Dragon Star Varnir Game's Opening Trailer Reveals Summer Release in West
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Idea Factory International began streaming the opening movie trailer for Compile Heart's Dragon Star Varnir (Ryūsei no Varnir) PlayStation 4 game on Thursday. The video introduces the game's main characters and features Rico Sasaki's song "When I...." The trailer also reveals that the game will launch physically and digitally in North America and Europe this summer. The game was previously slated to launch in the West this spring.
Idea Factory International previously noted that it has modified two CG scenes for the Western release.
Idea Factory International describes the game:
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…?
The game shipped in Japan on October 11.
The game has multiple character designers, who each designed a different character. The game's cast and character designer are as follows (from left to right in image above):
(Note: character name romanizations are not official)
- Daiki Abe as Zefy (designed by Riruru Meikyū)
- Sayaka Senbongi as Minessa (designed by Hyperdimesnion Neptunia's Manamitsu)
- Ayaka Fukuhara as Karikaro (designed by Mary Skelter and Death end re;Quest's Kei Nanameda)
- Hisako Tōjō as Laponette (designed by Record of Agarest War and Genkai Tokki's Katsuyuki Hirano)
- Sachika Misawa as Charlotta (designed by Fairy Fencer's Tsunako)
Compile Heart president Norihisa Kochiwa is credited as the game's producer. Makoto Kitano (Moero Chronicle) directed the game. Falcom is credited for "dragon cooperation." Motoi Sakuraba (Tales of Zestiria, Valkyrie Profile, Star Ocean) composed the game's main theme and battle music. Toshiaki Takayama (Dragon Drive, Valkyria Revolution) is credited for "giant dragon design."