Top Upcoming JRPG Video Games of 2019

Enjoy JRPG video games? Look no further, we’ve got some of the most promising JRPG video games launching in 2019. Keep this page bookmarked as we’ll continue to update this list with new video game announcements and information.

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Shin Megami Tensei V

  • Developer: Atlus
  • Publisher: Atlus
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: TBA

Atlus is working on a brand new Shin Megami Tensei video game known as Shin Megami Tensei V. The video game will be set in modern-day Tokyo and bring on various elements featured from past Shin Megami Tensei titles. Unfortunately, not too many details have been revealed for this upcoming title.

What we do know is that the producer Kazuyuki Yamai has stated his intentions on delivering a video game that would be appealing for both as a Nintendo Switch home console or if the player takes the game portably. Likewise, there appears to be more attention going into the demon development this time around, but again, we’ll have to wait and see when the game is fully unveiled.


Unsung Story: Tales of the Guardians

  • Developer: Little Orbit
  • Publisher: Little Orbit
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS
  • Release: 2019

Since its announcement back in 2014 through a Kickstarter campaign, gamers have been eagerly awaiting to play Unsung Story: Tales of the Guardians. This upcoming title is in good hands as developers Little Orbit are following the creative direction of Yasumi Matsuno who was behind Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story.

Played in the style of a tactical RPG, players will follow the stories behind several war heroes from a fantasy world known as Rasfalia. However, the game has been hit with a number of delays and even tossed to a new development studio after it was originally in the hands of Playdek. We’re hoping to hear more about this game soon and that it makes its release of sometime in 2019.


Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey

  • Developer: AlphaDream
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: 3DS
  • Release: 2019

If you haven’t tried out Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story when it first launched on the Nintendo DS in 2009, you’ll be able to get a second chance at it next year. Ten years after it launched, Nintendo is bringing back the video game with an overhaul remake for the Nintendo 3DS. The video game narrative follows Luigi and Mario who finds themselves trapped inside Bowser.

Throughout the journey, Mario and Luigi aid Bowser as he combats Fawful who had taken control of Mushroom Kingdom. Likewise, Nintendo is adding a brand new chapter for the game known as Bowser Jr.’s Journey which is said to showcase what happened behind the scenes that players didn’t see during the initial video game launch. As for the gameplay players will be dealing with turn-based combat along with puzzle solving.


Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: 3DS, PS4, PC, NS
  • Release: TBA (NS)

One of the classic JRPG series is having a release in 2019. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age had already released for most platforms but a port is coming soon for the Nintendo Switch. We’re unsure if there will be any notable differences between the port at this time, but if you have yet to play the latest Dragon Quest main installment then you’ll get another chance on the Nintendo Switch hopefully within this coming  year.

This upcoming title focuses on the world of Lotozetasia after the discovery of an ancient hero who has become reincarnated. Players take on the role of this ancient hero and must save the world from the monsters and troubles that have flooded into the land. As always, you can expect the traditional turn-based battle system to be present within the game as well.

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