Harvestella showcases 30 minutes of gameplay; new details on game cycle, Lethe Village, Higan Canyon, omens, the Assault Savant job, combat, and more
Square Enix has offered several more details on fantasy life simulation RPG Harvestella.
In addition to being featured in a Nintendo Treehouse live stream for a roughly 30-minute presentation, Square Enix also shared many new screenshots and details regarding new locations, Omens, combat, and more.
The Harvestella gameplay can be seen in the video below at 49:00.
You can find new details regarding story, Omens, combat, and more below. New screenshots can be found in the gallery.
Harvestella is set to release on November 4 for Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam). For more information on Harvestella, you can check out:
- Details on the town of Nemea, Istina, the Sky Lancer job, character stories, and fishing
- The announcement details including main characters, daily life, socializing, and Fighter, Shadowalker, & Mage jobs from June 2022
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.
You will always wake up in your bed at home. Whether you choose to work the fields or to 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!
A village in the vicinity of the Fall Seaslight and near to 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 adventure.
The way to the Fall Seaslight passes through Higan Canyon, characterised 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.
It seems as though the protagonist will be heading for the Seaslight with an Omen they encountered on the way...
Is the abrupt appearance of a unicorn the arrival of a friend…or foe?
Omens are hated and feared by humans. They cover themselves in thick armour 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. What is their objective?
“For now though, I must do something to calm the Seaslight."
Dianthus is an Omen – the race said to be the cause of Quietus. 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.
Jobs have unique weapons and use 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 also switches 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.
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!
In the area around your house on Bird’s Eye Brae, you can keep a pet and even rear livestock. Ride your pet Totokaku to travel quickly around the world map!
Your Totokaku isn’t just for travel – sometimes it might dig something up...!
Feed your Totokaku to help it grow and become stronger. As it levels up, it will be able to do more things during travel!
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.
Special Fall Produce
Some produce can be harvested all year round, while some kinds of fruit and vegetables can only be harvested in a particular season! Savour the seasonal work on the farm and cuisine particular to each season.