Square Enix has unveiled Harvestella, a brand-new life simulation RPG that seems to have drawn significant inspiration from role-playing farming games that include Stardew Valley. Similar to ConcernedApe’s acclaimed 2016 title, Harvestella invites players to a lush world with different seasons, one where they’re charged with tending to crops, meeting townspeople, adventuring in dungeons, and more. Harvestella will be released for Steam and Nintendo Switch on November 4, 2022. Pre-orders have already begun for the PC version, and a physical edition for the Switch will also be available.
HARVESTELLA is set in a vibrant and colourful world where four giant crystals called “Seaslight” create a stable change between the four seasons. The adventure begins as abnormalities in the Seaslight begin to appear, creating the “Quietus,” a season of death that takes place between the naturally occurring four seasons. During the Quietus the crops wither and people cannot venture outside, and troublingly, these seasons are mysteriously growing longer with each year.
In this life simulation RPG, players will grow and tend to crops, use ingredients to cook and craft items, and venture into the overworld, which vibrantly changes based on the season, to visit different towns, interact with townsfolk, go fishing and more. Players can select from various Jobs, such as Fighter, Shadow Walker, and Mage, and venture into dungeons with their party to discover the origins of the world as well as the truth behind the calamity along the way.