Today Idea Factory International announced a release date for the Nintendo Switch port of Compile Heart’s JRPG Dragon Star Varnir.
The game is coming to North America and Europe on August 3, following the launch on PS4 and PC all the way back in 2019.
The press release clarifies that the Switch version will come with all the art from the original Japanese release like the PC version, and unlike the PS4 version, which was slightly censored.
It will also include all the previously-released DLC out of the box. Physical copies will be available through the IFI Online Store and Limited Run Games with pre-orders beginning on July 6.
If you’re unfamiliar with Dragon Star Varnir, here’s an official description.
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.
He is brutally mauled by a dragon on one mission, but as he gasps his last breath, two witches save him by feeding him dragon blood – a death-defying magical substance that also grants him new witch powers.
Their fates now intertwined, Zephy reluctantly joins the witches against a slew of enemies: 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 and MORE – Take flight in this turn-based RPG, duking it out against enemies and vicious Giant Dragons in three vertically-oriented tiers. Freely position your party members within the tiers to find unique formations to increase physical or magical attacks, and even your defenses! Exclusive to the Nintendo Switch™ version, additional weapons, armor, and level caps previously only available for purchase on other platforms are now included FREE in-game!
- Awaken Your Inner Dragon – Fill up your Dragon Gauge during battle to harness the power of dragons, drastically increasing your armor and unlocking special abilities! Transforming at low health ups the ante with more powerful attacks but weakened defenses.
- Welcome to Devour Hour – Use the Devour skill on a weakened dragon to obtain skill trees from the enemy. With multiple dragons roaming the land, players can customize unique skill sets for each character!
- 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? Your choices will alter the storyline!
If you’d rather get the PS4 or PC versions, they’re already available and localized in English. At the moment, it isn’t known when the Switch version will make the jump to the western market. We’ll have to wait for word from Idea Factory International.