It'll be an RPG kind of autumn.
NieR:Automata: The End of YoRHa Edition was a pretty safe bet for today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase. Square Enix’s surprise for the day came in the form of their brand-new life simulation RPG, Harvestella.
We’ll start with the former. Available now for digital and physical pre-order, the post-apocalyptic action RPG NieR:Automata: The End of YoRHa Edition will launch October 6, 2022.
The physical edition will feature symbolic artwork by Character Designer Akihiko Yoshida on the front cover and will include new reversible box art featuring A2, designed by Concept Artist Koda Kazuma.
The critically acclaimed NieR:Automata, directed by YOKO TARO and developed by PlatinumGames Inc. in partnership with SQUARE ENIX, delivers a masterful mix of action and RPG gameplay through a gripping, thought-provoking storyline. Players battle as androids 2B, 9S and A2 in order to reclaim the world from the machine lifeforms and uncover long-forgotten truths about humanity. NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition features the award-winning base game and the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC, which includes three challenging colosseums and additional costumes. Players can also download the free 6C2P4A118680823 DLC when the game arrives to the Nintendo Switch. This Nintendo Switch exclusive DLC features six new costumes and four new accessories that can change appearances of your playable characters. It also includes two pod skins based on characters from the popular mobile title NieR Re[in]carnation.
More information is available at nierautomata.square-enix-games.com.
Following a month after the release of NieR:Automata, Harvestella will arrive for Switch on November 4, 2022. In this new life simulation RPG, players will experience a beautiful world that changes with the flow of the seasons as they tend to crops, befriend townspeople and explore challenging dungeons.
The game will feature concept art by Isamu Kamikokuryo (FINAL FANTASY® XII) and music by Go Shiina (Tales series). In HARVESTELLA,
HARVESTELLA is set in a vibrant and colourful world where four giant crystals called “Seaslight” create a stable change between the four seasons. The adventure begins as abnormalities in the Seaslight begin to appear, creating the “Quietus,” a season of death that takes place between the naturally occurring four seasons. During the Quietus the crops wither and people cannot venture outside, and troublingly, these seasons are mysteriously growing longer with each year.
In this life simulation RPG, players will grow and tend to crops, use ingredients to cook and craft items, and venture into the overworld, which vibrantly changes based on the season, to visit different towns, interact with townsfolk, go fishing and more. Players can select from various Jobs, such as Fighter, Shadow Walker, and Mage, and venture into dungeons with their party to discover the origins of the world as well as the truth behind the calamity along the way.
Harvestella will be available in digital and physical editions, with pre-orders opening at “a later time.” For more information, visit www.harvestella.com.