Just announced by Natsume and Rising Star Games is Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, a new entry into the long-standing Harvest Moon video game franchise.
Natsume says the new game will encompass twenty years of spirit that has made the franchise what it is today. While a set release date has not yet been unveiled, the game will be coming out for PlayStation 4, as well as (for the first time in franchise history) Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam).
"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," said Hiro Maekawa, President & CEO of Natsume.
Players begin the game as they set out looking for a fresh start and new surroundings. During their voyage, their 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's not going to be easy). 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.
As part of the year-long 20th anniversary celebration, Natsume has also unveiled the re-release of Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition and Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland for the PlayStation 4. Harvest Moon 64 will also be releasing for Wii U.