Natsume is currently working on its first original Harvest Moon game for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. While we don’t have many details concerning how this installment will work, we now have some off-screen footage that offers a reference point. We knew from E3 2017 reports that it was going to look a lot like Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories, the Android and Apple iOS entry, and now footage from Nintendo World Report shows exactly how similar it is.
The footage begins with a male farmer waking up in his new home on the second day of Spring in his first year. Rowan, the leader of the Harvest Sprites in Natsume’s original Harvest Moon games, is there to greet him. (Rowan is also the Harvest Sprite who specializes in crops.) After expressing his concern, the player is free to leave the house and explore the farm. We get an idea of the area and space available to a player, can see the context sensitive controls that allow the farmer to water, remove debris, till soil, and plant seeds depending on what is in front of the player when they press the action button. It is then that the video ends.
Harvest Moon: Light of Hope is currently in development for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.