Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Announced for PS4, PC, Switch

posted on 2017-05-17 15:50 EDT
Game demo available at E3 2017

Natsume Inc. announced on Tuesday that it is collaborating with Rising Star Games to release Harvest Moon: Light of Hope for PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch in Japan, North America, and Europe. The developers plan to reveal the game at this year's E3 video game convention, where PC and Nintendo Switch demos will be available to play.

In the game's story, the player character arrives at a small harbor town after a shipwreck. The player works to rebuild the town and its lighthouse by farming and gathering repair materials. The player will be able to make friends and start a family.

Natsume previously published games in the Bokujō Monogatari game series in North America under the umbrella title of Harvest Moon. However, XSEED Games is now publishing Bokujō Monogatari games in North America, and it is using the title Story of Seasons because it cannot use Natsume's Harvest Moon title. Natsume has continued to release new games under the Harvest Moon title.

To celebrate the original game's 20th anniversary, Natsume and Rising Star Games are also developing a mobile app titled Harvest Moon Lil' Farmers. The companies also plan to re-release Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life (Bokujō Monogatari: Oh! Wonderful Life) and Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland (Bokujō Monogatari 3: Heart ni Hi o Tsukete) for PS4 and Harvest Moon 64 (Bokujō Monogatari 2) for Nintendo Wii U.

The original Harvest Moon (Bokujou Monogatari) shipped for the Super Nintendo in 1996 in Japan. It was also released in North America in 1997, and 1998 in Europe.

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