Idea Factory International announced that Dragon Star Varnir will launch on the 11th of June in North America, and on the 14th of June in Europe. Alongside the release date announcement, Idea Factory also revealed a new Battle System trailer that explores new and previously mentioned battle systems: 3-Tiered Battle System, Traps, Giant Dragons, Devour Skill/Dragon Core, and Dragon Awakening.
- 3-Tiered Battle System: Players will experience a battlefield that is split into 3 levels: Top, Middle, and Bottom. Players are able to move freely during battle and can position their party members in different formations to achieve additional stat boosts!
- Traps: Think two steps ahead of your enemy! Plant traps for added damage in battle to defeat those pesky dragons. Once a trap has been placed, players will need to use a physical attack to knockback the enemy into the trap. The physical attack can push up, down, and back into a trap!
- Dragon Awakening: Attacking an enemy during battle accumulates a character's Dragon Gauge! Once the Dragon Gauge is maxed out, then a Dragon Awakening will occur, which transforms a character into a powerful being with added stats to defense and attack. If the Dragon Awakening is ignited when a character's HP is low, it will cause a Rogue Dragon Awakening. In this state, your attack power and escape rate may increase, but your defense will be greatly lowered, so be careful!
In addition, the game's official website has been updated with new screenshots, which you can check out below, and character profiles for Faria, Monet, Chiquita and Pio. This update also provides new details on the Little Sisters System, a game system where players can obtain rare items or rare skills, but at a price.
Whenever you return to The Witches' Den base, you are met with the little sisters separate from your party members. Each sister has a satisfaction meter, where giving them dragon meat or blood will increase the meter. Feeding the sisters can provide players rare items to use in-game. However, feeding them will also cause dragon growth gauge will also begin to fill. Once the dragon growth gauge maxes out, a dragon will burst forth from the sister. Devour their dragon form to get rare skills! This system forces players to choose between obtaining great power or the lives of the people you care about.
Dragon Star Varnir will be available exclusively on PS4.