Last August, well-known VN localizer JAST announced through Twitter the release date for ninetail‘s dungeon crawler RPG GEARS of DRAGOON: Fragments of a New Era. It was originally meant to release on September 28th, but ended up being delayed to October 20th – the Steam version got delayed again until October 23rd. Upon release, the 18+ DLC for the Steam version will be available on JAST as well!
GEARS of DRAGOON: Fragments of a New Era, also known as GEARS of DRAGOON 2, was released by ninetail back in 2016 in Japan. ninetails is an eroge publisher that releases games containing gameplay distinct from the usual click-and-read familiar to VN readers. Known for working on titles such as the Venus Blood series with fellow Studio Kyuubi imprint dualtail, ninetail celebrated its 10th year anniversary with the release of GEARS of DRAGOON: Fragments of a New Era, the spiritual successor to the first GEARS of DRAGOON game. JAST calls the game Ninetails’ magnum opus, drawing inspiration from classic JRPGs with its intense combat and immersive top-down exploration.
Set in a world where magic reigns supreme, players will find themselves exploring Carnas, a city-state founded on a thriving arcane culture. But with the rise of individuals that use mechanical wonders to do their bidding, the city’s balance is threatened, causing unrest among its citizens. As two conflicting ideologies battle for superiority, the secrets underneath the city start to be put to light.
The game features over 50 hours of story content coupled with engaging dungeon-crawling gameplay and a cast of over 20 characters with high-quality Japanese voice acting.
Welcome to the enchanting city-state of Carnas, a realm steeped in arcane wonders, governed by skilled magic users. Yet, beneath its cobblestone streets and towering spires lies an unexpected contrast—the Dragonschaft, a labyrinth filled with forgotten technology and mechanical mysteries. This underworld, teeming with monstrous creatures and remnants of an extinct machine-driven civilization, waits silently beneath the bustling life of Carnas. Meet Rustar, a young adventurer imbued with curiosity. Bearing his father’s final words and a unique talent—the mastery of both magic and machinery—Rustar dares to venture into the depths of the Dragonschaft. His journey takes an unexpected turn when Percy, a fiery young woman wielding an ancient artifact, crosses his path. With their destinies intertwined, Rustar and Percy delve deeper into the Dragonschaft. The resurgence of a mechanical civilization within its depths disrupts the magical balance Carnas has maintained for centuries. As echoes of a forgotten era stir, so too do the ancient gears of fate, thrusting our heroes into a quest that will forever alter their lives and the course of Carnas. Prepare for an epic journey in 'Gears of Dragoon: Fragments of a New Era'. Challenge the labyrinth, unlock the secrets of the past, and shape the future of Carnas.