The Nintendo Direct Mini had some very big reveals earlier this week, one of which was a brand new IP announced by Square Enix. The company officially revealed Harvestella, a a life-simulation title that seems to take a lot of inspiration from Stardew Valley, which is one of the most popular simulation titles of all time. In the game you will actually farm crops, cook meals, comb through fields for materials, and even milk cows. Among that, you will also relax with other villagers in the area, making this a title that resonates with a “chill” vibe. The game will launch later this year on November 4.
Live the season of death…
Explore a fantasy world, embark on adventures, and build a new life for yourself in #Harvestella, launching on Nintendo Switch and Steam on November 4, 2022: https://t.co/ZGOmU9ES3n pic.twitter.com/FKjhNrWHBi
— Square Enix (@SquareEnix) June 28, 2022
Just like other simulation titles, seasons will change during the game and create a distinct environment with various coloring around the area. The main difference between Harvestella and other sim titles is that Harvestella has a fifth season, Quietus, which is also known as Death Season. You the player must try and find a way to prevent Quietus from destroying your farm life as well as your home. Another excellent addition to Harvestella is the combat. Yes, there is an excellent display of combat and RPG mechanics that also go into this title, which you will need in order to defend your crops, among other things.
It also helps that Harvestella is a fully realized 3D world, complete with a stunning map to boot and some excellent-looking visuals. This will more than likely be on some people’s radars for the holiday season, and since it’s also being released for Steam on PC, that makes it even more accessible in the long run. Either way, Square Enix has our attention, and we can’t wait to check this one out.
Harvestella will officially launch on November 4 for the Nintendo Switch and PC through Steam.