Harvest Moon: Light of Hope will launch on Steam months ahead of consoles
Harvest Moon has had a tough go of it these days. It appeared the farming RPG collection had gotten doomed to relative obscurity with common sequels failing to seize a lot consideration. Then alongside got here Stardew Valley, subtly refining every part to make a brand new recreation that blew everybody away and rapidly grew to become a large success.
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But now that an indie recreation has confirmed that there’s a marketplace for the easy life on PC, publishers Natsume are attempting one thing new. Not solely is Harvest Moon: Light of Hope the primary recreation within the collection to hit PC, it’s popping out months ahead of the console variations. The recreation is ready to launch November 14 on Steam.
While that’s cool information, there’s purpose to be cautious. There was a cut up within the Harvest Moon lineage a number of years in the past, with a trademark dispute seeing two totally different collection come to be. The unique video games developed by Marvelous Interactive at the moment are localized as Story of Seasons, whereas Harvest Moon is now a technically unrelated collection commissioned by Natsume.
It’s all a bit difficult, however the essential bit is that this: the video games which have just lately held the title Harvest Moon haven’t been excellent. Light of Hope may actually change that – and I hope it does – however a fast glimpse on the trailer above doesn’t present rather a lot of promise, with flat visuals and an ungainly air.
Yet I’d like to be unsuitable, and for Stardew Valley to have a real competitor on PC. Light of Hope is arriving in time for Harvest Moon’s 20th anniversary, and I’m nonetheless hopeful it may well show a worthwhile successor.