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Harvest Moon: Light of Hope

Natsume and Rising Star Games have announced the next entry in the Harvest Moon series. Dubbed Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, it appears the game is coming to PC and every console but one. But not the one you would think…

Sorry Xbox Owners…

In a twist for once, but perhaps no longer the norm, the Nintendo Switch is not the system left out of this equation. Natsume and Rising Star Games stated that Harvest Moon: Light of Hope won’t be making it to Xbox One, but it will land on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC. In fact, the Switch will be the only console it’s playable on at E3. You’ll also be able to experience the PC version at E3.

Here’s the game’s description:

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!

Finally, here is President & CEO of Natsume Hiro Maekawa’s take on the project:

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. We set out to create a SNES-style nostalgic game with deep and meaningful characters and events, and we are excited to have our fans play it at E3 and tell us what they think!”

The press and public will get their first experience with the latest Harvest Moon on the E3 show room floor June 13th through June 15th.

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Growing up a 90's kid, Jeff found his love for gaming during Nintendo's heyday. Because of that, you could call him a "Nintendo Fanboy" (albeit a rational one) to this day. Outside of his passion for the gaming industry, he’s also an avid sports enthusiast (New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies mainly) and enjoys quality/popular TV shows and movies.