Square Enix's fantasy life simulator involves farming, Llamas and killing demonic knights
Square Enix has revealed more details about their upcoming fantasy life simulation RPG Harvestella, including a better idea of the plot as well as certain locations and the job system that players will encounter and use during their time in the game.
The game will be released soon on the 4th of November.
Our protagonist awakes on a hill near Lethe Village, having been saved by a doctor named Cres.
A meteorite-like object blazes through the sky and falls to the north of Lethe Village. A wounded Omen is found inside the object. Omens are said to be the root source of the calamity befalling this world. The protagonist begins their new life, living in a vacant house on the hill and watching over the Omen.
The player will always wake up in your bed at home. Whether you choose to work in the fields or go adventuring, your activities during the day are entirely up to you. However, the actions you can take will become more limited as you start to feel sleepy. Make sure to go home and go to sleep before the night is over.
We’ve also got our first look at some of the locations that players can explore throughout the game:
Lethe Village: A village in the vicinity of the Fall Seaslight and near the hill known as Bird’s Eye Brae, where the protagonist makes their home. Since Lethe is reasonably close to all the Seaslight, it experiences the four seasons. There are all kinds of useful shops in Lethe Village, where you can find everyday essentials or make preparations before setting out on an adventure.
Higan Canyon: The way to the Fall Seaslightpasses through Higan Canyon, characterized by its striking foliage that blazes a deep crimson. In pursuit of the girl who departed for the Seaslight, the protagonist heads into the depths of Higan Canyon. A wild Unicorn may even appear, is it a friend or foe? You’ll have to play the game to find out.
Omens are hated and feared by humans. They cover themselves in thick armor and carry out investigations on the Seaslights although their motives are unknown. Because of such actions, a good number of people suspect the Omens are behind the occurrence of Quietus. The Omens are shrouded in mystery and we know little of what their true objective is.
One such Omen is Dianthus. As she heads towards the Fall Seaslight for her purposes, she becomes unable to move in Higan Canyon. After being saved by the protagonist, they continue towards the Fall Seaslight together.
Harvestella has a job System where each job has unique weapons and uses characteristic skills. By recruiting a character with a certain job, the player-controlled protagonist will also become able to use that same job. Changing jobs will also switch your outfit.
Break Gauges/Special Attacks
Stronger enemies such as bosses have 4 types of “elemental weakness”. Attacking their elemental weaknesses fills up Break Gauges that will increase the damage towards enemies and enables you to activate a one-time-only special attack during a battle.
Special Fall Product
Some products can be harvested all year round, while some kinds of fruit and vegetables can only be harvested in a particular season! Savor the seasonal work on the farm and the cuisine particular to each season.
You will sometimes receive letters in your mailbox. They might contain presents from the mayor or words of thanks from people you’ve helped. Some letters may even lead to the start of a new story.
Pets and Livestock
In the area around your house on Bird’s Eye Brae, you can keep a pet and even rear livestock. Ride your pet Totokakuto and travel quickly around the world map.
Building animal pens near your house on Bird’s Eye Brae will allow you to rear cluffowl and Woolums. Rearing livestock will allow you to obtain eggs and milk, which you can then use in your cooking.
Havestella is launching for Nintendo Switch on November 4th, 2022.