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Stardew Valley Nintendo Switch is happening. This was just announced by ConcernedApe via Stardew Valley’s blog. This definitely just made my day!
Stardew Valley was originally slated to release on the WiiU. Since the Nintendo Switch release is right around the corner, ConcernedApe has decided to bring their prized farming simulator to the Nintendo Switch. Here’s what ConcernedApe had to say about it:
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.
While it’s sad to see the WiiU miss out on this great title, I would much rather have Stardew Valley Nintendo Switch edition than a WiiU edition. While we have no information specific to the Nintendo Switch version of this title, there was a reveal trailer for the Xbox One version released a couple days ago. We should be able to expect a very similar experience on the Nintendo Switch.
I personally am very excited about this announcement. Yesterday, I had just tweeted at ConcernedApe letting them know we wanted a Nintendo Switch release and then this was confirmed. Maybe I should start tweeting at animal crossing… What do you guys think about Stardew Valley? Anyone as hyped as we are? Let us know on Twitter @NinSwitchNet or here in the comments. Check out our full list of confirmed/rumored games for the Nintendo Switch HERE.
It seems like everyday we are getting rumors of new games which will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. A vast majority of these games seem to be ports though. Will having too many Nintendo Switch Ports have a negative effect on the system? Here’s why I think Nintendo Switch ports will be a great thing for the Switch.
So while we have not many confirmed titles coming to the Nintendo Switch, we do currently have 38 games rumored to be in development. You can read through the full list of titles HERE. Of these 38 games, more than half of them are considered to be “ports”. I personally think ports are great and they help fill in titles, especially, for new systems. Some gamers though are complaining about the lack of unique titles in the lineup for the Nintendo Switch. So this brings up the question, is there such thing as too many ports? The answer to that question is yes.
If, the Nintendo Switch only received ports of games and lacked any unique titles there would be very little incentive to buy the console. There needs to be a good port to new title ratio. I personally believe ports and “remasters” are different though. Rumors are going around that the Mario Kart and Splatoon teased in the official launch trailer will both be “remasters”. These games will supposedly both contain DLC from the previous release as well as some additional content unique to the Nintendo Switch version.
While technically this sounds a lot like a port, this is a smart way for companies to give gamers new content without releasing a whole new game which only really adds a new feature or two. I personally would rather play a remastered version of Mario Kart than a whole new version which adds nothing new. I mean who really wants to buy a new Call of Duty every year for a new feature or two? When a new game is released it should be NEW. New games should add significant changes.
So could too many Nintendo Switch ports be a bad thing? Possibly, but with many of these titles rumored to be remasters, Nintendo may be on the right track. If a game isn’t broke, there is no need to fix it. Plus we have also been teased with a variety of unique games including: New 3D Mario, Dragon Quest XI, Entertainment HERO, Zelda: BOTW, and several others. Unique IP’s will sell the Nintendo Switch, but remasters and ports will keep consumers playing the system in-between releases. The Nintendo Switch has a bright future ahead if it can execute a successful launch lineup.
What do you think about the vast amount of rumored ports coming to the Nintendo Switch? Do you think remasters are worth buying or would you prefer a complete new game? Let us know your thoughts.