Stardew Valley is coming to Android devices in March

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The charming farm and village life simulator Stardew Valley is finally coming to Android on March 14, having been launched for mobile on iOS in October 2018.

Like the iOS version, Stardew Valley on Android will be a little different from the original console/PC iteration of the game, with a new user interface, menu, and touch screen controls.

Solo developer Concerned Ape (aka Eric Barone) announced the news in a blog post, as well as saying that the long-awaited multiplayer update for PS4 and Xbox players is "coming along well", and that he expects to "release both, simultaneously, within the next couple of months."

According to Eurogamer, the Android version will also include all the "quality of life updates introduced on iOS since that version's launch", including virtual joystick options, pinch-zoom functionality for a "better view of your surroundings", and "the ability to save at any time."

Android users will also be able to transfer their save data from their PC to their phone.

Image credit: Chucklefish

Image credit: Chucklefish

Pocket farm

As with the iOS version, Stardew Valley will cost $7.99 (£7.99 / AU$12.99) to download – and that's where the spending stops, as the game doesn't include any in-app purchases.

You won't be able to purchase Stardew Valley for Android until March 14, but keen gamers can now pre-register on the Google Play Store.

Stardew Valley sees you moving from the big city to your (recently inherited) grandfather's old, run-down farm in sleepy Pelican Town. It's up to you to uncover the secrets of the town while growing a thriving farming empire.

Olivia Tambini

Olivia was previously TechRadar's Senior Editor - Home Entertainment, covering everything from headphones to TVs. Based in London, she's a popular music graduate who worked in the music industry before finding her calling in journalism. She's previously been interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live on the subject of multi-room audio, chaired panel discussions on diversity in music festival lineups, and her bylines include T3, Stereoboard, What to Watch, Top Ten Reviews, Creative Bloq, and Croco Magazine. Olivia now has a career in PR.