Next Switch Online game trial is Stardew Valley, in select regions (Update)


Back to the farm

Nintendo has struggled to provide Switch Online perks to users for some time, but one of those perks is occasional play trials: spare preview builds of full games during certain windows. The next will be a Stardew Valley Go online testlimited to Australia, Europe and Japan currently (NA should get it at some point).

With my European and Japanese Switch accounts (these are useful for reporting!), I was able to see the notification in the “news” sections at the bottom of the Switch UI. The trial will run from June 13 (12:00 JST) to June 19 (17:59 JST). Australia even has an eShop page for it.

If you haven’t played somehow Stardew Valley however, now is the time, provided you can participate in the trial. It’s hard to really put into words the magic of this game that hasn’t been said yet, but suffice it to say that a few hours with it should give you an idea of ​​if you’re going to spend another 100 hours with it.

Also note that you should be able to take advantage of the extra My Nintendo Mission Points once the trial is online. As a reminder, if you want physical rewards, you can find our complete guide to platinum points here, which has been updated with weekly mission details: bookmark it when you need fast points for a reward.

[Update: As expected, this Stardew Valley Switch Online trial offer was added to the North American region this week. It’ll run from June 14 at 10AM PT until June 20 at 11:59PM PT. The game will also be 20% off during this time, and you can get 100 Platinum Points for participating in the trial.]

Chris Carter

Director of Reviews, Co-EIC – Chris has been avidly enjoying Destructoid since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, create an account and start blogging in January 2009. Now he’s on staff!


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