Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley might only be available from the Switch eShop locally, but over in Japan, you can buy a physical copy of the game on Nintendo's hybrid system. This version was released last January. So where's our own hard-copy of the popular farming and lifestyle simulator?

According to the game's created Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone, there's a good chance of it one day being released in physical form here in the west. Here's the full exchange Eric had with a fan on Twitter:

While a local physical release on Switch has been highly requested for some time now, if it was distributed, it would no doubt require patches (just like the Japanese release), as Barone is still releasing regular updates for the game.

Just last week, for example, it was revealed banana trees would be added in the game's next update (Version 1.5). If you're eager to get your hands on the game card, though, it's worth pointing out the Japanese version includes English language support. Have you been holding out for a physical copy of Stardew Valley? Leave a comment down below.