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Stardew Valley dev says the Version 1.4 update is 'coming along very well'

Stardewin' it

Stardew Valley's next patch will be Version 1.4, and it's going to include a bunch of new stuff, as well as some quality of life features. One example of such a feature is the ability to pay Marlon to recover a lost item when you "die." in the mines.

While we don't have a release date for the Version 1.4 update, the dev team has said that it's "coming along very well."

Stardew Valley - Version 1.3.33 now available in Japan

Stardew Valley has just received an update in Japan. Version 1.3.33 is now available, and while we don't have full patch notes on the update, we do know that it adds in co-op support. This is a feature that was added in the NA/EU version quite some time ago.

Stardew Valley Collector's Edition delayed in Japan

The Stardew Valley Collector's Edition was originally supposed to launch in Japan next week. That's no longer the case, as the publisher has announced a delay to Feb. 2019. Turns out there was more demand than expected, and the publisher doesn't have enough resources to fulfill orders yet.

Stardew Valley - performance patch now available

A performance patch has been released for Stardew Valley. This patch fixes a number of performance issues, including a problem with the game's framerate when you have a particularly big farm. Hop on your Switch right now and the update should auto-download.

UPDATE - Here's the full patch notes

Changes

Improved performance in locations with lots of light sources (e.g. torches).
Improved performance on farms with lots of animals.
Tweaked new "H" health icon

Bug Fixes

Fixed multiplayer visual glitch when another player uses a tool and then starts moving in a new direction.
Fixed "fishing stance" visual glitches in multiplayer.

Switch eShop charts - Jan. 19th, 2019

The real story here is Stardew Valley. Not only is the game #4 on the overall Switch eShop charts, it's #1 in the digital only! It's pretty crazy to see how successful the game continues to be!

All Games

1. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
4. Stardew Valley
5. Zelda: Breath of the Wild
6. The Way Remastered
7. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
8. Super Mario Party
9. Splatoon 2
10. Minecraft
11. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
12. Hollow Knight
13. Octopath Traveler
14. Super Mario Odyssey
15. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu
16. Fitness Boxing
17. Jumping Joe & Friends
18. Undertale
19. Civilization VI
20. Arcade Archives Vs. Super Mario Bros.
21. Overcooked 2
22. Rocket League
23. Diablo III: Eternal Collection
24. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee
25. Cazeblazers
26. Katamari Damacy Reroll
27. Celeste
28. Gris
29. Onimusha: Warlords
30. Golf Story

Download-Only Games

1. Stardew Valley
2. The Way Remastered
3. Hollow Knight
4. Jumping Joe & Friends
5. Arcade Archives Vs. Super Mario Bros.
6. Cazeblazers
7. Celeste
8. Gris
9. Onimusha: Warlords
10. Golf Story
11. Bouncy Bob
12. Sonic Mania
13. Astro Bears Party
14. Into the Breach
15. SEGA Ages – Out Run
16. Hollow
17. Wizard of Legend
18. Mutant Mudds Collection
19. Animus
20. Nine Parchments
21. Valkyria Chronicles
22. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
23. Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Collection
24. SEGA Ages – Sonic the Hedgehog
25. Namco Museum
26. Outlast: Bundle of Terror
27. Enter the Gungeon
28. Outlast II
29. Donut County
30. The Jackbox Party Pack

Contents of Japan's Stardew Valley Collector’s Edition detailed

The contents of the Stardew Valley Collector’s Edition in Japan have finally been revealed. Here are the goodies you'll find inside the package.

- a copy of the game
- beginner’s guide
- soundtrack CD
- map

A Stardew Valley-themed proposal is taking place tomorrow!

Stardew Valley fans will no doubt recognize the necklace pendant above. The item is called the Mermaid’s Pendant, and is used to marry a character in the game. Reddit user KevlarGorilla crafted his own Mermaid Pendant, which obviously turned out pretty much perfect. He'll be using it alongside the ring to propose to his Stardew Valley-loving girlfriend tomorrow. We'll be sure to check back in with her reaction.

Stardew Valley: Collector's Edition - Japanese promo video

The Stardew Valley: Collector’s Edition is set to release for Switch on Jan. 31st, 2019 in Japan. This package contains the game, a beginners guide book, original soundtrack and Pelican Town map, all in a special box. Believe it or not, this package only costs ¥3,780!

Stardew Valley - multiplayer gameplay


Stardew Valley players were super eager to check out the multiplayer action that was just added this week. The addition of the content was also enough to push a ton of people to buy the game for the first time, as was shown on the eShop-only charts. Hope longtime fans and newcomers alike are enjoying the update!

Stardew Valley dev pledges to continue creating new content for the game, Version 1.4 coming, forming a new team to help out

The latest Stardew Valley dev blog has come out, and it shares some pretty exciting news. ConcernedApe has revealed that he'll be continuing down the path of new content for Stardew Valley, and is actually creating a team to help him out with this. This is due to an interest in creating more content for Stardew Valley, and also continuing work on his new project. Check out the full blog below.

As many of you know, I’ve been working on a new game for a while. I haven’t revealed anything about it, except that it takes place in the same universe as Stardew Valley. I’ve been deliberately secretive about it because I want to be able to work on it without any pressure for the time being. I also want to make sure the concept is fully realized before revealing anything, because once it’s out there, I’m going to have to fully commit to it. I’m a pretty cautious person when it comes to this sort of thing.

Now, I believe I’ve said in the past that I wanted to devote all my time to the new game, and I might not work on any new Stardew Valley content. Well, that’s not exactly true. While there have been times in the past where I felt burnt out, and maybe even said that I wanted to move on, I always find myself coming back to Stardew Valley. For one, I keep getting new ideas for ways to improve and expand upon the game. This world is so full of potential, I could probably work on it for the rest of my life. There’s also such a wonderful community surrounding the game… and I like making you guys happy. I’m extremely grateful to all of you for supporting my work and creating this wonderful Stardew Valley community. I wouldn’t be where I am today without you. And knowing that there’s still tons of people out there who love the game and would be extremely happy to get new content motivates me to keep working.

In short, what I’m saying is that I am going to keep making new content for Stardew Valley. In fact, I’ve recently put my other game on the back-burner and have been in the process of creating a new free content update.

French, Korean, Italian, and Turkish translations are also underway, though they may not come out until early next year.

I’m aware that saying “I’m working on new content” might be aggravating to those on consoles who don’t have the 1.3 update yet… Or to those on Switch who are experiencing frame rate issues in the new patch. I also haven’t forgotten about the PS Vita users, some of whom have reported bugs to me. It’s very important to me that I make good on my promises… the idea of expanding further while there are still lingering issues and unmet promises disturbs me, and isn’t something I want to be doing.

So I want to make it clear that these issues are my top priority, and if there’s ever anything I can do to help these things happen more quickly, it takes precedence over any new content… however, I don’t do those ports myself, they are done by Sickhead Games, so there’s nothing I can personally do to have an effect on that process, beyond setting it into motion (Sickhead Games does great work, by the way… and they are making very fast progress on the console updates). I am also doing what I can to see the issues with Switch multiplayer get fixed, but that is also not something I can directly accomplish. So when I do work on new content, it’s only when I have no current avenue for addressing these higher priority issues.

So, currently I’m working on a new Stardew Valley update, and my new game is on hold for the time being. The difficult thing is that I want to work on both… I want to keep working on Stardew Valley and I also want to work on my new game. But I don’t have enough time to accomplish my goals with both things simultaneously. For a while, I considered being finished with Stardew Valley altogether. But that would make me (and many others) sad. So I’ve decided that I’m going to form a team to help me work on future Stardew Valley content. The update I’m working on right now (1.4) will be another solo update, but after that I hope to have a team in place that I can work closely with on future content.

This is going to be a big change for me… I’ve always worked alone, and working with a team is a whole new ballgame. However, just as I did with Stardew Valley originally, I’m just gonna go for it, and have faith that I can rise to the occasion and make it work. My hope is that the new team will help take some of the workload off me, so I have enough breathing room to divide my time between my new game and Stardew Valley. I still plan on having a very active role in the future of Stardew Valley, and the originator of all major Stardew Valley decisions and content. And there are many aspects of development which I’ll never be okay with handing over to another, like music or writing. But when it comes to programming, fixing bugs, administrative/business work, or even pixel art… I think I’d be okay with having some help. I’ll post more about this later.

This is a lot of new info, so here’s a summary:

My top priority is to see the 1.3 multiplayer update come to Xbox One & Playstation 4, and for issues with the Switch patch to be addressed.
I am working on a new game, but I’ve put it on hold in order to create a new Stardew Valley update (1.4).
French, Korean, Italian, and Turkish translations are in the works, though they may not come out until early next year.
I plan on forming a team to help me work on new Stardew Valley content (beyond 1.4)
Once the team is in place, I’ll divide my time between Stardew Valley and my new game.
I am now self-publishing on all platforms except Nintendo Switch and mobile.

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