The console versions of Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, titled Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition, will feature a new character named Soleil, co-op play, and a Season Pass, publishers Natsume and Rising Star Games announced.
Here is an overview of the new additions, via Natsume:
Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition players will meet Soleil, a Gem Sprite whose origin is shrouded in mystery. Being a Gem Sprite, Soleil is unfamiliar with the world outside of the dark caverns. It will be up to players to introduce Soleil to the wonders of the outside world!
Soleil will also guide players through the new Co-Op Play. Grab a friend, and they’ll be able to control Soleil and help out on your farm using Soleil’s Gem Sprite magic! Soleil will be able to grow crops, tend livestock, and gather materials. Farmwork has never been so easy!
What’s more, Soleil is also a marriageable candidate! When Soleil develops feelings for the main character, they will take on a human form!
A Season Pass will also be available to players who want access to all four planned downloadable contents the game will feature. All four downloadable contents are designed to enhance and offer more of a unique Harvest Moon gameplay experience!
And here is a brief overview of the game itself:
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 storm 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!
Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition is due out for PlayStation 4 and Switch in May.
Watch a short trailer highlighting “Co-Op Play” below. View character artwork of Soleil at the gallery.