Nintendo announced popular farming sim RPG Stardew Valley will be the next Nintendo Switch Online Game Trial. The game trial goes live on June 14 at 10 AM PDT and runs through June 20 at 11:59 PM PDT.
Players earn 100 Platinum Points by participating in the Stardew Valley Nintendo Switch Online Game Trial. The full game will be discounted by 20 percent starting June 14 at 10 AM PDT to June 27 at 11:59 PM PDT.
Stardew Valley recently surpassed 20 million copies sold across all platforms. Stardew Valley is currently available for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, iOS, and Android. Lastly, read up on the history of the game below:
Stardew Valley was created by game designer Eric Barone, under the alias of ConcernedApe. During the four years he spent solo-developing it, he taught himself the necessary skills to produce the game’s music, art, programming, and design. The game was released on PC on February 26, 2016, and within two months passed 1 million copies sold. Within a few months the game expanded support to Mac and Linux, it released on Xbox One and Playstation 4 in December 2016, Nintendo Switch in late 2017, and iOS in October 2018. There have been five major post release updates – the first which added new farm maps, marriage options, and content, the second expanded supported languages to include German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese. The third update (in late 2018) added Multiplayer functionality, with network code done by (then) Chucklefish programmer Tom Coxon. Starting with the 4th update, Eric formed a small team to help him update the game. The fourth and fifth updates added significant amounts of new content to the game. As of March 2022, Stardew Valley has sold over 20 million copies across all platforms, with 13 million copies sold on PC alone.