Natsume shared a special Happy New Year message to fans worldwide from company president and CEO Hiro Maekawa who talked about Harvest Moon: Light of Hope sales and future announcements.
Here’s the message from the official blog:
Last year, 2018 was one of the best years for us in recent history.
We released our latest entry in the Harvest Moon franchise, Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition in May for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. The title performed well beyond our forecast and even set new sales record with the number of both physical and digital combined.
In addition, we released the mobile version for iPhone and Android in September. Both releases are also performing very well.
Harvest Moon: Light of Hope is our first truly multi-platform title playable on Nintendo Switch, Sony PlayStation 4, Steam, iPhone and Android. This title has performed very well on all platforms thanks to loyal Harvest Moon fans, and we would like to express our sincere appreciation to all the fans for their continued support.
We are currently working on several new titles that will be announced in the near future, to continue to please our worldwide fans in 2019 and beyond.
Our company mission for the past 24 years has always been, and will continue to be, to “Make Everyone Happy” with exciting, interactive entertainment software for the entire family. At Natsume, “Everyone” means all of our customers, Natsume employees, and all of the people we work with, such as our development partners, our distribution partners, retailers, financial institutions, media, and all of the people who are directly or indirectly connected with Natsume and our products.
We at Natsume are committed to continuing our corporate mission to “Make Everyone Happy,” and we would appreciate your continued support.
Wishing “Everyone” a very happy, healthy, and wonderful New Year!
President & CEO