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Stardew Valley Nintendo Switch Release: Everything We Know So Far

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Stardew Valley will be coming to Nintendo Switch this year. [Image from Stardew Valley website]

Fans are excited for the Stardew Valley Nintendo Switch port coming out soon, even though there are other versions available. As of this writing, it’s the only Harvest Moon-esque game for the new system, which is fitting to be honest. The original Harvest Moon did come out on the SNES, so the successor should do just fine, if not better.

Many felt that Stardew Valley was one of last year’s best games, hence the ports on PS4 and Xbox One. However, there are a few unique things fans might need to know about the upcoming Nintendo Switch version. While it will remain mostly identical to the versions already available, it will have some neat features in it too.

First Console To Have Multiplayer

The biggest selling point of the Stardew Valley Nintendo Switch port is that it will be the first console version to have multiplayer. Gamers have wanted this feature for some time, but they will have to wait till the Switch version comes out. Admittedly, the PC version will be getting it first, but the Switch will be getting the mode ahead of PS4 and Xbox One.

It might not be the first time a port on Switch gets special treatment, but it’s good seeing these advantages. While the system isn’t in any big danger, there aren’t too many must-have games outside of The Legend of Zelda. With a multiplayer priority, fans will likely gush over this version first before the feature arrives on PS4 and Xbox One.

It’s Missing From The eShop

While the Stardew Valley Nintendo Switch version is still coming out, Reddit users recently found out it was removed. Apparently it wasn’t cancelled, it was just removed from the eShop to make way for other games coming out. It’s a normal thing the company does, so fans shouldn’t worry about it’s status, since it’s still coming out.

SNES-style Harvest Moon Is Also Coming

A new game called Harvest Moon: Light of Hope is coming to the Switch, as well as PC and PS4. The title going back to it’s SNES roots is interesting, since Stardew Valley is a love letter to the series. It will be interesting to see which title ends up being more popular, especially with the massive fanbase the successor has earned.

Stardew Valley will be coming to the Nintendo Switch sometime in Summer 2017. The game is already available on the PS4, Xbox One and PC via Steam.

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