Natsume and Rising Star Games have announced a brand new title to the Harvest Moon franchise, Harvest Moon: Light of Hope. This is in celebration of the franchise’s 20th anniversary, and will be coming to the PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. There will even be a playable demo at the Natsume booth during E3 2017. In the South Hall, booth number 2047, for those who are actually going.
Light of Hope will take the player on a brand new journey, unfortunately during their voyage at sea, a monsoon takes the ship down and the player is washed ashore a small harbor town.
The town, also affected by the storm, must be rebuilt by the player and most importantly, the lighthouse must be saved. As usual, the task of growing crops, livestock, and gathering materials is all part of building yet another amazing community with new friends, and family.
According to president and CEO of Natsume Hiro Maekawa, Light of Hope is to emulate the SNES title. Staying in a nostalgic style while having even more in-depth characters, events, story, and clear-cut goals. It will certainly be interesting to see at E3 what that really means.
In addition to this brand new title, comes a re-release of Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition, and Save the Homeland for the PS4 and Harvest Moon 64 for the Wii U. All these titles are not enough however, as Natsume is also announcing a mobile version, called Harvest Moon Lil’ Farmers.
There is no word yet on how much any of these games will cost, or when they will be released.