The humble farming simulator has become to go-to game to relax and unwind with over the years. Older players will remember the Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons, whereas younger gamers will have started with Stardew Valley. Whatever you position, one more to add to the list is never a bad thing. And that new one goes by the name of Homestead Arcana, out today on Xbox Series X|S and PC. Xbox Game Pass subscribers can also download it and play straight away.
Conversely to many other farming simulators, you are not playing as a farmer. You are instead playing as a Witch. That is because as well as farming, Homestead Arcana has another side to it.
The world you explore has been overtaken by an entity known as the Miasma. In here it changes creatures to become more deadly, to the point where only a Witch can master the magic and spells needed to survive the Miasma and find out the secret behind it.
On your journeys into the Miasma you will uncover new plants, ingredients and spells. Using these new items, you can help grow your farm and in-turn be able to journey even deeper into the Miasma.
And let’s not forget your furry feline friend, Huckleberry, who will be accompanying you on your journey as well.
If all this sounds up your street, Homestead Arcana is on the Xbox Store now priced at £16.99. And as mentioned before, Xbox Game Pass subscribers are able to access this on day one too. Stay tuned for your review and let us know in the comments below if you will be picking this one up.
Become a farming Witch and pioneer the range that has been mysteriously corrupted with Miasma. Discover the secret behind its appearance, grow plants to power up your spells, and use nature’s magic to heal the land. Create Your Own Farm Build your very own homestead from the ground up. Discover new plants and tend to your ever-growing garden to heal the land and make it your own. Venture into the Miasma and Discover Its Secrets Survive the deathly Miasma, where dangerous warped creatures roam free, and explore it to find its secrets. Find new powerful plants and spells to grow your garden Bring back new plants and spells, grow your homestead, then journey even deeper into the corrupted land in search of new seeds, recipes, and knowledge. Become an All-Powerful Witch and Wield Nature’s Magic to Heal the World Tap into the strength of nature to craft spells and ready yourself for the mysterious challenges ahead as you work with your friendly cat familiar, Huckleberry to beat back the deathly Miasma.