Humble farming simulator Stardew Valley is taking Steam by storm right now, and when you consider the charm, depth, and number of cuties you can smooch within the game, it’s no surprise why.
Real farmers do not operate their tractors using keyboard and mice. They don’t operate their tractors using Saitek’s $300 Heavy Equipment Precision Control System for PC either, but it’s much closer and a hell of a lot more entertaining.
Admit it: You’ve always dreamed of being a farmer. Sim Farm’s pixelated corn fields didn’t quite cut it; Farmville promised action but delivered an endless series of mindless chores. Despair not, would-be agronomist: Soon, you’ll be able to plow fields, sow seeds and whack weeds with the best of them, all from the mud…
Farming Simulator graces European and Japanese consoles today. If you're in either of these two regions, you can now officially head out and grab the game for Xbox 360 or PS3. Those in North America will have to wait a bit longer for their copies, which will be here "shortly." Until then, here's the launch trailer.
Here, we get to witness a rather extreme approach to farming (at least compared to the Farming Sim 2013 trailer). Heck, even the video title on YouTube is in all caps. Must be the effects of making the console leap. In any case, Farming Simulator is hitting PS3 and Xbox 360 in "the first week of September."