The developer of Stardew Valley, ConcernedApe, has promised a PlayStation Vita version of its beloved farming simulator for what feels like an eternity, but the game's designer, Eric Barone, has suddenly announced a release date for the port - and it's not a long wait at all. The Vita version will launch on the 22nd May, which is just a week from now.

What's more, it'll feature Cross-Buy with the PS4 edition, so if you've already purchased the game on your home console, you'll be able to download the portable version at no extra cost.

Here's a quick primer for anyone who's yet to play the game: "In Stardew Valley, you inherit your grandfather’s old farm, and armed with some hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new country life! You might find yourself growing crops and raising animals to live off the land, descending the mines and taking on its monster inhabitants, mingling with the townsfolk or visiting the beach for some relaxing night-time fishing."

Will you be ploughing more hours into Stardew Valley on Vita? Sow the seeds of conversation in the comments below.

[via blog.eu.playstation.com]