During a red carpet interview, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler revealed that he has been playing a lot of Stardew Valley on Nintendo Switch.
The Nintendo Switch is everywhere at the moment. The console is the fastest selling ever in the US, and it obviously is breaking into the mainstream in a big way. The portable nature of the console really does seem to have struck a cord, but also the stellar launch library in the first year certainly helped too.
Another pop culture phenomenon that is absolutely everywhere right now is Black Panther. The Marvel movie has mad big waves since it released, and even moving past the first week or so, it’s still on everyone’s lips. Well, here is a nice little tidbit of the two worlds colliding. In an interview with Maude Garrett’s Geek Bomb (via NintendoLife), Coogler said he’d been enjoying the console and specifically, he said he’s been enjoying Stardew Valley particularily. He also has Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but admits he’s not started it since Stardew is taking up all of his free time. You can see it at about 1:48 here. Take a look:
The Nintendo Switch makes sense here as I’m sure the international release schedule for Black Panther is keeping all of the cast and crew busy, and the portable nature is nice. On top of that, escaping to a quaint and quiet town to garden away would be a nice respite from the press junkets and red carpets. It’s always cool to see when people from different worlds talk about enjoying games, but as the medium has come around and more children of the 80s and 90s come to prominence, I’m sure we will hear a lot more about the future movie stars and their relationships with games.