Idea Factory International will release the Switch version of Dragon Star Varnir in the west this summer, the company announced. A physical edition will be available through IFI’s Online Store and Limited Run Games. Pre-orders for the latter begin on June 15 at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET.
Dragon Star Varnir first launched for PlayStation 4 in October 2018 in Japan, followed by June 2019 in the west. A PC version was released via Steam in October 2019 worldwide. The Switch version launched today in Japan (May 27).
Here is an overview of the game, via Idea Factory International:
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…?
- Battles Take Flight – Fight enemies midair in a unique, vertically-oriented battle system. Strategically position your party at different tiers to attack and disable the enemy’s skills, one level at a time!
- Enter the Dragon – Perform enough attacks to unleash the dragon within, transforming each character to unlock devastating skills and newfound strength during battle!
- Become the Dragon – Weaken an enemy dragon to devour its element! When the element is pierced into a character, they can absorb that dragon’s skill tree. But at what cost…?
- 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 ultra rare items and skills? Your choices will change the game’s endings!
Watch the opening movie below.