Stardew Valley developer ConcernedApe recently announced that the beloved farm sim is getting a physical Collector’s Edition for both Nintendo Switch and PC. Available through merchandise company Fangamer, the Collector’s Edition will come with a unique box featuring artwork from Kari Fry, a six-piece wooden standee, a wooden lapel pin, a 14-page Junimo comic, a farm deed, a cleaning cloth and a bonus poster.
If you are unfamiliar with Stardew Valley but are looking for a game that’s reminiscent of games like Harvest Moon, then it might be worth giving this indie gem some consideration. In Stardew Valley, you take over your grandfather’s farm in a little place called Pelican Town. As you become acclimated to your new, rustic life, you realize that there’s quite a lot to do throughout a day. You have to build out your farm, plant and maintain your crops, mine for ore, fish in the ocean, lakes and rivers and talk to the townsfolk. There are some RPG elements to the game: you have to complete story quests located in your journal as well as restore the town’s Community Center.
There are also a large number of mods available for Stardew Valley that add extra side quests, map expansions, character and farm customizations, UI add-ons, quality of life improvements and cats. Since there is a rather large mod community for the game, you are sure to find the mods that are ideal for your playstyle.
On top of that, ConcernedApe is constantly making improvements to the game. The big 1.4 Content Update in December added new heart events and character dialogue, new clothes and items, a new map, some late game content and tailoring and dyeing. Another content update is currently in the works.
This is all to say that Stardew Valley is well worth the investment if you are looking for a cute, pixel art farm sim. Pre-orders for the Collector’s Edition for Switch and PC are available now, but they won’t ship out until November 6, 2020.