Top Upcoming RPG Video Games Of 2019

Note: This article was updated in June of 2019.

2019 is vastly approaching and as we get ready for the new year, there are all sorts of great video game titles to prepare for. If you’re looking for some of the most anticipated RPG video games releasing in 2019 then take a look at our list below.

We’ve compiled some of the best RPG titles to release next year. Check back often as we will continue to update this list with new video game announcements for the genre.


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Caravan Stories

  • Developer: Aiming
  • Publisher: Aiming
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: 2019

Caravan Stories, was once a game released within Japan but it’s soon making its way into western markets. This is an MMORPG that’s free-to-play which ultimately will keep that same format when it launches for the PlayStation 4 later sometime this summer. Players will be working together as the train up and prepare for the greatest enemy in all of the lands. There’s a wide variety of MMORPGs that come over from markets all over the world and not all successful titles end up seeing the same fame when they release outside of their origin market. As a result, we’ll have to wait and see just how gamers take to Caravan Stories when it comes out.


Borderlands 3

  • Developer: Gearbox Software
  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: September 13, 2019

Borderlands is making a big return this year. A third main installment is coming out this September and it’s looking like Gearbox Software s bringing back all the beloved mechanics that made the game series popular since it first launched. Within this particular installment will take place after the events of Tales from the Borderlands where Troy and Tyreen Calypso have discovered Vaults beyond Pandora.

This is where our protagonist comes in, a new Vault Hunter who must stop the duo. We’re also supposed to see returning characters from past installments make an appearance, but it does look like certain voice actors may not be returning to lend their talent to these characters for the third main installment.


The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Remake

  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2019

Some of you fine folks may not have been around playing games back in 1993. If you’re a fan of The Legend of Zelda, a franchise that’s been around since the early years of the Nintendo Entertainment System, then you might have missed out on some of the classics such as The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. This was a beloved installment that again as mentioned, released in 1993 for the Nintendo Game Boy, but is currently being remade for the Nintendo Switch. Expected in 2019, the video game will retain the classic top-down perspective as players go through their journey of defeating a series of boss fights and solving puzzles.


Anthem

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

BioWare’s next big video game release is the upcoming title known as Anthem. Originally slated to release in 2018, the video game was delayed for a launch in 2019. Being a BioWare video game title, we can expect plenty of in-depth narrative and exploration.

The setting within Anthem is set in the distant future where humanity has colonized other planets. Players will be taking on the role of a Freelancer, a special elite enforcer that is capable of exploring the open world which is filled with filled with hostile creatures. However, in order to do so, players will be required to use an advanced suit known as a Javelin which can allow the player to take flight or dive deep below water.


Kingdom Hearts III

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

After several years of waiting, players will soon be receiving their next Kingdom Hearts installment. Kingdom Hearts III will once again see Sora and his gang of friends explore new Disney themed worlds in order to stop the evil heartless.

Being that we’ve waited several years since Kingdom Hearts II released in 2005, we imagine that there are several new Disney worlds and characters present within the game. For instance, we’ve seen Captain Jack Sparrow in one of the latest trailers for the game.


The Surge 2

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

The Surge is receiving a sequel in 2019 under developers Deck13.  Within The Surge 2 players will still be using advanced suits and parts they acquire from defeating enemies. One of the big elements within The Surge was the ability to customize your character with new parts and equipment.

Within the upcoming sequel, developers are promising players that there will be more of an open world type element to the game by expanding the level designs. Likewise, we know that the game will take place just a few months after the first installment, though there seems to be a new protagonist taking place of Warren.


Indivisible

  • Developer: Lab Zero Games
  • Publisher: 505 Games
  • Platforms: PS4, XBO, NS, PC
  • Release: 2019

Indivisible is an upcoming action RPG being developed under Lab Zero Games who are looking to deliver a Metroidvania-style title. Within the game, players will take on the role of a girl named Ajna who has unique powers. Seeking to find the truth behind her powers, Ajna sets out on a grand quest with the help of a cast of heroes.

Overall, the game is a side-scroller with bright colorful aesthetics. While Lab Zero Games had hoped to see the game release into the market in 2018, the title does have a small prototype demo that can be downloaded for free as we wait for the actual launch next year.


Nioh 2

  • Developer: Team Ninja
  • Publisher: Koei Tecmo
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: 2019

It was during Sony’s E3 2018 press conference that we got the unveiling of Nioh 2. During the conference, a small trailer showcased the video game which we can expect the over-the-top action RPG elements that were present during the first installment.

Unfortunately, there weren’t any details regarding the game attached to the conference and we’re still waiting for developers to announce what the game narrative will be based around. With that said, we do know that Nioh 2 will be connected to the first installment.


God Eater 3

  • Developer: Shift
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: 2019

A new God Eater title is in the works making it the third major installment to the franchise. So far we know that there was a major disaster leaving the world to be in shambles with beasts living freely to consume and cause more chaos. As a result, humanity dug underground to develop bases to create a brand new breed of God Eaters. Currently, the game is slated to release within the year according to pre-order pages though we could see this game release in 2020.


Pokemon Sword & Shield

  • Developer: Game Freak
  • Publisher: Nintendo, The Pokemon Company
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2019

The Pokemon franchise is long-running and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. After mainly being an RPG series that stayed with Nintendo’s line of handheld devices, Game Freak is bringing out the first new main entry to the Nintendo Switch later this year. Currently, the two installments are known as Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield which will take place in the Galar region. This region is filled with a variety of landscapes and landmarks. While we’re still waiting to hear about the new features that will come with the game, players who are familiar with the previous installments will find that the beginning section of the game will have a choice presented before the journey really begins. Pokemon Sword & Shield will have players deciding which starter to take which are the grass-type Grookey, fire-type Scorbunny, and lastly, the water-type Sobble.


Tom Clancy’s: The Division 2

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

The Division was a big hit as an online third-person shooter. During E3 2018, we got a look at the upcoming sequel, The Division 2. Players will find that the story will take place months after the events of the first title. This time around, it seems that agents of The Division are going up against a corrupt government, causing a second civil war within The United States of America.

There is likely to be a progression system for players to unlock new equipment and abilities though we’re still waiting to hear more details regarding the leveling system. Currently, the game already has three expansion packs available for the game during its first year of release. These DLC packs will include new story and activities for players to go through, but best of all, these DLC packs will be available for free to all those who purchase a copy of the game.


Town (Working Title)

  • Developer: Game Freak
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2019

Development studio Game Freak may be best known for their work on the Pokemon franchise but over the years the development studio has delivered other RPG focused games into the market. During the September Nintendo Direct, we got the unveiling of their next big IP release in the development, Town. This is only a working title at the moment and very few details have been released.

What we do know so far is that this game will be a Nintendo Switch exclusive in which players are put into an old village that previously lived harmoniously. That suddenly changed when the village started to spawn monsters for players to defeat. As players go through this turn-based combat RPG title they’ll learn of the reason behind the sudden appearance of monsters in the town.

As of right now, there are very few details regarding the game so we’ll have to wait until more information is released before we can really start to speculate. However, with that said, because this is a Game Freak developed video game, we do have some high expectations.


The Outer Worlds

  • Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
  • Publisher: Private Division
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Obsidian Entertainment is a well-known and beloved video game development studio after they have released countless iconic RPG titles. For instance, the developers were responsible for Fallout: New Vegas and during The Game Awards 2018 came the announcement of The Outer Worlds. This is a brand new experience which resembles a bit like their past Fallout: New Vegas work. Within the game players will be embarking on an adventure set in the distant future where mankind has colonized space. So far we know that players will be investigating megacorporations to find just how strong of a hold they have on life and the colonized worlds.

Just like with past RPG titles developed under Obsidian Entertainment, the gameplay narrative will present players with multiple answers and options. Depending on the options selected may result in various branching storylines. Unfortunately, we don’t have to many details regarding the game narrative and gameplay mechanics. However, as mentioned, this is an RPG adventure so players can still expect to see various customization options and a massive world to explore.

This game quickly  become one of the more anticipated video game releases of 2019 but we’re still waiting for more information to release. The development studio has done some pretty incredible RPG titles in the past. As a result the bar is set pretty high for The Outer Worlds when it comes to delivering a solid RPG experience. It does appear that choices will play a part in the narrative journey and if we are traveling across different worlds then we may end up tweaking our characters equipment and stats but that is purely speculation on our part.


Dragon Age: Dread Wolf Rises

  • Developer: BioWare
  • Publisher: BioWare
  • Platforms: N/A
  • Release: N/A

The Dragon Age franchise received a new title announcement during The Game Awards 2018 though we didn’t get a ton of information. It appears that the game will be called Dragon Age: The Dread Wolf Rises and will be taking place after the last DLC events of Dragon Age: Inquisition, we’ll avoid spoiling anything for now if you have yet to try the game out.

As mentioned this is just a small teaser, something essentially to confirm that BioWare is working on the game and they are not ready to really reveal just what gamers can expect from the upcoming adventure quite yet. We’re not even positive if this game will be released in 2019 but on the chance it is then we suggest keeping an eye out for more information in the coming months.

This game may very well not release in 2019 but the RPG franchise is filled with hopeful gamers that the title will launch before 2020. Because there is very little information out for the game, we can just expect more crafting equipment as we travel across the open world and aiding in side quests.