Top Upcoming Action RPG Video Games Of 2019

Note: This article was updated in June of 2019.

There are definitely a few action RPG titles that we can’t wait to play in 2019. If you enjoy this video game genre then keep our list bookmarked. We’ve included the best video game titles that are slated to release within 2019. However, as time goes on, we expect even more fantastic video games to be announced for the genre. As such, we’ll keep this listed updated with new information and brand new video game title announcements.

Likewise, take a look at our picks for the best action RPG titles of 2018.


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Shenmue III
  • Developer: Neilo, Ys Net
  • Publisher: Deep Silver
  • Platforms: PC, PS4
  • Release: November 19, 2019

After what felt like eons of being stuck in development hell, Shenmue III will finally hit store shelves in August of 2019. This game has had a cult following for years with the first two titles being one of the more treasured video game titles of its time despite being a commercial failure.

Years later Yu Suzuki, series creator, unveiled Shenmue III during an E3 conference in 2015. Seeking help from the fans, the development team was able to fund the game production where players will follow Ryo Hazuki as he searches for his father’s killer.

Since the video game’s announcement, we have been hit with a few delays with the title most recently set for launch in 2018. However, a new delay that will supposedly allow the developers to further polish the game has pushed the game back until August of 2019 for the PC and PlayStation 4 platforms.


Warhammer: Chaosbane
  • Developer: Eko Software
  • Publisher: Bigben Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: June 4, 2019

If you’re looking for a new dungeon crawler to enjoy with a group of friends then we suggest looking at Warhammer: Chaosbane. This is a four-player capable title where players are tossed into a world filled with battles as seek out powerful artifacts from the old world. This is a hack-and-slash title with four different classes to choose from, each with their own unique skills and equipment. Best of all, this is designed around with multiplayer in mind and that doesn’t mean just online based multiplayer. Gamers who prefer the couch co-op experience then you’re in luck as again, up to four players can hop on and enjoy the game.


Astral chain
  • Developer: Platinum Games
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: August 30, 2019

If you enjoyed the works development team Platinum Games has been delivering over the past few years then you’ll want to keep tabs on Astral Chain. During February’s Nintendo Direct we were shown off this new video game title which definitely has the same vibe and action-packed gameplay that is found in the Bayonetta series. We don’t know what exactly the story will be about yet, from the announcement trailer we see two police officers teaming up and taking down some large beasts through means of various chains and weaponry. Unfortunately, that’s all we really got from Nintendo at the current moment, but we do know that this title will be coming out on August 30, 2019, so more information will likely come out during this year’s E3 expo event.


Final Fantasy 7 Remake
  • Developer: Square Enix Business Division 1
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: TBA

Final Fantasy is a staple franchise for the RPG genre and arguably the biggest title within the series to hit store shelves was Final Fantasy VII. The video game was key for several gamers to get turned onto the RPG genre as a whole, but since its initial release on the original PlayStation console, fans have been pleading for Square Enix to go back and remaster the game for today’s latest consoles.

While speculation, rumors and teases have been around for a number of years, Square Enix officially confirmed that the PlayStation 4 platform during E3 2015 Sony press conference would see the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake. However, that doesn’t mean the game wouldn’t come with its share of changes.

Instead of being released fully, Final Fantasy VII Remake would release episodically. It turns out that by doing an episodic release, developers would not be forced to make any unwanted cuts. Furthermore, going the episodic route, developers have the opportunity to include new additions, though just what new content will be included remains to be seen.

Another big change to the upcoming remake is that the title will be losing its traditional turn-based combat. Players will find that the combat would be changed to a more traditional action RPG gameplay.


Cyberpunk 2077
  • Developer: CD Projekt Red
  • Publisher: CD Projekt
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: TBA

Cyberpunk 2077 is the next big title release from developers CD Projekt who you may be familiar with for The Witcher series. The video game is set in the future where it seems that most of the humanity has fallen on hard times after big corporations and companies took control of modern life.

Likewise, there seems to be an emphasis on augmentations for humans which will help them in various tasks. We expect some similarities in regards to the Deux Ex franchise but we’re still waiting for more information to be released on that front.

We’re also interested in seeing just how well CD Projekt delivers after their success with The Witcher series, especially since the upcoming title doesn’t already have source material for the developers to go off from.