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Stardew Valley cancelled for Wii U, coming to Switch instead

Coming from the dev team...

Stardew Valley will not be coming to the Wii U, however. Looking at Wii U and the current gaming landscape, we made the difficult choice to shift our development efforts to creating a version for Nintendo Switch. I am really looking forward to the Switch, and I believe that the Switch’s unique capabilities could create some exciting opportunities for Stardew Valley. I do want to emphasize that I am absolutely committed to seeing Stardew Valley on Nintendo platforms, and I really do appreciate your support and understanding in this.

I think we all saw this one coming. Certainly sad for Wii U owners, but a lovely plus for those considering a Switch purchase.

Categories: Top Stories, Consoles
Tags: eshop, wii-u, switch

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I'm glad we are at least still getting it. I'll definitely pick it up on my Switch.

RoI on most Wii U games from here on out will be essentially nil. Unless continued development is also essentially nil there's no financial reason at this point not to cancel projects.

Can't really blame 'em considering the Wii U's life is coming to an end (I have a good feeling Bloodstained will be the same way, cancel the Wii U version in favor of a Switch port, and Armature could still work on that port if they want to, and hell it might be easier for them to do a Switch port as it's already confirmed the Switch supports Unreal Engine 4).

As of now the only two BIG indie games that are still hitting the Wii U are Shantae: Half Genie Hero and Yooka-Laylee. I even remember Playtonic was once asked "what about a Switch port?" and they said they're sticking to Wii U, PS4, Xbox One, and PC because they simply don't have the money or manpower to do another port of the game (Yooka-Laylee looks to be the Wii U's third party swan song too, as it's supposed to come out in either January or February).

kuro
Tue Nov 29 16 03:47pm
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The game was made by ONE person and he has to deal with the other consoles and the PC version. Its better for him to focus on the Switch version rather than focusing on both the Wii U and Switch versions.

Edit: Didnt saw that he had contact a team to do the ports. Point still stands, better to support the Switch than both at this point =/.

This wasn't kickstarted, so in this case I think it would be more reasonable to work on a switch port so it can be a launch day/window title.

Well said, good post.

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vonter
Tue Nov 29 16 04:30pm
Rating: 1

Pack it up boys, we're moving.

From the title alone this sounds like a farming game where you create sugar-coated drinks in outer space

The company making Yooka-Laylee needs to do the same

They probably would have if it wasn't for the Kickstarter promises

I still think they're gonna offer it as an option to the Wii U backers [announced during the Jan event, or just after], just on the premise that it won't Day 1 with the other versions, but Q2/3 instead.

I know nothing about this game, but this is good news (that it's coming to Switch) because I am SOLD based on that title card alone :D

It's basically Harvest Moon with extra features, still being actively updated, and with modding support. If you like Harvest Moon (or similar), then you'll like this a lot too

(I don't know if there will be modding support on the Switch, obviously)

That's some commitment. Oh well.

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