Well, if you are a Harvest Moon fan, young or old, there was an exciting announcement today from Natsume’s president Hiro Maekawa. Harvest Moon Light of Hope, the latest title in the 20-year-old franchise is releasing to the Switch, PS4, and PC.
Harvest Moon: Light Of Hope is being ‘shipped’ as both a game that will push the boundaries of the series (being available for the first time on PC and the new Switch), as well as an homage to where the game started. Maekawa stated:
We set out to create a SNES-style nostalgic game with deep and meaningful characters and events.
Maekawa also went on to say that this title will have a deeper and more “robust” story than older entries in the Harvest Moon franchise.
The game starts you off traveling by sea, searching for a new place to call home. However, you are caught up in a storm and washed ashore, landing in a harbor town. Once arriving you see the town itself is struggling and its lighthouse is broken down. It becomes your goal to help rebuild, along the way making friends and even starting a family.
At the time of writing this, there is no official release date for the new title, however, it will be playable at this year’s E3 convention. So if you were one of the lucky people to snag some tickets, you can test out Harvest Moon: Light Of Hope in the very near future.