The Harvest Moon series has been around for 20 years now and in order to celebrate this achievement, the series will be getting some of the classic titles re-released and a new title that will bring the series to the PC via Steam for the first time ever.
The new title, Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, PC and PS4. In Light of Hope, the players are tasked with saving a Harbour Town and its famed lighthouse by rebuilding the community, tending crops and livestock, and more. “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,” said Hiro Maekawa, President & CEO of Natsume. “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!”
Along with the new game, Rising Star Games have also stated that they will be re-releasing some classic Harvest Moon games for PS4 and Wii U. Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition and Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland will be coming as a PS2 classic for PS4, while Harvest Moon 64 will be on the Wii U Virtual Console.
Harvest Moon was first released in North America in 1997, and was one of the first Farming Simulator games released. The series gained a following and with over 30 games in the franchise, has been one of the more successful non-violent/family oriented games on the market.