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Square Enix’s Harvestella is a new life sim farming game with a deadly twist

Farm crops, make friends, save the town

Cass Marshall is a news writer focusing on gaming and culture coverage, taking a particular interest in the human stories of the wild world of online games.

Harvestella is a new life simulation RPG from Square Enix, and it looks like an intriguing take on a chill vibes genre of game. If you’re familiar with games like Stardew Valley, a lot of Harvestella will look familiar to you: You’ll farm crops, cook delicious meals, and trek through fields to collect materials. You chill with villagers and milk cows.

Seasons will flow from one to another, coloring the environment in distinct ways. But where things get interesting is that beyond spring, summer, fall, and winter, Harvestella has a different season, Quietus, also known as the Death Season. The protagonist, Ein, must find a way to stop Quietus from wreaking havoc on their farm and home.

We also got to see what combat looks like in Harvestella, with some RPG-style combat. This is a full 3D world, which is an interesting perspective on a life simulator. Harvestella is set to be released on Nintendo Switch and Windows PC via Steam on Nov. 4.

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