Encompassing “twenty years of spirit that has made the franchise what it is today,” Harvest Moon: Light of Hope was announced for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC today by Natsume.
With the new game, you’ll begin by setting out and looking for a fresh start, but during your voyage, your 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!” the description adds. “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!”
According to Natsume President Hiro Maekawa, Light of Hope is a “SNES-style nostalgic game” with a robust story and clear-cut goals:
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. 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!
The Switch and PC versions of Light of Hope will be playable in the Natsume booth at E3 2017 next month.
A release window wasn’t given for Harvest Moon: Light of Hope.