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■ The Town of Spring: Nemea
Welcome to Nemea!
In this beautiful town, flowers bloom all year round due to the influence of the nearby Light of the Spring Sea.
—Concept art by Isamu Kamikokuryo.
Nemea at night
Once night falls, the town shows a different side.
Cherry blossoms dance against the night sky in a dreamlike spectacle.
The story of Nemea
Despite its beauty, there is trouble in the town of Nemea. A giant egg has appeared in the Spring Seaslight, one of the giant crystals that rule the seasons. Since then, unknown monsters have been flying into the city and attacking the residents!
When you visit Nemea, you become involved in Seaslight’s investigation, along with Asyl, a member of the Argus Brigade who protects the city.
You can see the Spring Seaslight from the viewing platform in Nemea.
His group sets out to investigate the Seaslight…
…but what will you find waiting for you there?
■ Resident of Nemea: Istina
Next, we will introduce you to one of the memorable characters you will meet in this flourishing place: Istina.
Istina is a teacher who lives with the children of the town orphanage.
She is intellectual, quiet, and rarely shows her emotions openly. She likes to read about different places in the world and often reads aloud to the children.
This is how she spends her days and is loved by the townspeople. However, it is said that she came to Nemea only a few years ago.
Upon meeting the protagonist, he must face the past that he has kept hidden…
■ Adventure [396 articles]” href=”https://www.gematsu.com/genres/adventure”>Adventure: Jobs
When it comes to battle, you have access to multiple jobs, which define the weapon and abilities you can use in combat. The last time we showed you the Fighter, Mage, and Shadowwalker jobs, this time we revealed the Sky Lancer.
This job uses a spear and excels at physical attacks with wind attributes. Because it learns many wide-range abilities that take advantage of the lance’s range, the Sky Lancer comes in handy when facing multiple enemies!
When you recruit a character who has a certain job, the protagonist will also be able to use that job! In the screenshot above, you can see how working with Asyl has unlocked the Sky Lancer for use!
■ Socialization: stories of characters
The characters that can join you in battle as allies and other important characters each have their own character story.
These stories focus on the problems faced by each character.
As you progress through a character’s story and learn more about each character’s thoughts and feelings, your closeness to them will increase. This grants a variety of benefits in combat, and you can even receive rewards!
■ Daily life: special spring products
Farming is one of the many activities of daily life that you can do in HARVESTELLA. By planting crops and diligently caring for them, you will be able to harvest them to sell or use for crafting and cooking. [1 article]” href=”https://www.gematsu.com/genres/cooking”>cooking.
Some produce can be harvested throughout the year, but some types of fruits and vegetables can only be grown during a specific season. Here’s a look at some spring crops you can grow:
—Friend of the straw
These crops can be used as ingredients in delicious foods. Here’s a look at some of them. Apologies if this makes your stomach growl!
—Peach and rose mousse
—Zucchini and ground beef sandwiches
Of course, there are many more types of spring specials you can grow and many more meals to prepare. But posting more photos of food would be cruel, so we’ll let you find out for yourself.
■ Daily Life: Fishing
Fishing is another way to happily pass the hours in HARVESTELLA. You will be able to do it when you get a fishing rod.
Find a fishing spot, and you can cast your line and catch some fish. As with the crops that grow on your farm, you can send fish for money or save it for use in cooking.
What you can catch depends on your location and other conditions. Maybe you can even catch more than just a fish…
You can even upgrade your fishing rod, allowing you to catch even rarer fish!
■ Daily life: shipping
You can earn money in HARVESTELLA sending fruits and vegetables that they harvest from their fields.
You can use machines that you have designed to create processed products, which are shipped for an even higher price.