Stardew Valley & Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ No longer coming to Wii U, Devs Now Aiming For Switch Release

In an unsurprising turn of events, Developers ConcernedApe and Nicalis have pulled out for developing Stardew Valley and the upcoming DLC for The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth. 

This is what ConcernedApe had to say on the matter:

“Stardew Valley will not be coming to the Wii U, however. Looking at Wii U and the current gaming landscape, we made the difficult choice to shift our development efforts to creating a version for Nintendo Switch. I am really looking forward to the Switch, and I believe that the Switch’s unique capabilities could create some exciting opportunities for Stardew Valley. I do want to emphasize that I am absolutely committed to seeing Stardew Valley on Nintendo platforms, and I really do appreciate your support and understanding in this.”

It is understandable, With Nintendo confiming that they are pulling the plug on further Wii U software development and discontinuing Hardware distribution, indie developers has little choice but to follow suit.

However, as regards to the DLC, Binding Of Isaac: Afterbirth+ not coming to Wii U, it does seem a little odd but then again it’s not the first time a 3rd party game didn’t receive DLC on the Wii U, Ubisoft did the same with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black flag. It will be interesting to see if Nicalis release the game along with the DLC or whether it will have to be downloaded separately, only time will tell.

Source: Stardew Valley official website/ Binding Of Isaac official website


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