Stardew Valley Launches on December 13 for PS4, December 14 for Xbox One
Having already sold over a million copies on PC, Stardew Valley is coming to PlayStation 4 on December 13 in North America and December 14 in Europe, creator Eric Barone announced. The Xbox One version will arrive globally on December 14.
A country-life role-playing game, Stardew Valley sees you inheriting your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Given just a few coins and some old tools, you set out to begin your new life and life off the land, but it won’t be easy. “Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared,” the description adds. “The community center, once the town’s most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the valley seems full of opportunity. With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness!”
On the Xbox Wire, Barone said he was inspired by Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing:
I spent over four years developing Stardew Valley, inspired by games that I loved as a child such as Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing. Although the idea of a “farming RPG” might have seemed odd at first, the games were very addictive and had a heartwarming charm that stuck with me. With Stardew Valley, my goal was to recreate that special feeling and bring it to modern platforms.
Barone adds that Stardew Valley also lets you get married, have kids, fight monsters, raise animals, and more.
According to the pre-order listings, Stardew Valley is priced at $14.99 USD/£11.99.
Stardew Valley was also planned for Wii U, but Barone “made the difficult choice to shift our development efforts to creating a version for Nintendo Switch.”