Harvest Moon has been around for 20 years! That's two decades of milking cows and buying off the affection of your would-be waifu. To celebrate the franchise's anniversary, Natsume Inc. and Rising Star Games are introducing the newest iteration in this fun farming festival, along with some blasts from the past.
Harvest Moon: Light of Hope takes you to a small harbor town after your ship sinks due to a monsoon. The town itself has taken damage so it is up to you to rebuild the town and "save the lighthouse." Naturally, this entails growing and harvesting crops, tending to livestock, making friends, starting a family, and all the other mundane activities that a farmer does. The CEO of Natsume Inc., Hiro Maekawa, shared that Light of Hope will be an "SNES-style nostalgic game with deep and meaningful characters and events."
In light of the 20th anniversary, Natsume Inc. is treading new territory with the new game's releases on the PC, PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch. Similarly, the studio also revealed that it will be re-releasing Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition and Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland on the PlayStation 4, and Harvest Moon 64 for the Wii U.
There will also be a new app called Harvest Moon: Lil' Farmers, which will be available soon for iOS and Android devices.
No release dates have been mentioned yet, but we expect more details when E3 hits this coming June.