In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Harvest Moon franchise, Natsume has created a completely new entry in the series called Harvest Moon: Light of Hope. The game isn’t the most impressive-looking title in the series, but it does feature all of its staples. You can run a farm, rebuild a town, take on requests from villagers, take part in festivals like the Dog Racing Festival, and even get married and start a family. The story of the game is that you are traveling by ship when a monsoon sinks your boat and you drift into a “small harbor town” that was destroyed by the same storm. You then begin to help “rebuild the town and save [its] lighthouse.”
Natsume announced today that the game is set to launch on Steam on November 14th. The PC version was actually supposed to launch alongside the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 versions early next year, but the PC version ended up being ahead of schedule.
Natsume President and CEO Hiro Maekawa had the following to say about the announcement.
“Due to the hard work of our team, development for Harvest Moon: Light of Hope for PC ran ahead of schedule, allowing us to release the game early to PC players. We have enjoyed creating an all-new game that honors 20 years of Harvest Moon, and what’s more, the franchise will finally be available for the first time on PC, something fans have long asked for!”
Harvest Moon: Light of Hope is set to launch on Steam on November 14th for $29.99. Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 versions are set to follow in “early 2018.”