Today, developer Natsume and publisher Rising Star Games announced Harvest Moon: Light of Hope for PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
According to Natsume, the new game in the iconic series is set to “encompass twenty years of spirit that has made the franchise what it is today.” Additionally, it will be playable on PC and Switch at Natsume’s E3 2017 booth.
This notably also marks the first time the Harvest Moon series will appear on Steam and Nintendo’s new console.
Here’s an overview of the game, courtesy of Natsume:
In Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, players begin the game as they set out looking for a fresh start and new surroundings. During their voyage, their ship is hit by a monsoon and goes down. As they drift into a small harbor town, now in a shambles from the storm, it will be up to the player to help rebuild the town and save the lighthouse…but it won’t be easy! Nevertheless, with some hard work growing crops, tending livestock, and gathering materials for repairs, players will be able to make new friends, start a family, revive the lighthouse, and save the town!
Hiro Maekawa, President & CEO of Natsume accompanied the announcement with the following statement:
“Harvest Moon: Light of Hope will set itself apart from other Harvest Moon titles with its depth, including a robust story and clear-cut goals. We set out to create a SNES-style nostalgic game with deep and meaningful characters and events, and we are excited to have our fans play it at E3 and tell us what they think!”
Martin Defries, Managing Director, Rising Star Games added:
“Partnering with Natsume for over a decade, we’ve been delighted to bring the joyful gameplay of Harvest Moon to fans in Europe and beyond. We are excited to be part of the unveiling of Harvest Moon: Light of Hope at E3″.
A release date/window was not divulged.