Natsume today announced Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, coming to Switch, PS4, and PC. This’ll be the first Harvest Moon game on PC, although as you may remember, it’s not really a Harvest Moon game. The real Harvest Moon is now called Story of Seasons.
Saying its not a Harvest Moon game isnt quite right.
The same basic elements are still there as the proper bokujou monogatari series, and natsume owns the rights to harvest moon. So when marvelous decided to get their own localization team for the original series its a sink or swim situation for natsume.
Sure their new games have been middling so far, but tossing it aside without a chance would be like tossing any new megaman, castlevania, halo, or dead or alive games just because the original direction has left.