Compile Heart RPG Dragon Star Varnir Delayed On PC Until October

Published: July 23, 2019 9:00 AM /


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Dragon Star Varnir has been delayed on PC. The game was originally meant to launch on Steam in September, but will now release for that platform in October.

Developer Compile Heart and publisher Idea Factory say the delay is to ensure "better optimization". We don't know exactly what that means, but it's a safe bet the game wasn't quite working on PC the way the devs intended. It's not all doom and gloom for Varnir fans though. The Steam version of Dragon Star Varnir will include all gameplay and art from the Japanese PS4 version of the game. You'll also get English, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese subtitles.

Originally released on PS4, Dragon Star Varnir follows Zephy, a knight whose role is to hunt down witches. Zephy is saved from the brink of death by two witches and learns that all in his world is not quite as it seems. He must set forth on a quest which will involve battling an empire, fending off relentless dragon hunters, and learning the truth of his nature. You can check out the overview trailer for Dragon Star Varnir below:

Gameplay-wise, Dragon Star Varnir is a JRPG with turn-based battles and overworld exploration. Combat takes place across three tiers in midair. To ensure victory, you'll need to consider your positioning and what your enemy's weaknesses are. Devouring enemy dragons will grant you unique skill trees which can then be used to customize your characters. You'll also need to weigh up the fate of three witches in your care, each of whom needs dragon blood to survive.

We don't know exactly when Dragon Star Varnir will land on Steam, but we know it'll be in October. You can wishlist the game on Steam while you wait.

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