Harvestella details the most dangerous season of all: the Quietus

Harvestella speeds up the Quietus, details additional activities and more in the latest pre-release preview.

Harvestella details the most dangerous season of all: the Quietus

  • Gender: RPG, Life Sim, Sandbox
  • Developped by: Square-Enix
  • Published by: Square-Enix
  • Release date: November 4, 2022
  • Price: $59.99
  • Platforms: Windows (Steam), Nintendo Switch

In just one day (or even less, depending on when you read this), Square Enix’s Harvestella slice-of-life game will be released. This totally original new IP is Square’s own mix of Fantasy Action RPG and Harvest Moon. Since they’ve already discussed all of the game’s major seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter), today they’re discussing the most dangerous of them all: the Quietus.

Job Class Harvestella Lunamancer

Job Class Harvestella Lunamancer

Called by some the season of death, the Quietus is the most terrifying and unnatural phenomenon. It will be up to the player, and his plants, to discover his secrets.

Wake Quietus

The Quietus at Harvestella is quite a destructive event. Instead of a gentle summer heat or a gentle autumn breeze, people are treated to various sandstorms. These storms bring such high winds and debris that it’s hard for people to breathe, not to mention animals and wildlife.

Down the wishing well we go

Down the wishing well we go

The citizens of Harvestella must take refuge and wait out events, taking refuge whenever possible. During these Quietus events, a unique dungeon opens. The Quietus Dungeon is only accessible during these terrible storms, yet it has quite the appeal for them.

Quietus Hard Dungeon

Quietus Hard Dungeon

Hidden under a well is a labyrinthine cave system, right under people’s noses. These pathways lead deeper and deeper to fierce and deadly creatures. What awaits those explorers brave enough to fight the depths is anyone’s guess at this time.

The Lunamancer job class in Harvestella

The Lunamancer complements the various Exotic job classes such as Avenger, Mechanic, Woglinde, and Pilgrim. This Harvestella job class excels in the use of Gravity Magic.

The moonmancer rejoices in the magic of gravity

The moonmancer rejoices in the magic of gravity

If this sounds like the dark magic we see in all Final Fantasy games, the Lunamancer should be a pure magic-based class. In Harvestella, they are portrayed as making heavy use of large area of ​​effect abilities that can potentially fill the screen. They can also weaken their enemies, making them easier to take out by the rest of your party.

Perhaps we can expect to see skills and abilities like Demi, Graviball, or Gravitystrike. Just like other job classes, once the player has recruited a Lunamancer character to their party, they can also use this profession.

Collectibles and Deliveries

Harvestella has quite a to-do list. Like any life sim, there seems to be never an end to the possible activities. We have seen that players can manage their crops, tend to livestock, or even cook delicious meals. Players can even explore the four major cities, befriend people, and even wander around the world map.

Harvestella Delivery Side Quests

Harvestella Delivery Side Quests

Now the team has confirmed that Cooking Deliverys will be another side activity to add to the pile. This should be a perfect way to use up all the different ingredients we plant. Different members of towns can request specific dishes from players. If they’re up for the challenge, cooking and giving them to NPCs will reward players with cash and possibly even more recipes to try.

Chef Conellu collects... Conellu dolls?

Chef Conellu collects… Conellu dolls?

Next is a small collectible called the Conellu doll. Like any RPG, there are hidden treasures to be found in the strangest places and the farthest corners. In Harvestella, a certain chef is looking for these adorable Conellu dolls that look like Vivi from Final Fantasy IX. These dolls can be found in various places. The dolls can then be exchanged for various and often wonderful rewards.

Improved Harvestella

Harvestella recently released a demo on the Nintendo Switch. Reception was generally positive at the time, but there was one resounding complaint that the developers heard pretty clearly. Apparently, there aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything the players set out to do (much like in real life, I guess).

Conellu collectibles are hidden around the world

Conellu collectibles are hidden around the world

As such, the days will be much longer in the full version of the game. Players will be able to do everything they love with no less pressure to cram everything into a short amount of time. This speed adjustment will apply to both the open world map and main gameplay loops.

In terms of combat, this will be more apparent whenever your character is at low health. A brand new warning will be put in place to make sure you know when to recharge your HP! Job switching is also made more seamless by reducing its cooldown. Players should be able to chain together attacks from different professions much more easily now.

Explore during the Dangerous Quietus

Explore during the Dangerous Quietus

Other improvements include reduced loading times and other bug fixes. Unfortunately, only the main game will be updated. The demo version will remain as is.

Stardew Final Fantasy

Harvestella releases November 4, 2022 on Nintendo Switch and PC only. The title comes together pretty well. If you’re looking for more titles releasing in November, check out our list of RPGs for that month.


For more information, check out Sony reveals Playstation VR2 will launch in February 2023 and Atomic Heart announces February 21, 2023 release date.

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