Sq. Enix is preserving its end-of-year launch calendar extraordinarily busy. Even should you low cost titles like Star Ocean: The Divine Drive and Valkyrie Elysium, its Change line-up — which incorporates The DioField Chronicle, NieR: Automata, and Disaster Core: Closing Fantasy VII Reunion — is a drive to be reckoned with.
However these are all multiplatform releases or ports — and we all know we have not lined all the things there — however there’s one sport Sq. Enix is releasing that may be a Change console unique. Harvestella was revealed throughout Nintendo’s most up-to-date Companion Direct, and it seems to be like one thing a bit totally different for the RPG developer.
Combining life simulation, farming, and RPG components, this seems to be like the corporate’s reply to Rune Manufacturing unit. With its pretty pastel environments and plush character designs, we’re extraordinarily . Immediately, Sq. Enix confirmed off some new particulars for the sport on its weblog, specializing in the primary city, the sport’s job system, character tales, and the totally different crops you possibly can harvest.
Let’s begin off with a abstract straight from the weblog submit then, lets?
In every day life, you possibly can spend a soothing day farming, fishing, or elevating livestock, earlier than heading to city to socialize and construct your relationships with residents. If you wish to check your fight abilities, you possibly can step right into a dungeon to tackle hordes of monsters with quite a lot of weapons and jobs.
No matter you do, time passes by way of the seasons, Spring, Summer time, Autumn, and Winter. However between each is a fifth season: Quietus! Throughout this time, crops wither and die, and a lethal mud retains individuals trapped indoors.
You’ll have to plan across the altering seasons and the grim inevitability of Quietus, as you try to resolve the mysteries behind this season of demise.
You will begin your journey within the city of spring, Nemea. This stunning lilac-coloured city is stuffed with blossoming flowers all yr spherical, and at night time, the cherry blossoms dance within the moonlight. However the look of an enormous egg on the Spring Seaslight has triggered monsters to look and assault the city’s residents.
Becoming a member of forces with a member of the Argus brigade, Asyl, you will have to journey to the Seaslight to search out out why the egg is inflicting this discord.
Alongside Asyl, you will additionally meet Istina, a trainer who takes care of the youngsters on the city’s orphanage. She has a little bit of a hidden previous, nevertheless, hiding it from the townsfolk and the youngsters, and largely preserving to herself in any other case. However your look within the city will change all of that for her.
We like Istina. She likes studying and he or she’s very clever, and he or she enjoys studying aloud to kids — particularly about the entire world’s totally different places. And we additionally respect her trepidation and her quiet nature.
We’re additionally getting a take a look at a model new job coming to the sport. Becoming a member of Fighter, Mage, and Shadow Walker (which is the coolest sounding job ever, should you ask us), there’s the Sky Lancer.
Okay, perhaps this is as cool sounding as Shadow Walker. It is primarily a Dragoon class that makes use of a lance and focuses on wind factor assaults. It is also fairly good at crowd management apparently!
To be taught new jobs, you could work along with one other character who has that job. Good factor Asyl is a Sky Lancer, then! We’ll be taking that as quickly as we will in our playthrough.
Characters are additionally fairly necessary all through the sport, not simply in battle. It is an RPG, keep in mind! And a life sim. Speaking to the residents is key. These ‘Character Tales’ will deal with the character’s issues, and finishing them will enhance your closeness, whereas additionally granting rewards and fight boosts!
However you will additionally want to reap, fish, and ship objects out too! And you may whip up some delicious-looking dishes with the components you develop, like strawberry shortcake and Nemea bolognese. And that is only a sampling of what you may make with spring season components! The strawberries are referred to as ‘strawbuddies’, although, and that is completely value noting
To make this extra like Stardew Valley or Harvest Moon, you possibly can harvest your crops and fish for…fish, after which ship the products out to earn cash. You do not have to prepare dinner with them, and typically, you will need to save up the pennies to purchase extra items. And you will have to craft some stuff to truly make another issues like wheat.
We’re excited to see what the opposite seasons carry to the sport, and what different jobs we’ll be capable to play as in Harvestella. The sport launches on 4th November, which implies we do not have very lengthy to attend for this one to sprout!
You may learn extra concerning the sport over on Sq. Enix’s weblog submit beneath. And be sure to let us know what you consider these new particulars on Harvestella within the feedback!