Harvestella: Quietus Dungeon, Cooking Deliveries and the Day One Update

Learn about some more activities in the game, including a new dangerous dungeon. And what’s in the day one update?
By Duncan Heaney

Quietus is nearly upon us!

In mere days, on November 4, 2022, HARVESTELLA launches for Nintendo Switch and Steam. This brand new life simulation RPG lets you live a richly rewarding existence in a new world, while working to solve the mysteries of Quietus - the season of death.

This new phenomenon happens in the interim between seasons - and it more than lives up to its title. A strange dust spreads across the land, killing crops and forcing the inhabitants to take shelter.

It’s up to you to discover what’s causing this deadly season - and put a stop to it. …if you want. You can also choose to spend your day farming crops, raising livestock, fishing, or hanging out with your friends. It’s your life, and you can live it however you like.

In previous articles, we’ve looked at Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter in the game - today, we’re going to take a quick look at the fifth season: Quietus itself, and discuss what’s changed from the demo too!

Quietus Dungeon

During Quietus - and only during Quietus - a mysterious dungeon becomes accessible. The interior is somewhat strange…

You enter this deep dungeon from a well, which you’ll find in a certain location…

Defeat the fearsome enemies that await you on each floor and press on further into the deepest depths of the dungeon.

New job: Lunamancer

Your weapons and abilities in battle are determined by the Jobs you have equipped. By recruiting characters with a particular job, your protagonist will be able to use it, too.

Release is nearly upon us, but we have time to reveal one more job: the Lunamancer!

This job excels at wide-range magic attacks and weakening enemies. It can perform attacks that take advantage of the planet's huge mass.

Daily Life: Cooking Deliveries

Over the last few months, we’ve shown you many drool-inducing shots of the delicious food you can cook in HARVESTELLA. But what can you do with it?

You can eat it or sell it, of course, but you can also use it to fulfill cooking deliveries!

Residents of the different towns you visit on your adventure may sometimes ask you for a particular dish.

By cooking and delivering their requested dish, you can earn a range of rewards including money and new recipes.

Conellu Dolls

In a certain town, a hideout lies quietly nestled away.

It is said that the owner of this hideout, Chief Conellu, will exchange any Conellu Dolls you find and hand over for some great stuff.

Conellu Dolls can be found in all kinds of places, lying around towns or in dungeons.

Pick them up and claim your reward from Chief Conellu!

Updates to HARVESTELLA from the Demo Version

The full version of HARVESTELLA features a day one update that refines and improves features based on feedback from the Nintendo Switch demo. These include:

Longer days

We’ve reduced time lapse speed on the world map and the field, so you have longer to farm, fish, chat, explore or anything else you want to do!

Fishing is more fun

The hit time for fishing has been reduced, making the activity more rewarding.

Switch jobs faster

The cooldown time for job changes has been reduced, meaning you can switch roles more frequently in combat. It makes it easier to pick the right Job for the… um… job.

The Mage job attacks more quickly

Some players found the Mage job’s strikes a little slow, so its normal attack speed has been increased.

More warning when you’re low on HP

A new warning effect has been added that lets you know when a character’s HP is low. This extra information should help keep your party on their feet in tougher battles!

Additional updates

The full version of HARVESTELLA has also received a number of additional improvements, including:

  • Partially reduced loading time
  • Modified UI during save and auto-save
  • Various assorted bug fixes

Please note that all of the above updates are coming to the full version of HARVESTELLA only - the demo won’t be updated.

HARVESTELLA launches November 4, 2022 for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam!

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