It’s been confirmed that Stardew Valley will make its way to the Nintendo Switch. The announcement was made at the Nindies Showcase event that took place earlier today.
Stardew Valley is set to be released for the Switch this summer, although no specific date was given. That’s good news for anyone worried that the console might experience a software drought, as the Harvest Moon-inspired farming RPG was among the best indie games of 2016.
The Switch version of Stardew Valley will be the first iteration of the game to feature multiplayer, according to a tweet posted by the official Nintendo of America Twitter account. When the game’s developer ConcernedApe discussed multiplayer last year, he confirmed that co-operative play was going to be introduced to the game.
What form the game’s multiplayer mode takes remains to be seen. However, given the console’s unique controllers, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the second player use the secondary Joy-Con to enter their friend’s farm. There’s no word whether co-op will be limited to local play, or whether players can join up online.
Multiplayer is still expected to be introduced into the other versions of Stardew Valley, but the Switch port has muscled its way to the front of the queue. Expect to see co-operative play added to the various other iterations of Stardew Valley sooner rather than later — unless there’s a timed exclusivity clause that hasn’t been made public.
Stardew Valley is available now for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and will be released for the Switch this summer.