All 2023 JRPG Release Dates

Last Updated on January 3, 2024 by Zachary Brictson

The year 2023 has a lot in store for fans of the JRPG genre, from ports and remasters to exciting sequels and new IPs.

UPDATE: The 2024 JRPG release calendar is here!

Feel free to use this page as your go-to JRPG release calendar for 2023. This list is updated on a daily basis, making it the most accurate resource out there for Japanese RPG release dates in North America.

Missed out on JRPGs from previous years? Visit past release calendars to keep your backlog in check:

Most Anticipated JRPG Releases of 2023

Based on popularity, the most anticipated JRPGs of 2023 include Final Fantasy XVI, Forspoken, and Fire Emblem Engage.

I’m personally looking forward to Ys X: Nordics, Octopath Traveler II, Like a Dragon: Ishin!, and Atelier Ryza 3.

Of course, there will be many other JRPGs releasing in 2023, and I’ve compiled everything confirmed so far, as well as soft confirmations that are likely but still TBD.

Every JRPG Releasing in 2023

January

screenshot of the action jrpg Forspoken, releasing January 24, 2023.

January always tends to be packed with new JRPG releases, and 2023 is no different.

The big one that’s got a lot of folks talking is Forspoken, which releases on January 24, 2023 for the PS5 and PC. This action JRPG has a similar feel to Final Fantasy XV, and a demo is currently available on the PlayStation Store.

Of course, equally huge is Fire Emblem Engage, which releases January 20, 2023 on the Switch. If you put hundreds of hours into The Three Houses, I feel for you.

One Piece Odyssey, releasing January 12, 2023, also looks to be a sure hit with fans of the long running anime and manga series.

GamePlatformRelease Date
One Piece OdysseyPS5, PS4, Xbox Series, PC12-January
Dragon Ball Z: KakarotPS5, Xbox Series13-January
Persona 3 PortableXbox Series, Xbox Game Pass, PS4, Switch, PC19-January
Persona 4 GoldenXbox Series, Xbox Game Pass, PS4, Switch, PC19-January
Fire Emblem EngageSwitch20-January
Monster Hunter RisePS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One20-January
ForspokenPS5, PC24- January
Neptunia: Sisters VS SistersPS5, PS4, PC24-January
Volzerk : Monsters and Lands UnknownPC, iOS, Android25-January
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising (Physical Edition)PS5, PS4, Switch26-January

February

screenshot of octopath traveler 2, a turn based jrpg releasing on February 24, 2023 for the PS5, PS4, and Switch.

Wallets will be hurting early into 2023, as February is shaping up to be a huge month for upcoming JRPGs.

Octopath Traveler II comes to PS5, PS4, and Switch on February 24, 2023. The original did so many things right, so it will be exciting to see how they polish and expand upon the concept!

We also have Like a Dragon: Ishin! releasing on February 21, 2023, which is a remaster of a prior Yakuza game with brawler style combat. It may not be considered a JRPG in that sense, but worth mentioning as the franchise has risen in popularity since Yakuza: Like a Dragon introduced many to the universe with an RPG system rework.

Additionally, we are getting Tales of Symphonia Remastered in February, while it looks like Atelier Ryza 3 was pushed back to March.

GamePlatformRelease Date
Yggdra Union: We’ll Never Fight Alone (Early Access)PC6-February
Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon SocietyPS5, PS4, Switch, PC14-February
Souls of ChronosPS5, Switch, PC14-February
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 ‘Expansion Pass’ Wave 3Switch15-February
Tales of Symphonia RemasteredSwitch, PS4, Xbox Series17-February
Wild HeartsPS5, Xbox Series, PC17-February
Like a Dragon: Ishin!PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, PC21-February
Redemption ReapersPC22-February
Digimon World Next OrderSwitch, PC23-February
Octopath Traveler IIPS5, PS4, Switch24-February
Void Terrarium 2PS4, Switch28-February

March

an illustration of the characters from trails to azure, a jrpg releasing march 14, 2023 for PS4, Switch, and PC.

March 2023 has filled out quite a bit with new JRPG announcements.

We can look forward to The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure, which comes out on March 24, 2023 for PS4, Switch, and PC.

Team Ninja’s new action JRPG, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, releases March 3, 2023. If you enjoyed Nioh, this is probably the action JRPG for you!

After an announced delay, Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key will release March 24, 2023.

GamePlatformRelease Date
The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki (English patch TBA)PC1-March
Wo Long: Fallen DynastyPS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, PC3-March
Little Witch NobetaPS4, Switch7-March
Mato AnomaliesMato AnomaliesPS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, Switch, PC10-March
The Legend of Heroes: Trails to AzurePS4, Switch, PC14-March
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant KingdomXbox Series, Xbox One21-March
Voice of Cards TrilogyPS4, Switch, PC23-March
Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret KeyPS5, PS4, Switch, PC24-March

April

concept illustration for Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection, a jrpg releasing April 14, 2023 for the PS4, Switch, and PC.

Spring 2023 has a lot to offer in the way of JRPG ports, remasters, and collections.

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection releases April 14, 2023 for the PS4, Switch, and PC.

Final Fantasy I-VI pixel remaster bundle will be available digitally on PS4 and Switch on April 19, 2023.

GamePlatformRelease Date
GrimGrimoire OnceMorePS5, PS4, Switch4-April
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy OriginSteam6-April
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy CollectionPS4, Switch, PC14-April
Final Fantasy I-VI Pixel RemastersPS4, Switch19-April
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot CampSwitch21-April
Fairy Fencer F: Refrain ChordPS5, PS4, PC25-April
Lost EpicSwitch25-April
Trinity TriggerPS5, PS4, Switch, PC25-April
Cassette BeastsPC (XS, XB1, Switch shortly after)26-April
Honkai: Star RailPC, iOS, Android26-April
LIVE A LIVE (Physical edition)PS5, PS4, PC27-April
Mugen SoulsSwitch27-April
Shepherd's CrossingPC27-April
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (DLC expansion)PS5, PS4, XS, XB1, PC28-April

May

official concept art depicting the characters of ys ix monstrum nox, coming to ps5 in may 2023.

May is looking lonely right now, but we’ve got a PS5 port of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox coming to PS5 on May 30, 2023.

A recent announcement reveals that Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 is releasing May 11, 2023 for a variety of platforms, including Game Pass!

GamePlatformRelease Date
Dokapon Kingdom ConnectSwitch9-May
Redemption ReapersPS4, Switch10-May
Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2PS5, PS4, XS, XB1, Switch, PC, Game Pass11-May
Trinity TriggerPS5, PS4, Switch16-May
Monster Menu: The Scavenger’s CookbookPS5, PS4, Switch23-May
The Caligula Effect: OverdosePS530-May
Ys IX: Monstrum NoxPS530-May

June

concept art for final fantasy xvi, a highly anticipated jrpg releasing June 22, 2023.

It’s finally time. Final Fantasy XVI releases June 22, 2023 and will be exclusive to the PS5, at least for a decent period of time.

Loop8: Summer of Gods was originally planned for Spring 2023, but is now releasing June 6, 2023 for the PS4, Switch, Xbox One and PC.

Recently, it was learned that FRONT MISSION 2: Remake has been delayed to an unannounced date (originally planned for June 12).

GamePlatformRelease Date
Etrian Odyssey Origins CollectionSwitch, PC1-June
Shantae 1PS5, PS42-June
Loop8: Summer of GodsPS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC6-June
Brown Dust IIPC, iOS, Android22-June
Final Fantasy XVIPS522-June
SOULVARSPS5, PS4, XS, XB1, Switch, PC27-June
Story of Seasons: A Wonderful LifePS5, Xbox Series, Switch, PC27-June

July

concept illustration for the legend of heroes trails into reverie, a jrpg releasing on July 7, 2023 for PS4, Switch, and PC.

July is looking super cozy with The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie coming out July 7, 2023 for the PS4, Switch, and PC.

Meanwhile, Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist of Salburg releases July 13, 2023 for the PS5, PS4, Switch, and PC.

GamePlatformRelease Date
The Legend of Heroes: Trails into ReveriePS4, Switch, PC7-July
Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist of SalburgPS5, PS4, Switch, PC13-July
Touhou: New WorldSwitch, PC13-July
Dragon Quest TreasuresPC14-July
Cross TailsPS5, PS4, Xbox Series, XB1, Switch, PC20-July
Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the MountainsPC25-July
Yggdra Union: We’ll Never Fight AloneSwitch27-July

August

jrpg inspired indie game sea of star releases august 29, 2023 for ps5, ps4, switch, and pc.

Sea of Stars is a JRPG inspired indie game releasing August 29, 2023 for PS5, PS4, Switch, and PC platforms.

The pixel art environments of Sea of Stars look stunning, and I can’t wait for a classic turn-based experience.

GamePlatformRelease Date
Banchou TacticsPC10-August
Virgo Versus the ZodiacPS5, PS4, XS, X1, Switch23-August
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Myth Battle ChronicleiOS, Android24-August
Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom ChroniclesPS5, Switch, PC29-August
Sea of StarsPS5, PS4, Switch, PC29-August

September

screenshot of rune factory 3 special, a jrpg releasing september 5, 2023.

Rune Factory 3 Special releases September 5, 2023 on the Switch and PC.

The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails releases September 19, 2023 for PS4, Switch, and PC. This is a spinoff title that requires no prior experience to the series, and I’ve heard nothing but good things about it from Trails fans!

Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster releases September 14, 2023 for the Switch. A physical release is currently not planned for North America.

GamePlatformRelease Date
Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten: Deluxe EditionPS5, PS45-September
Rune Factory 3 Special – Golden Memories Limited EditionSwitch, PC5-September
Final Fantasy VII: Ever CrisisiOS, Android7-September
Mary Skelter FinalePC12-September
Touhou: New WorldPS5, PS412-September
Baten Kaitos I & II HD RemasterSwitch14-September
Wandering SwordPC15-September
The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless TrailsPS4, Switch, PC19-September
Mon-YuPS5, Switch, PC21-September
Harvest Moon: The Winds of AnthosPS5, PS4, XS, XB1, Switch, PC26-September
WitchSpring RPC26-September
Fate/Samurai RemnantPS5, PS4, Switch, PC28-September

October

promotional art of sword art online last recollection.

Sword Art Online: Last Recollection releases October 5, 2023 on the Switch and PC.

For those who can’t get enough of tactics games this year, Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless releases October 3, 2023 for PS5, PS4, Switch, and PC.

Meanwhile, the Mercenaries Saga strategy JRPG series becomes fully available on Steam on October 12, 2023.

GamePlatformRelease Date
Disgaea 7: Vows of the VirtuelessPS5, PS4, Switch, PC3-October
Silent HopeSwitch, PC3-October
FRONT MISSION 2: RemakeSwitch5-October
Sword Art Online: Last RecollectionPS5, PS4, Xbox Series, XB1, PC5-October
Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix PC12-October
Mercenaries Saga: Will of the White LionsPC12-October
Mercenaries Saga 2: Order of the Sliver Eagle PC12-October
Mercenaries Saga 3: Gray Wolves of WarPC12-October
The Caligula Effect 2PS517-October
CRYMACHINAPS5, PS4, Switch, PC24-October

November

concept art for star ocean the second story R remake, a JRPG releasing Nov 2, 2023.

The R remakes for the original Star Ocean games continue. Star Ocean: The Second Story R releases on November 2, 2023 on PS5, PS4, Switch, and PC.

And wow, is that really a remake for Super Mario RPG? Looks like it’s coming out on Novemeber 17, 2023 for the Switch!

What other JRPGs will sneak up on us this winter?

GamePlatformRelease Date
Star Ocean: The Second Story R PS5, PS4, Switch, PC2-November
Persona 5 TacticaPS5, PS4, XS, X1, Switch, PC17-November
Super Mario RPG remakeSwitch17-November
In Stars And TimeSwitch, PC20-November

December

screenshot of Dragon Quest Monsters The Dark Prince, a JRPG releasing on Dec 1, 2023 for the Switch.

Dragon Quest Monster: The Dark Prince will release worldwide on Dec 1, 2023 on the Nintendo Switch. Always in the mood for a great monster collector JRPG!

Gnosia, previously released on the Switch, will make its way to PS5, PS4, XS, and X1 on December 14, 2023.

GamePlatformRelease Date
Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark PrinceSwitch1-December
GnosiaPS5, PS4, XS, X114-December
METRO QUESTERPS4, PS4, XS, X1, Switch15-December

To Be Confirmed

screenshot of ys x: nordics, an action jrpg potentially releasing in 2023 for PS5, PS4, and Switch.

Let’s pray that Ys X: Nordics comes stateside in 2023 (looking doubtful now, sadly). The announcement trailer definitely got Falcom fans excited!

There is still no new information on Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate. Hopefully it makes a big splash in 2024.

As we near the end of 2023, many previously rumored releases will probably be sliding into 2024. Check back to see if any more JRPGs surprise us before the holidays, and stay tuned for the 2024 calendar (now live)!

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