Stardew Valley is a smash indie success, and now the game will be available with a physical collector’s edition for Switch and PC. Right now, the edition is available for preorder on Fangamer.
Stardew Valley is a game where players take over their grandfather’s farm in the titular town of Stardew Valley, and spend their days farming, fishing, and meeting other farmers in town and finding out about their lives. It was originally released in 2016 for Windows, and was later ported to consoles and mobile. The game has continually updated since release; in 2018, friends could maintain a farm together with a new multiplayer mode.
I'm really pleased to announce a physical version of Stardew Valley for Switch & PC! This is in collaboration with @Fangamer and there is both a standard edition and a collector's edition w/ bonus goodies. Pre-orders are now available: https://t.co/u0Cp2PAyms pic.twitter.com/VbqK7Koylh— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) July 30, 2020
The collector’s edition includes a range of small accessories and bonuses, including a deed to your farm, which looks like something I’d put up on my desk over my degree. From the product description:
Deluxe six-piece wooden standee made from responsibly sourced birch and cherry wood (measures 4.5 x 4 x 4 inches; some assembly required).
Wooden lapel pin made from the same eco-friendly wood as the standee
14-page Junimo comic by Chihiro Sakaida, the artist of the Before the Farmer comic
Deed to your farm featuring gold-foil details on paper made from 30% recycled straw (a byproduct of actual farming!)
Collector’s Edition box made from sturdy, high-quality materials featuring artwork by Kari Fry, the artist behind the Stardew Valley Guidebook
Physical copy of the game on your choice of platform with 18-page, full-color illustrated instruction manual and double-sided cover with Joja theme on the inside
Soft polyester-nylon blend cleaning cloth designed by Chihiro Sakaida
For a limited time: Bonus poster for preorders until August 15th (measures 10” by 16”, folded)
According to the store listing, the collector’s edition of Stardew Valley is created with eco-friendly materials. “The woods used for the standee and lapel pin are never harvested faster than they grow, preserving the supply and original character of the woodlands. All parts of this Collector’s Edition are manufactured in the USA, UK, and Japan using minimal plastic.”
While collector’s edition is available for pre-order, it won’t ship until Nov. 6, giving players time to pick this up for themselves (or the biggest farmer in their life.)