Natsume Inc. and Rising Star Games have announced that Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition will be releasing on Nintendo Switch in May 2018, hitting stores at $39.99/ €39.99.

After a successful launch on Steam last year, this 'Special Edition' of the game will feature some brand new features that are only available on console versions of the game. Hiro Maekawa, President  & CEO of Natsume, has said the following:

"Harvest Moon fans have been eager to experience the series on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, so we are happy to be able to give them a date to put on their calendar! The Special Edition has new features made specifically for console gamers that we will be unveiling throughout the coming months. We also look forward to sharing some special bonuses to go along with the game. Fans should definitely stay tuned as we lead up to the launch this spring!"

In this addition to the series players are tasked with rebuilding a town which gets destroyed in a storm. To do this, a whole host of activities are available such as growing crops, tending livestock, and gathering materials for repairs, allowing the player to make new friends, start a family, and eventually save the town. If you're interested in the game, why not check out our very early impressions from an early development build - we thought the game showed a lot of promise on Switch even then.

Are you ready for another dose of Harvest Moon? Feel free to shout out your excitement in the comments below.