Stardew Valley, a spiritual successor to Harvest Moon (and a damn fine one at that) is expanding its availability yet again with an announcement that the game will be coming to iOS in just a couple of short weeks.
If you've been living under a rock, Stardew Valley is a game that falls under the "farming RPG" genre. You're plopped down into the titular town on a farm you've inherited from your late grandfather with a few basic tools, a bit of cash, and a heck of a lot of land to work with. From there, it's up to you to decide how exactly you want to play the game - whether you want to farm crops, fight monsters in the mines, raise animals, become a social butterfly, or do it all.
The game was the only title I've personally given a perfect 10 to in my time here at TechRaptor and that's for a very good reason - it's a heck of a lot of fun. Have a gander at the Mobile Announcement Trailer to see some gameplay in action:
The game will be coming to iOS devices on October 24, 2018. It's been developed in secret by (appropriately enough) The Secret Police, a UK-based mobile games studio featuring a range of talent from the gaming industry. Android players need not fret; The Secret Police are currently working on the Android version of Stardew Valley. ConcernedApe hopes to have something to announce for a release date as soon as possible.
Most of the single-player content in the 1.3 update will be included with the mobile version of the game. Most notably, you won't be able to play Stardew Valley on your phone with other people, nor will you be able to use any mods (at least on the iOS version). PC players will be able to transfer over their save data using iTunes, so there won't be a need to start a brand-new farm on your phone.
Speaking of multiplayer, ConcernedApe made a point of stating that the development of this mobile version of Stardew Valley has had no impact on the work for multiplayer functionality on the console versions. Multiplayer for the Switch is currently in QA and the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions are also coming along nicely.
If you'd like to get your hands on Stardew Valley for iOS devices, you can pre-order it for $7.99, £7.99, 8,99 €, or your regional equivalent over at iTunes. It will release worldwide on October 24, 2018. You can also pick it up for the PC via Steam, the Humble Store, or GOG, or for the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4 at their respective storefronts for $14.99 or your regional equivalent.
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