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Square Enix Announces Harvestella for Switch and PC

Square Enix Announces Harvestella for Switch and PC - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 July 2022 / 1,625 Views

Square Enix has announced life simulation RPG, Harvestella, for the Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. It will launch worldwide on November 4.

View the announcement trailer below:

Read details on the game below:

In a vibrant and colorful world, players will tend their crops, befriend the townsfolk, overcome threats, discover the origins of the world and the truth behind the calamity along the way.

The story begins when the player wakes up in the middle of “Quietus,” a calamity that comes with each change of season and threatens all life.

Quietus

A season of death that comes at the turn of each season. Crops wither and the dust of death prevents people from even walking outside. It is said that the duration of Quietus is getting longer each year.

World

Players will be able to explore the various cities and dungeons of the world: “Nemea Town,” where cherry blossoms bloom all year round, “Seaside Town Shatolla,” with a lively bar scene, “Lethe Village,” with its beautiful colors of the four seasons, and the snow-covered “Holy Capital Argene.” In order for players to reach the “Seaslight,” the four giant crystals that govern the seasons, they must cross a beautiful yet rugged path.

Daily Life

Vegetables, grains, and fruits can be grown on fields and shipped for money or used as crafting materials. They can also be used for cooking, where recipes can have the effect of recovering HP or temporarily increasing stats, which will be useful while on adventures. At home, players take care of their animals: the round bird “Cluffowl,” the dignified goat “Woolum,” and their pet “Totokaku,” which may lead to nice rewards.

Comrades

Players will encounter new friends, such as “Shrika,” a missionary in search of a new faith, “Heine,” a flirtatious and handsome mechanic, “Asyl,” a descendant of the Wind Readers, and “Aria,” a mysterious girl who says she has come from the future. By facing their problems and their different ways of life, you will gain a better understanding of your allies.

Combat 

During battle, switch instantly between a wide variety of jobs, like the “Fighter,” who unleashes quick sword techniques, the “Shadow Walker,” who deals lethal blows with twin swords, or the “Mage,” who specializes in magic attacks, to be victorious. Take on strong enemies by targeting their weak points and then eliminate them with a powerful Double Break attack.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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14 Comments
SanAndreasX (on 28 June 2022)

So it's basically Square Enix's Harvest Moon/Rune Factory? Looks good. Sign me up.

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Kakadu18 (on 28 June 2022)

It looks very promising and much more polished than Rune Factory 5.

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DonFerrari (on 28 June 2022)

Very pretty game.

Will it be permanent or temporary exclusive? Will we see people complaining that it is exclusive to Steam on PC like we see everytime there is an exclusive for Epic Store?

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deerox DonFerrari (on 28 June 2022)

Why would anyone complain that the PC version is exclusive to Steam?
That's the store that everyone uses.

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Chazore deerox (on 28 June 2022)

Exactly, it's the most used store, the most lauded client with useful features and modding support, like why would anyone complain when most are on Steam?.

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DonFerrari deerox (on 28 June 2022)

Because when they complain of other stores having exclusive content it is made as some kind of moral ground. Glad to see it was just hypocrisis.

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deerox DonFerrari (on 28 June 2022)

What moral ground are you talking about?

Most people just don't like EGS and hate that Epic pay developers to put their games exclusively on that store.

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DonFerrari deerox (on 29 June 2022)

But don't hate when Steam get the exclusivity that certainly had no money paid to be on Steam and Switch right?
Double standard at it finest.

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deerox DonFerrari (on 29 June 2022)

They don't care if it's exclusive to a store that they want to use.

They do care if it's exclusive to a store that they don't want to use.

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Chazore DonFerrari (on 29 June 2022)

See there is a core difference you are either not aware of or omit from your memory, but Valve do not go out of their way to pay devs to not sell on other storefronts.

Epic does this, all the time, they've been doing this since they opened up shop and they haven't steered away, despite Steam sales for the majority of those temp exclusives being objectively better for the devs in the long-run.

There is no hypocrisy when one company offers you free tools, a larger userbase to access, and doesn't feel the need to want to snuff the competition deliberately on purpose, especially from a company like Epic, that willingly insulted and left the platform in the first place.

I cannot fathom how ppl willingly forget what Epic said about PC gaming all those yrs ago and act as if it never happened, while Valve stuck with the ship that Epic thought was sinking/worthless.

I still remember that time when a game dev talked about how dated last gen systems were, and how insulted console gamers felt,. There was even a thread of that topic on this very site and ppl slagged the dev off, so how is that fair, but not when it's Epic?, that's actual hypocrisy right there, no one should forget nor forgive easily when a company insults and abandons you.

But to put it into Tl:DR; Valve doesn't bribe ppl to stay on Steam, Epic does, devs fully choose by themselves to stay with Steam due to the tools/network/visibility offered.

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SanAndreasX deerox (on 28 June 2022)

Because every time a game is released for a loader other than Steam, there's a huge torrent of Internet rage.

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Chazore SanAndreasX (on 29 June 2022)

I mean, I can see why, ppl want to be able to buy where they are, instead of being told to buy where they do not.

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Chazore DonFerrari (on 28 June 2022)

Who complains about sticking themselves to a store like Epic?.

Steam has the most features and users on it's platform as well as JRPG support, while Epic has hardly any of that, besides having to bribe SE to only secure temp exclusivity of AAA titles and a few select indie titles.

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Zkuq DonFerrari (on 28 June 2022)

I would sure like to see it elsewhere as well, but of all the major services it could actually be exclusive to, Steam is by far the smallest evil.

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