505 Games S.p.a. has partnered up with independent development studio ConcernedApe to bring the wildly popular open-ended farming RPG, Stardew Valley, to retail early 2017. The game has sold nearly 2 million digital units, life-to-date, across PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
â€œWe jumped at the opportunity to bring Stardew Valley to our retail partners. As one of the biggest breakout digital games from 2016, we personally love the game and are pleased to be able to share it with a broader physical retail audience as we have with Terraria and Rocket League to great success.â€ said 505 Games President, Ian Howe.
â€œIn 2016, we helped ConcernedApe release his debut game about life on the farm. With its endearing, familiar characters and charming town, Stardew Valley quickly found a special place in the hearts of over two million players! Now we’re working with 505 Games to bring Stardew Valley to retail shelves, and we believe they’ll be able to produce a physical copy of the game worthy of the Stardew Valley community.â€ said Molly Carroll, Marketing Manager at Chucklefish.
In Stardew Valley, youâ€™ve inherited your grandfatherâ€™s old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It wonâ€™t be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared. The community center, once the townâ€™s most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the valley seems full of opportunity.
Stardew Valley will be available at retail stores nationwide in early 2017 for PS4 and Xbox One.