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Stardew Valley Has Been Submitted For Nintendo Switch Testing

Chucklefish's CEO let loose a tweet sharing that the Switch version has had all of its known bugs squashed.


Farming sim fans were saddened by the news that Stardew Valley was nixed from the Wii U lineup late last year, the consolation being that it would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. While there’s still no release date set in stone, the game has been submitted to Nintendo for testing.

Stardew Valley is the indie farming simulator developed by one person, Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone, and published by Chucklefish. MyNintendoNews reported via Neogaf the following tweet revealing the milestone:

Barring any setbacks, the next step in the process should be setting the date for launch on the Nintendo Switch. Chucklefish and Nintendo could take their time and release a little bit into 2018, which would align the launch with the major 1.3 patch that includes 4-player co-op. There are plans to beta test the major update late this year with an early 2018 launch. Console release would come soon after and a Switch launch coinciding with that makes sense.

Stardew Valley is currently available on Steam, PS4, and Xbox One. There's also another indie sim coming to Nintendo Switch and it's certainly aiming for Stardew Valley's crown.

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