on a Wii U version of the game, the indie developer has opted to cancel that port in favour of porting the game to Nintendo’s Switch.
In Stardew Valley players inherent a farm following the death of their grandfather. Aside from the core farming elements of the game, Stardew Valley also places an emphasis on building relationships with people in the game’s virtual town.
Bringing Stardew Valley to the Switch opens up a range of possibilities for how players can play the pixelated farm simulator, allowing them to tend to their farm at home, but also on the go. As someone who loved Stardew Valley when the game first came out, but lost touch with the game, the prospect of being able to play Chucklefish’s farming simulator wherever I want, is very appealing.
Stardrew Valley is $16.99 in the Canadian Steam store.