Natsume’s Harvest Moon: Light of Hope is headed for the Nintendo Switch and Windows PC — a first for the 20-year-old series. It will be also be released on the PlayStation 4. The new game promises to “encompass 20 years of spirit that has made the franchise what it is today”.
Natsume president and CEO, Hiro Maekawa hinted in a press release that Light of Hope would be both an evolution and a return to Harvest Moon’s roots. The game’s premise is highlighted in an overview of the game provided by 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!”
No release window has been announced, however the game will be playable during E3, next month.