Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition from Rising Star Games and Natsume available today for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4

Latest Release In Beloved Farming and Life-sim Franchise Includes Co-Op Play, A New Marriageable Candidate and Story Content, Plus HaystacksMore!

Global videogame publisher Rising Star Games, in partnership with Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, today releasesHarvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Editionon Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4 across Europe and beyond.

View the Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition trailer here.

Download the press kit here.

The arrival of the latest game in the much-loved series marks 20 years since the first Harvest Moon title was released in Europe, with Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Editioneagerly-awaited by the army of fans of the franchise around the world. The latest release in the franchise speaks to the series’ storied history with a brand new “retro plus” visual style that will bathe gamers in a fuzzy glow of nostalgia, while bringing the series’ gameplay mechanics absolutely up to date with streamlined controls, intuitive menuing and much more.

Appearing for the first time in a Harvest Moon game is two-player cooperative gameplay via Soleil, the gem sprite, who can be controlled by a secondary player for cooperative farming and adventuring. And more exciting still, a Season Pass is also available to players who wish to enhance their experience even further with each of the four planned DLC releases.

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Editionis available now digitally via first-party stores, and also as a physical release at selected retailers across Europe and beyond. In addition, a limited run of a deluxe release, Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Collector’s Editionis also available. The Collector’s Edition contains all of the exciting content of the Special Edition, but also includes the full Season Pass, a hot drinks mug, a tote bag and a selection of pin badges, all lavishly presented in a barn-shaped presentation case. Harvest Moon Light of Hope Collector’s Editionis available for PlayStation®4 and Nintendo Switch™.

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About Harvest Moon

2017 marked the 20th Anniversary of the beloved farming/life simulation franchise, Harvest Moon. The game first released in North America in 1997, and has continued to see a steady rise of popularity and players, making it one of today's most beloved franchises. Harvest Moon is revered for being a non-violent, family-oriented game for everyone, and there have been more than 30 games released in the series. A full history of the games in the franchise can be seen here: http://www.natsume.com/current_game/games/hm20th/index.html  

Players can follow the latest news for all of the beloved Natsume franchises at www.natsume.com and by scooping all of the latest Natsume updates, contests, screen shots and more at www.natsume.com/facebook and www.twitter.com/natsume_inc . 

About Natsume Inc.

Natsume Inc. is a worldwide developer and publisher that specialize in unique and family-oriented interactive entertainment software for a variety of platforms. Most known for publishing Reel Fishing and Harvest Moon, Natsume is dedicated to producing quality video games.  For more information about Natsume Inc. visit www.natsume.com

About Rising Star Games

Rising Star Games is a privately held video games publisher with a global reach. With operating offices in Europe and USA the company publishes video game entertainment across all gaming platforms from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and via Steam. With decades of combined experience and a genuine passion for interactive entertainment, Rising Star Games is proud of its ever-expanding and enormously diverse catalog of over 130 titles. www.risingstargames.com

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