Top Upcoming Action RPG Video Games Of 2019

The Surge 2
  • Developer: Deck13 Interactive
  • Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Note: Trailer and images are from The Surge.

After the success of The Surge, developers Deck13 Interactive are working on the sequel for a release in 2019. This is a science fiction action RPG that took inspirations from the Souls series but in a futuristic setting. From The Surge, we know that the planet has been slowly dying with most of the resources were used up causing environmental diseases.

If you enjoyed the first title, then you can expect a more finely tuned sequel with some slight changes. For instance, this upcoming sequel, players will be able to completely customize their character, combat will be harder and furthermore, the game will be set in a bigger open-world environment.


Anthem
  • Developer: BioWare
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Developers BioWare tends to have a positive track record when it comes to their deep narrative RPG journeys. With titles such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect, and Dragon Age, we have big expectations when it comes to their next upcoming release, Anthem.

Anthem is set in the distant future where humanity has colonized other planets. So far what we know about the game is that players will be on a hostile alien planet where most of humanity lives behind closed off walls. Players will take on the role of a Freelancer which is a member of an organization that solely explores the open world.

However, before players can leave behind the wall, they will need to use specialized suits which will help traverse the world and likely help fight off the hostile creatures that may show up.


The Division 2
  • Developer: Massive Entertainment
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 15, 2019

Tom Clancy’s The Division is making a return in 2019. The sequel is slated to follow just a few months after the events of the first installment where players find themselves battling a new enemy. A brand new civil war has broken out after the corrupt government officials begun to make life increasingly difficult for the innocent civilians seeking refuge.

Players will step back into the role of an agent within The Division as they attempt to bring peace and order back into The United States of America. Much like the previous installment, this is a third-person shooter with RPG elements sprinkled about.

Within the game, players can team up and go through various missions or game modes such as the introduction of Raids. We’re still a bit off from the release of the game so we’re waiting to hear more details regarding the leveling and progression system.


Kingdom Hearts III
  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PS4, XBO
  • Release: January 29, 2019

We’ve waited years for the third main installment to the Kingdom Hearts franchise. The game is slated to release on January 29, 2019, where gamers can once again join up with Sora as he battles evil and meets new friends across the various Disney themed planets.

This was always a fantastic action RPG series as it blended Final Fantasy characters with Disney themed worlds. Much like past installments to the series, gamers will battle enemies with the help of your party members and magic spells. Of course, there is also a barrage of melee style attacks to use though we’re eager to see what combat changes, if any, are present in Kingdom Hearts III.

Likewise, this third installment is releasing not only on the PlayStation 4 but will be branching off from the Sony exclusive console lineup by also launching on the Xbox One platform as well.


Devil May Cry 5
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Platforms: PC, XBO, PS4
  • Release: 2019

During E3 2018, Capcom revealed that a new installment to the Devil May Cry franchise will be coming out in 2019. Devil May Cry 5 will take place a few years after Devil May Cry 4 where Nero will once again have to fight off against a new demon invasion.

Combat will be fluid and fast-paced much like what the series is known for, however, there are not too many details on the game quite yet. We only got a small trailer for Devil May Cry 5 so we imagine that a more proper unveiling with gameplay details and mechanics are underway.