It’s finally happening. Stardew Valley has been ported to the Nintendo Switch and will go on sale on 5 October. Essentially filling the gap left by Harvest Moon; which was once considered a staple of Nintendo’s portable console market.
Developed by ConcernedApe, Stardew Valley is a game somewhat like Farmville. Except that there are no micro-transactions or people to bother. All that exists is the peace existence of running a small farm in the countryside and being part of a rural community.
What’s more interesting is that the publisher Chucklefish has managed to convince Nintendo to match Stardew Valley’s price on the PC. The $14.99 (about RM64) price tag is extremely low for a console game; even if it only happens to be available as a digital download. Most consoles charge at least $19.99 for indie games; and some even try to push the price higher.
Fans of the game have been waiting for the Switch port since the console was announced. Nintendo once published its own farm simulator in the Harvest Moon series, but has since said that it has no plans to revisit the franchise. Fortunately, this left space for ConcernedApe to release his own take on the genre.
[Source: Stardew Valley]