Publisher Square Enix and developer Live Wire have released new information and screenshots for life simulation action RPG HARVESTELLAintroducing more of the story, game cycle, fall locations, more about jobs and combat, and more.
Check out the details below.
Our protagonist wakes up on a hill near Lethe Village, rescued by a doctor named Cres.
A meteorite-like object shoots through the sky and falls north of Lethe Village. An injured Omen is found inside the object. It is said that omens are the cause of the calamity afflicting this world. The main character starts their new life, living in an empty house on the hill and watching over the Omen.
You always wake up at home in your bed. Whether you choose to work in the fields or go on an adventure, your activities during the day are completely up to you. However, the actions you can take become more limited as you start to feel sleepy. Make sure you go home and go to sleep before the night is over!
—The Seaslight during regular seasons.
—The Seaslight during Quietus.
■ Fall Locations: Lethe Village
A village near the Fall Seaslight and near the hill known as Bird’s Eye Brae, where the main character makes his home. Since Lethe is fairly close to all Seaslight, it experiences the four seasons.
—Lethe Village during the day.
—Lethe Village at night.
There are all kinds of convenient stores in Lethe Village where you can find the daily necessities or make preparations before going on an adventure.
■ Fall Locations: Higan Canyon
The road to the Fall Seaslight passes through Higan Canyon, characterized by its striking foliage that glows a deep crimson red.
In pursuit of the girl who left for the Seaslight, the main character ventures into the depths of Higan Canyon.
—Higan Canyon during the day.
—Higan Canyon at night.
—It looks like the main character is heading for the Seaslight with an Omen they encountered along the way…
—Is a unicorn’s abrupt appearance the arrival of a friend…or an enemy?
Higan Canyon Encounter: Dianthus
“For now, though, I need to do something to calm the Seaslight…”
Dianthus is an Omen – the breed that is said to be the cause of Quietus. While going to the Fall Seaslight for her purposes, she can no longer move in Higan Canyon. After being rescued by the main character, they move on together to the Fall Seaslight.
■ Who are the omens?
Omens are hated and feared by people. They don thick armor and conduct research on the Seaslights, although their motives are unknown. Because of such actions, a large number of people suspect that the Omens are behind the appearance of Quietus. The Omens are shrouded in mystery. What is their purpose?
■ Adventure: Jobs
Jobs have unique weapons and use characteristic abilities. By recruiting a character with a particular job, the player-controlled protagonist can also use that same job.
A job that uses science and martial arts, it can use skills to change the characteristics and effects of its regular attacks.
-Switching jobs also changes your outfit!
■ Adventure: Break Meters / Special Attacks
Stronger enemies such as bosses have four types of ‘elemental weakness’.
Attacking their elemental weaknesses will fill Break Meters that increase damage to enemies and allow you to activate a one-time special attack during combat.
Respective elemental gauges are located at the top left of the battle screen. The gauges are in a “Break State” once full, allowing you to deal more damage to enemies.
You can learn special attacks by strengthening your bond with your comrades.
Special attacks can be activated as soon as Break Meters move side by side into a Break State.
■Special Autumn Products
Some products can be harvested all year round, while some fruits and vegetables can only be harvested in a certain season! Enjoy the seasonal work on the farm and the cuisine that belongs to each season.
Kitchen with autumn products
—Lantern Pumpkin Gratin
—Lethe Egg King Cake
—Tomato & Eggplant Cheese Baking
Plus many more types of fall products and dishes!
Sometimes you get letters in your mailbox. They can include gifts from the mayor or thanks from people you’ve helped. Some letters can even lead to the beginning of a new story!
■ Daily Life: Pets
In the vicinity of your home on Bird’s Eye Brae, you can keep a pet and even livestock. Ride your pet Totokaku to quickly travel across the world map!
Your Totokaku isn’t just for traveling – sometimes he digs something up…!
Progress / Growth
Feed your Totokaku to help it grow and become stronger. As it levels up, it can do more things while traveling!
■ Daily Life: Livestock
By building animal houses near your house on Bird’s Eye Brae, you can raise cluffowl and woolums. By raising livestock, you can obtain eggs and milk, which you can then use in cooking.
In addition to eggs and milk, there are certain things you can obtain by strengthening your bond with your livestock. You can increase the number of animals you can care for by building more animal houses.
Making pet food
Feed can be made with the Feed Maker processor.
HARVESTELLA will be released worldwide on November 4 for Switch and PC via Steam. Read more about the game here and here.