Harvest Moon is making its triumphant return to Nintendo consoles, as Natsume and Rising Star Games today announced Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, coming to the Switch, PS4 and PC later this year. Natsume’s touting it as an SNES-styled game with deep and meaningful characters and events, which makes us think it’ll look more like Stardew Valley than later 3D Harvest Moons. No screenshots were yet shown, just a logo was included in the release. It’ll be unveiled officially and playable at E3 2017. Take a look at the 20 year retrospective on the official site.
From the Natsume press release:
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!
“Harvest Moon: Light of Hope will set itself apart from other Harvest Moon titles with its depth, including a robust story and clear-cut goals,” said Hiro Maekawa, President & CEO of Natsume. “We set out to create a SNES-style nostalgic game with deep and meaningful characters and events, and we are excited to have our fans play it at E3 and tell us what they think!”