While originally expected to arrive next month hit independent game Stardew Valley will instead be making an appearance on the Wii U at all. The developer of Stardew Valley has today announced that the Wii U version has been cancelled sighting that this is due to “the current gaming landscape.”
However Nintendo fans who were excited for the opportunity to play Stardew Valley on a Nintendo system will not be left without, Eric Barone has shared that the game is now planned for release on the Nintendo Switch instead. In a blog post, Barone ensured Nintendo fans that he is still dedicated to bringing them the game stating:
“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 certainly disappointing for Wii U owners this does fitting based on the current market for the system, and that it will soon be phased out. Instead releasing on the Switch could perhaps offer a much greater experience which they lack the ability to achieve on the Wii U. In terms of sales this is a smart although saddening turn of events, but what do you think are you disappointed or are you excited to enjoy this game on the Nintendo Switch, let us know in the comments below.