Natsume today announced that Harvest Moon: Light of Hope will launch on Steam on November 14th for $29.99 USD. According to the press release, this Steam release will be ahead of the console release on Switch and PS4. Moreover, this is the first time the Harvest Moon brand will be available on PC.
Hiro Maekawa, President & CEO of Natsume, said:
“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!”
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.
Players will be able to grow crops, tend livestock, and gather materials for repairs. Players will be also able to make new friends, start a family, revive the lighthouse, and save the town.
Harvest Moon: Light of Hope includes new features such as repairing, which enables the player to repair destroyed homes and unlock new shops, characters, farming tools, and farming land. The Farming Friend is another new addition, which helps players grow abundant crops. The game also introduces a retro plus feel, with classic SNES inspired graphics alongside some modern features in honor of the 20th anniversary. And in addition to these new features will be some familiar faces from previous Harvest Moon titles.