Stardew Valley is Getting Physical Switch Release Including Beautiful Collectors Edition
ConcernedApe and Fangamer team up for an incredibly sustainable and equally good looking Collectors Edition.
Stardew Valley will go down as an all-time indie great. The simple gameplay loop of tending a farm, mining for resources and forging relationships is incredibly addictive and resonates with just about everybody who plays it. The farming sim, which was released on Nintendo Switch in 2018, was astonishingly almost solely created by one man, Eric Barone, under the alias ConcernedApe.
While the 2018 release was only digital, the ConcernedApe Twitter account has revealed, after teasing it back in April, that not only is the game getting a physical release on Switch, there is a beautiful collectors edition to go with it.
I'm really pleased to announce a physical version of Stardew Valley for Switch & PC! This is in collaboration with @Fangamer and there is both a standard edition and a collector's edition w/ bonus goodies. Pre-orders are now available: https://t.co/u0Cp2PAyms pic.twitter.com/VbqK7Koylh
— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) July 30, 2020
The Collector’s Edition of the Stardew Valley is being made in collaboration with Fangamer. Pre-orders for the game are live now and will not ship before November 6. The edition will be available for both Nintendo Switch and PC.
The Collector’s Edition includes:
– Deluxe six-piece wooden standee made from responsibly sourced birch and cherry wood (measures 4.5 x 4 x 4 inches; some assembly required).
– Wooden lapel pin made from the same eco-friendly wood as the standee
– 14-page Junimo comic by Chihiro Sakaida, the artist of the Before the Farmer comic
– Deed to your farm featuring gold-foil details on paper made from 30% recycled straw (a byproduct of actual farming!)
– Collector’s Edition box made from sturdy, high-quality materials featuring artwork by Kari Fry, the artist behind the Stardew Valley Guidebook
– Physical copy of the game on your choice of platform with 18-page, full-color illustrated instruction manual and double-sided cover with Joja theme on the inside
– Soft polyester-nylon blend cleaning cloth designed by Chihiro Sakaida
– For a limited time: Bonus poster for preorders until August 15th (measures 10″ by 16″, folded)
Each physical copy of the game contains version 1.4, with free updates available for download as they’re released.
It’s great to see ConcernedApe and Fangamer going for both a great looking and super-sustainable Collectors Edition. Although I’ve already put well over 100 hours into the game, even I’m considering grabbing this.