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Stardew Valley provides a major boost to the Nintendo Switch games library

Yesterday’s news that Stardew Valley — arguably the year’s best PC game — was coming to consoles raised questions about the game’s appearance on Wii U. The farming simulator was known to be venturing away from PC as far back as February, and while we know that it will hit Xbox One in December, PS4 and Nintendo fans have been left in the dark.

The big question was whether it would even come to Wii U, and why its developer Eric Barone would bother bringing it to a dead console.

It took a day following the announcement for Barone to officially cancel the game’s appearance on the console, but the good news is that it’s still coming to a Nintendo platform.

Development of Stardew Valley for Wii U has now been switched over to Switch (pun was not intended and I’m sorry), and it may just be one of the console’s must-have games, at least in its early days.

 “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,” Barone said in a statement.


If you are yet to try out Stardew Valley, you definitely should. It presents a number of challenging and intriguing gameplay mechanics that drive its sim fundamentals, and its quirky presentation and story make it a real treat to play.

It’s currently available on PC but will hit Xbox One on December 14. The PS4 and Switch versions are expected to launch in 2017.

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