Natsume has announced the next installment of its beloved Harvest Moon farming franchise, and it won’t just be available to fans on PlayStation 4. Natsume said Tuesday that Harvest Moon: Light of Hope will be available for Nintendo Switch and PC as well.
Though few details have been revealed about the game, Natsume has indicated Light of Hope will be a twist on the Harvest Moon formula. For starters, the player begins the game aboard a ship, searching for a new home.
“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,” Natsume said in a press release. “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.”
For the 20th anniversary of the franchise, Natsume president and CEO Hiro Maekawa said the company wanted to create a “SNES-style nostalgic game” with depth and a robust story.
We expect to get more details on Light of Hope during the E3 gaming conference June 13-15.