By Aaron Evangelisti / July 22nd, 2019
If you are waiting for the PC release of Idea Factory’s Dragon Star Varnir you’re going to have a little longer. The dragon based JRPG was originally going to launch on Steam this September. You shouldn’t have to wait too long though, as it’s only been pushed back to October, for optimization purposes.
Dragon Star Varnir first released on the PS4 in October of 2018 in Japan, and Jun 11th of this year in North America. The North American version was subjected to some minor censorship due to recent content policy of Sony’s American branch. Thankfully, for those looking to play the game as the developers intended, these changes seem like they will not be included in the Steam release, as it will be using art assets from the Japanese version.
Dragon Star Varnir takes place in a world where witches are cursed to give birth to dragons. The player assumes the role of a knight tasked with killing witches, however he finds himself working alongside three said witches while he fights dragons. The game makes use of a unique tier system in combat, where the player can position themselves among three different vertical levels to avoid enemy attacks, or set traps. You can also devour dragons to obtain their abilities and level up. Throughout the game you can decide if you want to save the witches or sacrifice them. Your choices will effect the games ending.
Dragon Star Varnir is set to be released this coming October for PC via Steam, and is out on PlayStation 4 for $59.99 USD. Checkout the press release below for more information:
LOS ANGELES, CA., July 22, 2019 – The epic dragon JRPG,
Dragon Star Varnir™, was originally set to arrive on Steam® this September. The release window date is now set to release in October 2019 for better optimization. Originally released on the PlayStation®4, the Steam version will include all gameplay and art content from the Japanese version, as well as English, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese subtitles.
Taking place in a world where witches are cursed to give birth to dragons, one man tasked with hunting them soon finds his own fate intertwined with his former enemies. Fight against dragons in turn-based, midair combat, using tiers, transformations, and more to weaken them and devour their abilities! The fate of three witches is in your hands – will you choose to save them or sacrifice them to gain items and skills? Your decisions will change the course of the game!
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. Pummel dragons toward traps placed above, below, or near enemies. 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.
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