Stardew Valley” has become one of the most popular farming games over the past year because of its simplicity and style. The game is a throwback to the classic “Harvest Moon” titles as you take over your late grandfather’s farm in a small town called Stardew Valley. Here, you start a new life by living off the land, be it farming, fishing, mining, and the like. The game also includes some villagers you can mingle with, and there are even more people you can marry. That said, the game has finally gotten a Release Date for the Nintendo Switch.

Coming soon

According to Siliconera, the farming simulator will release on Oct. 5, 2017, for the Nintendo Switch. The surprising announcement came earlier after the developer posted a tweet teasing that he was going to announce some highly anticipated news about the game. That said, the farming game was originally meant to release this summer, but the developers only recently submitted the game for approval.

Interestingly enough, they passed the game for approval only a month ago. It was then approved one week later, with a release date set the following week. Those who don’t have a Nintendo Switch can still play the game on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.


That aside, Chucklefish is also hard at work making the multiplayer features for the game.

It’s limited to online co-op, up to three friends can help you on your farm as farmhands. These players can do almost anything you can do, from farming, fishing, foraging, taking part in festivals, and even marry villagers. Each player will have their own inventory which is great if everyone is busy doing their own thing.

However, the main player has certain actions that affect the overall game.

Important decisions like when to sleep, whether to side with Joja or when festivals start/end can only be made by the host. That said, Chucklefish is also trying to put in a player-to-player marriage system that won’t use the Mermaid Pendant. They haven’t shared the finer details, but this new romance system will be just as taxing as trying to woo a bachelor/bachelorette in the game.

Incidentally, Chucklefish already confirmed that they are not looking into split-screen, PVP, and local multiplayer at the moment. They plan to hold a beta test for these features by the end of the year on PC. If all goes well, they’ll start rolling out patches for the PC and console versions – starting with the Nintendo Switch. It’s worth pointing out that the patch size for consoles re bigger than that of the PC version.