Exciting news Harvest Moon fans! The long running farming series is finally coming to PC! Harvest Moon: Light of Hope is the latest entry in the series and is planned for a 2018 release for the Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4. However, the PC version will release first on Steam November 14, 2017. This news comes in response to this year being the 20th anniversary of Harvest Moon, which first released in 1997 for SNES.
“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,” said Hiro Maekawa, President & CEO of Natsume. “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 celebration of Harvest Moon’s 20th anniversary, Natsume is holding a Drawing Contest on Facebook. Fans are encouraged to draw and submit their favorite Harvest Moon characters and animals before the year’s end. Fifteen winners will receive special Natsume goodies as prizes. To learn more, visit HERE.
As is generally true for any Harvest moon game, you start fresh in a new location and must rebuild your surroundings while maintaining a farm. In Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, new features have been added that allow the player to repair homes, shops, tools and the land. An exciting new addition is the Farming Friend feature that helps players crow crops. And for the 20th anniversary, a retro plus mode will be available that features SNES inspired graphics.