By Michael Fontanini / June 29th, 2018
It’s now been just over 20 years since the Harvest Moon franchise began. Now Rising Star Games is teaming up with Natsume Inc. to launch its latest entry, Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition, on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Europe. It had already launched in some other regions. The new game includes a new “retro plus” visual style, with nostalgic graphics harkening back to the series’ past. At the same time, it aims to make the gameplay mechanics of the series up-to-date with streamlined controls, intuitive menus, and more. They also released a brand new launch trailer today for you to check out:
The press release says the game is available now digitally at 1st-party stores, while the physical release is available for purchase at selected retailers “in Europe and beyond”. There is also a limited run of a deluxe release, known as Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Collector’s Edition. Of course, the collector’s edition contains everything from the special edition, but with some extra goodies. These include the season pass, as well as a hot drinks mug, a tote bag and a selection of pin badges. All of that is presented in a barn-shaped presentation case.
Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition also brings two-player co-op gameplay to the series for the first time. It comes in the form of Soleil, the gem sprite, who can be controlled by a second player. This allows for cooperative farming and adventuring. There is also the season pass, which includes all four of the planned DLCs.
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