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Harvest Moon: Light of Hope is a Harvest Moon game published and developed by Natsume. It was released on PC on 14 November 2017 and a special edition will be released on May 29, 2018 for the Switch and Playstation 4.

The game was first announced on Natsume's official Twitter account on May 16th, 2017.[1] The game was playable as a sneak preview at E3 2017 in June. The game's release coincides with the 20 year anniversary of the Harvest Moon series. 

The setting is a harbor town, with the goal being to revive the lighthouse.[2] It apparently draws heavy inspiration from the first Harvest Moon game. [3] It is the first Harvest Moon title to be available on PC. 

The official description of the game in the Steam store is: "In celebration of Harvest Moon's 20th Anniversary comes an all new Harvest Moon title for Steam! Harvest Moon: Light of Hope! The game encompasses twenty years of the spirit that have made the franchise what it is today! Looking for a fresh start and some new surroundings, you set off on a voyage to begin your new life! Unfortunately, the weather has different plans, as your ship is hit by a monsoon, and goes down! You drift into a small harbor town, now in a shambles from the storm, where a young doctor named Jeanne saves your life. The town has essentially been deserted, but you're never one to back down from a challenge! It will be up to you 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, you will be able to make new friends, start a family, revive the lighthouse, and save the town, your new home!"[4]

Features

  • Basic Harvest Moon features, such as farming, raising animals, foraging, fishing, and mining. 
  • Play as a young man or young woman.
  • Collecting materials for plot progression.
  • New festivals, including a Dog Racing Festival.
  • Crop mutations.
  • Marriage system (5 bachelors and 5 bachelorettes).​​​​​[5]3 New marriage candidates on PS4 and Switch.  
  • You can have a child. 
  • Characters from Harvest Moon: Skytree Village.
  • Unlike Skytree Village, the player can also give gifts like Seeds of Memories, rather than being limited to only talking.
  • 2 player mode to help you on your farm once a day.
  • You can completely decorate and beautify your farm with decorations

References

  1. Natsume's Announcement twitter.com
  2. Harvest Moon: Light of Hope siliconera.com
  3. Harvest Moon: Light of Hope siliconera.com
  4. Harvest Moon: Light of Hope store.steampowered.com
  5. Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Complete Info idharvest.my.id
Games in the Harvest Moon & Story of Seasons Franchise
Super Nintendo Harvest Moon
Nintendo 64 Harvest Moon 64
GameCube Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life  ·  Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life  ·  Bokujō Monogatari: Shiawase no Uta  ·  Harvest Moon: Magical Melody
Wii Harvest Moon: Magical Melody  ·  Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility  ·  Harvest Moon: Animal Parade
WiiWare Harvest Moon: My Little Shop
Switch Harvest Moon: Light of Hope
Game Boy Harvest Moon GB
Game Boy Color Harvest Moon GBC  ·  Harvest Moon GBC 2  ·  Harvest Moon GBC 3
Game Boy Advance Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town  ·  Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town
Nintendo DS Harvest Moon: DS  ·  Harvest Moon DS: Cute  ·  Harvest Moon DS: Island of Happiness  ·  Harvest Moon DS: Sunshine Islands  ·  Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazaar  ·  Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns  ·  Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming  ·  Puzzle de Harvest Moon
3DS Harvest Moon 3DS: A Tale of Two Towns  ·  Harvest Moon 3DS: A New Beginning  ·  Harvest Moon 3D: The Lost Valley  ·  Story of Seasons  ·  Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale  ·  Harvest Moon: Skytree Village  ·  Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns  ·  Story of Seasons: The Tale of Two Towns
PlayStation Harvest Moon: Back To Nature ·  Bokujō Monogatari: Harvest Moon for Girl
PlayStation 2 Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland  ·  Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition  ·  Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon
PSP Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl  ·  Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley  ·  Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon
PlayStation Store Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl  ·  Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley  ·  Harvest Moon: Back To Nature  ·  Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland  ·  Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition  ·  Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon
Nintendo Virtual Console Harvest Moon GBC  ·  Harvest Moon GBC 2  ·  Harvest Moon GBC 3  ·  Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town  ·  Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town  ·  Harvest Moon 64
Android / iOS Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories · Harvest Moon: Lil' Farmers
PC Minna de Bokujō Monogatari · Harvest Moon: Indonesia