By Nick Benefield / June 5th, 2019
Back in March, Idea Factory announced that it would be localizing Dragon Star Varnir for PlayStation 4 in both North America and Europe. Initially released in Japan back in late 2018, that version was also exclusive to the PlayStation 4. That exclusivity will soon end though as a Steam release has now been confirmed for both North America and Europe. You can find a brief description of Dragon Star Varnir’s story and some of its key features in the quoted text below.
In a world where the bones of an ancient beast tower over the land…
The Knight Zephy is part of an order whose role is to hunt down witches – people seen as cursed beings for giving birth to dragons.
When he is almost killed on one of these missions, two mysterious witches save him from the brink of death by feeding him dragon blood.
Granted new magic abilities by their efforts, he soon finds his fate intertwined with the witches and reluctantly joins them to fight against an Empire out to destroy his kind, ruthless dragon hunters, and a witch more powerful than any in existence.
Can they fight all this and save themselves, or will his new allies succumb to the dragon’s curse…?
3 Tiers to Fear – In this unique take on the classic turn-based battle system, players take flight and charge at dragons in three vertically-oriented tiers. Strategize how you position your party members as certain dragons have strengths and weaknesses depending on what tier you attack from. Some giant dragons can also swipe through all three tiers, so tread carefully!
Awaken Your Inner Dragon – When attacking an enemy during battle, players fill up their Dragon Gauge. Once maxed, they can transform and harness the power of dragons, drastically increasing their armor and unlocking abilities!
Welcome to Devour Hour – Once an enemy dragon is weakened, players can utilize the Devour skill to obtain a skill tree unique to that dragon. With multiple dragons roaming the land, players can explore different dragon skill trees and combinations that can lead you to victory!
Madness or Riches? – Three witches depend on you to bring them dragon’s blood as food. Starve them, and they go mad. Overfeed them, and they become a dragon! Will you keep them alive or sacrifice them to obtain rare items? The choice is ultimately yours, but each decision you make can change your ending.
While the PS4 release will hit shelves next week, no hard release date has been provided for the Steam version at this time. This press release does come bundled with some great news though:
[…] the Steam version will include ALL gameplay content in the Japanese version, as well as English, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese subtitles.
If you saw the announcement article back in March for the PS4 localization, you may have seen that that version is being censored in several CG scenes due to the recent changes to Sony’s content policies. It does appear though that the localized Steam version will not share this same fate. For more screenshots and additional gameplay information, take a trip to the official Dragon Star Varnir website. Also, let us know in the comments below what your thoughts are on this localization and if you plan on picking up a copy later this year.
SOURCE: Press Release
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