Ary and the Secret of Seasons Patch Update

Ary Key Art
New PC patch now live as of October 15th!
Gameplay:

  • Add one extra chest.
  • Fix Backtrack softlock inside the Autumn temple.
  • Fix Slide deadlock in Ostara region.
  • Fix Iris in the autumn temple not opening when backtracking.
  • Remove monolith inside Lammastid city.
  • Fix camera zoom while changing costumes.
  • Fix AI getting stuck after a while on low-end PC.
  • Update credits.

Achievements:

  • Fixed the “Distracted Intollerent” Achievement, now matching 100% the description.
  • The “Speedrun” Achievement is now easier: load times and cutscenes are no longer counted in the played time.
  • The Achievement for unlocking chests now count ALL chests, not only chests that give coins.
  • Fixed the “Heart Breaker!” Achievement unlocking at 19 hearts instead of 20.

Audio:

  • Fixed issue with audio after playing the Winter Golem fight
New Xbox One updates now live as of October 14th! 
  • Long hair is now an equipable hat
  • Enemies drop coins when they die
  • Duplicate resolutions are no longer displayed in settings
  • Coins in chests and shop prices rebalanced
  • Adjusted colliders in the Hyena Cache and Ostara City
  • Improved platforming section in the wooden tower in Yule by adding a fixed camera
  • Fixed issue with costume changing at beginning of game
  • Lammastide quest for retrieving firewood now works correctly if you die
  • Added teleporters to boss key rooms
  • Fixed misc issues with translations, including system language handling and incorrectly translated strings
  • Allow reentry to Hyena Cache after leaving
  • Retroactive save fixes for quest progression blockers (We Need A Hero, A Royal Audience)
  • Prevent damage to player during dialogues
  • Fixed soft lock during final phase of the Winter Golem boss fightFixed exploit involving using the slingshot while climbing
  • Improved visuals for some waterfalls in Yule
  • Polished cutscene at the entrance to Ostara Castle
  • Fixed costume during the dance cutscene at Ostara Castle
  • Updated Slingshot mesh
  • Herbalist quest in Yule is now completable even if you die and reload during it
  • Wig quest in Yule now completeable when dying during quest
  • Retroactive save fixes for quest progression blockers (We Need A Hero, A Royal Audience)
  • Added support for keyboard and controller remapping
  • Added support for inverting X axis
  • New tutorial for using the Summer Season added to the Muscari boss fight
  • Added additional save slots and save backup slot
  • Added ability to disable specific side quests from displaying
  • Landmarks now turn grey on the map after discovery
  • Fixed Ary becoming invisible after death and cutscenes
  • Fixed softlock after receiving quest ‘We Need a Hero’ in the Dome of Seasons
  • Fixed softlock during the Winter Temple boss fight where the player would spawn too far away from the boss to complete the chase sequence
  • Main quest no longer resets after dying to traps during the Ostara Mines chase sequence
  • Disabled fast travel in temples to prevent softlock on reentering
  • Prevented Muscari from attacking during boss fight while alert box is open
  • Fixed softlock caused by entering the Spring Temple before completing the Autumn Temple
  • Added music to the end of the Muscari boss fight
  • Removed double jump boots and slingshot from store to fix main quest progression issues
  • Fixed water disappearing in Ostara City on very low graphic settings
  • Chest in Summer Temple now contains more than 0 coins
  • Fixed graphical glitch where grass was semi-transparent in winter on some hardware configurations
  • Fixed graphical glitch where the Lilypad hat was semi transparent in winter
  • Slingshot now disabled while climbing
  • Player can no longer change costumes while not idle
  • Some German translations fixed (thanks John!)
  • Fixed Muscari mace remaining in inventory after completing Ostara Mines
  • Fixed unequipped hat reappearing in cutscenes
  • Pull help notification no longer shows up while swimming
  • Ary no longer appears with long hair during cutscenes
  • Boss health bar no longer stays around after defeating boss
New PS4 updates now live as of October 9th!
Gameplay:
  • Fixed Trophies not unlocking when not playing the game in 1 session
  • (If you have a savefile where you think some Trophies should have already been unlocked, Go to the Dome of Seasons, see if you can interact with the blue book in the central area. If there are trophies to fix, the book should have an interaction popup saying “Celestial Reward”. When interacting, the missing trophies should now unlock.)
  • The Trophy “Speedrun” is now easier: load timesand cutscenes are no longer counted in the played time
  • The Trophies for unlocking chests now count ALL chests, not only chests that give coins
  • Fixed the “Heart Breaker!” trophy unlocking at 19 hearts instead of 20
  • Trophy “Speedrun” is now easier: load times and cutscenes are no longer counted in the played time
  • Trophies for unlocking chests now count ALL chests, not only chests that give coins
  • Rebalanced prices in shops after making enemies drop coins
  • Rebalanced rewards from chests after making enemies drop coins
  • Added Long Hair as a hat, to be worn with any costume
  • Added a savepoint in the cave of the quest “The Herborist”
  • Added a dropshadow under Ary. Useful when platforming.
  • Improved localization. All text should now be translated in the correct language
  • Improved multiline text in non-roman written languages
  • Added teleporters to get out of boss rooms easily
  • Improved colliders in Ostara
  • Improved colliders in Hyena Cache
  • Fixed NPC icons that were visible when they shouldn’t be
  • Added new rotating camera on the Yule Elevator to ease platforming
  • Disable the use of fasttravel, costumes and hats at the beginning of the game
  • Fixed issue with the “Firewood” quest
  • Fixed memory leak that could cause the game to run slower than expected
  • Fixed FOV slider in settings.
  • Added a fallback for users that saved in a level that no longer exists
  • Fixed instant kill in Insane difficulty when doing the Target Practice quest
  • Update Autumn Temple bosskey room exit
  • Fixed Ary being stuck in the “Ticket to Ostara” quest when talking to an NPC
  • Fixed Ary getting stuck in autumn temple when reloading at a specific savepoint
  • Fixed AI failing to move to Ary after playing for a while
  • Added 1 extra chest
  • Fixed issue with season bubble after changing regional season in Lammastide
  • Fixed Camera getting further away from Ary on each costume change
  • Fixed infinite saving when spamming close button on the ingame menu
  • Fixed infinite sliding in Ostara
Graphics:
  • Fixed floating pink item in Hyena combat tutorial
  • Fixed cutscenes where the bosskey was already in the door before Ary had it
  • Improved Ary’s window of attack to better match the animations
  • Fixed wrong sorting order on launching the game
  • Fixed missing floor in winter temple
  • Updated credits
Audio:
  • Fixed issue with audio after playing the Winter Golem fight

Update!! (As of September 25, 2020)

A new patch is now available on Steam. It includes:
  • Long hair is now an equipable hat
  • Enemies drop coins when they die
  • Duplicate resolutions are no longer displayed in settings
  • Coins in chests and shop prices rebalanced
  • Adjusted colliders in the Hyena Cache and Ostara City
  • Improved platforming section in the wooden tower in Yule by adding a fixed camera
  • Fixed issue with costume changing at beginning of game
  • Lammastide quest for retrieving firewood now works correctly if you die
  • Added teleporters to boss key rooms
  • Fixed misc issues with translations, including system language handling and incorrectly translated strings

Update!! (As of September 23, 2020)

Nintendo Switch users will now find an available patch for Ary and the Secret of Seasons when launching the game while connected to the internet! You will find the following fixes in this patch:

  • Fixed performance issues when game is launched docked
  • Fixed game crashing when exiting Hyena Cache after loading a save
  • Fixed crash in final golem boss fight

Update!! (As of September 18, 2020)

Today we released new updates for Ary and the Secret of Seasons on Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. These updates aim to fix some of the most common bugs and issues we have seen reported by our community. Again, we appreciate your feedback and will continue to make updates to the game!

New fixes for Steam version of the game, effective 9/18/20:

  • Allow reentry to Hyena Cache after leaving
  • Retroactive save fixes for quest progression blockers (We Need A Hero, A Royal Audience)
  • Prevent damage to player during dialogues
  • Fixed soft lock during final phase of the Winter Golem boss fightFixed exploit involving using the slingshot while climbing
  • Improved visuals for some waterfalls in Yule
  • Polished cutscene at the entrance to Ostara Castle
  • Fixed costume during the dance cutscene at Ostara Castle
  • Updated Slingshot mesh
  • Herbalist quest in Yule is now completable even if you die and reload during it
  • Wig quest in Yule now completeable when dying during quest
  • Retroactive save fixes for quest progression blockers (We Need A Hero, A Royal Audience)

New fixes for PlayStation 4/Xbox One:

  • Added support for inverting X-axis
  • New tutorial for using the Summer Season added to the Muscari boss fight
  • Added additional save slots and save backup slot
  • Added ability to disable specific side quests from displaying
  • Landmarks now turn grey on the map after discovery
  • Fixed Ary becoming invisible after death and cutscenes
  • Fixed softlock after receiving quest ‘We Need a Hero’ in the Dome of Seasons
  • Fixed softlock during the Winter Temple boss fight where the player would spawn too far away from the boss to complete the chase sequence
  • Main quest no longer resets after dying to traps during the Ostara Mines chase sequence
  • Disabled fast travel in temples to prevent soft-lock on reentering
  • Prevented Muscari from attacking during boss fight while alert box is open
  • Fixed softlock caused by entering the Spring Temple before completing the Autumn Temple
  • Added music to the end of the Muscari boss fight
  • Removed double jump boots and slingshot from store to fix main quest progression issues
  • Fixed water disappearing in Ostara City on very low graphic settings
  • Chest in Summer Temple now contains more than 0 coins
  • Fixed graphical glitch where grass was semi-transparent in winter on some hardware configurations

Update!! (As of September 8, 2020)

Thank you for playing Ary and the Secret of Seasons and experiencing all Valdi has to offer. We have been listening to you regarding issues experienced during your time playing and have been hard at work resolving them. Today, we have launched a patch that will fix the issues mentioned below on the Steam version of the game. We will update you all on the console patch very soon!

New fixes for Steam version of the game, effective 9/8/20:

  • Added support for keyboard and controller remapping
  • Added support for inverting X axis
  • New tutorial for using the Summer Season added to the Muscari boss fight
  • Added additional save slots and save backup slot
  • Added ability to disable specific side quests from displaying
  • Landmarks now turn grey on the map after discovery
  • Fixed Ary becoming invisible after death and cutscenes
  • Fixed softlock after receiving quest ‘We Need a Hero’ in the Dome of Seasons
  • Fixed softlock during the Winter Temple boss fight where the player would spawn too far away from the boss to complete the chase sequence
  • Main quest no longer resets after dying to traps during the Ostara Mines chase sequence
  • Disabled fast travel in temples to prevent softlock on reentering
  • Prevented Muscari from attacking during boss fight while alert box is open
  • Fixed softlock caused by entering the Spring Temple before completing the Autumn Temple
  • Added music to the end of the Muscari boss fight
  • Removed double jump boots and slingshot from store to fix main quest progression issues
  • Fixed water disappearing in Ostara City on very low graphic settings
  • Chest in Summer Temple now contains more than 0 coins
  • Fixed graphical glitch where grass was semi-transparent in winter on some hardware configurations
  • Fixed graphical glitch where the Lilypad hat was semi transparent in winter
  • Slingshot now disabled while climbing
  • Player can no longer change costumes while not idle
  • Some German translations fixed (thanks John!)
  • Fixed Muscari mace remaining in inventory after completing Ostara Mines
  • Fixed unequipped hat reappearing in cutscenes
  • Pull help notification no longer shows up while swimming
  • Ary no longer appears with long hair during cutscenes
  • Boss health bar no longer stays around after defeating boss

Posted September 1, 2020:

On behalf of eXiin and Modus Games, thanks for your continuous support of Ary and the Secret of Seasons! We hope you are enjoying your time in Valdi so far, and for everyone else, we cannot wait for you to master the seasons and become the hero of your own story. Ary was a very ambitious project for both of our teams, and we will be continuously monitoring your feedback to address any issues, bugs, or general problems along the way to make sure everyone has the best experience possible. We have already identified a few issues which we are working on resolving right away.

Nintendo Switch Known Issues

  • Low FPS when the game is launched while docked. This can be fixed by undocking and redocking or booting the game in handheld
  • In “Escape from the Mines” chase, if you die at a trap during the chase the main quest resets. To avoid the issue, reload the game and avoid dying to traps. Note: if you get the issue, you can continue playing as normal, but your quest display will be outdated
  • During the Winter Golem boss fight, if you stop moving after cutting the rope, the game soft locks. To avoid the issue, reload the game and continue running after the Winter Golem after cutting the rope
  • In rare instances, using fast travel to exit a temple after retrieving the boss key prevents completion of some temples
  • In rare instances, death causes Ary to become invisible, requiring a reload of the game
  • Ice golems in Winter Temple may spawn invisible. They are visible on reload, but progress is still possible by defeating them while invisible
  • English strings displayed for some NPC chatter instead of translated strings if playing in other languages
  • World / terrain disappears in several areas at specific player viewpoints
  • Collision is missing from some objects like barrels in Ostara City
  • Some NPC quest indicators do not disappear after talking to the NPC in some cases.

Playstation 4 and Xbox One Known Issues

  • Screen tearing
  • Low FPS in specific areas (for example, Winter Temple boss fight)
  • In “Escape from the Mines” chase, if you die at a trap during the chase the main quest resets. To avoid the issue, reload the game and avoid dying to traps. Note: if you get the issue, you can continue playing as normal, but your quest display will be outdated
  • During the Winter Golem boss fight, if you stop moving after cutting the rope, the game soft locks. To avoid the issue, reload the game and continue running after the Winter Golem after cutting the rope
  • In rare instances, using fast travel to exit a temple after retrieving the boss key prevents completion of some temples
  • In rare instances, death causes Ary to become invisible, requiring a reload of the game
  • Ice golems in Winter Temple may spawn invisible. They are visible on reload, but progress is still possible by defeating them while invisible
  • English strings displayed for some NPC chatter instead of translated strings if playing in other languages
  • World / terrain disappears in several areas at specific player viewpoints
  • Collision is missing from some objects like barrels in Ostara City
  • Some NPC quest indicators do not disappear after talking to the NPC in some cases

PC/Steam Known Issues:

  • In rare instances, using fast travel to exit a temple after retrieving the boss key prevents completion of some temples
  • In rare instances, death causes Ary to become invisible, requiring a reload of the game
  • Ice golems in Winter Temple may spawn invisible. They are visible on reload, but progress is still possible by defeating them while invisible
  • English strings displayed for some NPC chatter instead of translated strings if playing in other languages
  • World / terrain disappears in several areas at specific player viewpoints
  • Collision is missing from some objects like barrels in Ostara City
  • Some NPC quest indicators do not disappear after talking to the NPC in some cases

If you see a bug not reported above, please let us know in the comments or through our Discord. We will continue to monitor feedback and bug reports and keep you, the community, up-to-date with the progress.

– The Modus Games Team