Natsume is celebrating 20 years of the Harvest Moon series this year and there have been three games already released so far. Two previous games have been released for the PS4 (A Wonderful Life – Special Edition and Save the Homeland) as well as a re-release of Harvest Moon 64 for the Wii U. Today Natsume announced that a new game will be heading to this generation of consoles, including the Switch, later this year.
The only details that we currently know about the game, called Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, come from the press release:
In Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, 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 won’t 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!
That’s all we know right now. The game is set to come to Switch, Steam and PS4. Natsume will be showing off the game with more details to come at E3 next month. Harvest Moon on Switch could be a very dangerous thing for me. It may also be the reason I finally have to buy a second Switch.