Natsume and Rising Star Games are working on a new Harvest Moon game. Harvest Moon: Light of Hope will come to the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC in North America and Europe. It will be unveiled at E3 2017, where the Nintendo Switch and PC versions will be playable.
As in all Harvest Moon games, Harvest Moon: Light of Hope begins with a young farmer establishing a homestead. A sea voyage gone wrong leads to our new rancher being trapped in a harbor town that has seen better days. It is up to us to establish a farm, raise animals, make the town more appealing again, restore a lighthouse, find love, and create a family. It is supposedly inspired by the original Super Nintendo game.
In addition to Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, Natsume announced some other titles being released to celebrate the series’ 20th anniversary. It is working with Rising Star Games on Harvest Moon Lil’ Farmers for mobile devices. The Nintendo Wii U will see Harvest Moon 64 added to the Virtual Console. Also, PlayStation 4 owners can get Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland on the PlayStation 4.
The original Harvest Moon, known in Japan as Bokujou Monogatari, first appeared on the Super Nintendo in 1996 in Japan, 1997 in North America, and 1998 in Europe.