Stardew Valley coming to Apple Arcade this July 21
Apple Arcade gamers have one big reason to rejoice this month: The critially acclaimed Stardew Valley will be launching on the platform this July 21!
Stardew Valley is acharming little title that seamlessly combines RPG and farming simulation genres in a relaxing package. The game is already a star on the iOS App Store (where it costs S$6.98) and a myriad of other platforms.
Apple Arcade, not too long ago, switched gears from its prior policy of only welcoming fresh, original titles that were yet to make their debut on the App Store or other platforms. Now, it happily hosts a treasure trove of App Store gems that differ only in their absence of fees, ads, or in-app purchases.They are marked with a "+" sign and sport a slightly tweaked icon, and our beloved Stardew Valley is ready to make its "+-debut" as Stardew Valley+ on Apple Arcade.
Created initially by a lone developer, Stardew Valley has captured hearts across the gaming world and has earned its rightful place in many "greatest games of all time" lists. For Apple, it symbolises a distinctive type of victory: it's a crossover sensation that strikes a chord with both casual and hardcore gamers. Games like Disney Coloring World and Cooking Mama show that Apple wants its Arcade to appeal to a wider audience, beyond just hardcore console fans and those addicted to the iPhone's notorious match-three puzzlers.
Sure, Apple Arcade has had its share of big names, with The Room, Monument Valley, and Football Manager 2023(just to name a few) gracing its roster. But the arrival of Stardew Valley takes the cake, in my opinion.
Stardew Vally will arrive on Apple Arcade on July 21, and the platform's subscription fee goes for S$6.98 per month. You can subscribeto Apple Arcade here.
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