So far Idea Factory International advertised Compile Heart’s upcoming JRPG Dragon Star Varnir only for PS4, but today they announced a PC release.
The game will be released on Steam within 2019, and it’ll include all gameplay content in the Japanese version, as well as English, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese subtitles.
If you’re not familiar with the game, you can read an official description 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. 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.
The mention that the PC release includes all “gameplay content” in the press release is interesting, as the PS4 version is slightly censored. We reached out to Idea Factory International to clarify whether the PC version will be completely uncensored.
Update: Idea Factory International got back to us and promised that “all” the original content is included in the Steam version of the game.
If you’d rather get the PS4 version, that’s Dragon Star Varnir will release on the console in just a few days on June 11 in North America, while European fans will have to wait three days longer until June 14. If you want to take a look at the game, you can check out the latest trailer.