In a recent blog post by developer Chucklefish Games, it was announced that Stardew Valley will no longer be making an appearance on the Wii U. The developer has opted to transfer development over to the upcoming Nintendo Switch instead, citing the Wii U’s current landscape as a deciding factor in the change.

Honestly, this shouldn’t come as a huge surprise due to the Wii U’s low user base and the shiny new console just over the horizon.

You can read the company’s full press release below.

I’m pleased to announce the official release dates for the Xbox One and Playstation 4 versions of Stardew Valley!

Stardew Valley will launch in North America for the PS4 on December 13th, 2016.

Stardew Valley will launch in Europe for the PS4 and globally for the Xbox One on December 14th, 2016.

Pre-orders for the Xbox One (globally) and PS4 (Europe only) will begin on November 30th, 2016.

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.

-Ape


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