Last Updated on May 26, 2023 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.
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 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.
|One Piece Odyssey||PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, PC||12-January|
|Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot||PS5, Xbox Series||13-January|
|Persona 3 Portable||Xbox Series, Xbox Game Pass, PS4, Switch, PC||19-January|
|Persona 4 Golden||Xbox Series, Xbox Game Pass, PS4, Switch, PC||19-January|
|Fire Emblem Engage||Switch||20-January|
|Monster Hunter Rise||PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One||20-January|
|Forspoken||PS5, PC||24- January|
|Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters||PS5, PS4, PC||24-January|
|Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising (Physical Edition)||PS5, PS4, Switch||26-January|
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.
|Yggdra Union: We’ll Never Fight Alone (Early Access)||PC||6-February|
|Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society||PS5, PS4, Switch, PC||14-February|
|Souls of Chronos||PS5, Switch, PC||14-February|
|Xenoblade Chronicles 3 ‘Expansion Pass’ Wave 3||Switch||15-February|
|Tales of Symphonia Remastered||Switch, PS4, Xbox Series||17-February|
|Wild Hearts||PS5, Xbox Series, PC||17-February|
|Like a Dragon: Ishin!||PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, PC||21-February|
|Digimon World Next Order||Switch, PC||23-February|
|Octopath Traveler II||PS5, PS4, Switch||24-February|
|Void Terrarium 2||PS4, Switch||28-February|
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.
|The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki (English patch TBA)||PC||1-March|
|Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty||PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, PC||3-March|
|Little Witch Nobeta||PS4, Switch||7-March|
|Mato AnomaliesMato Anomalies||PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, Switch, PC||10-March|
|The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure||PS4, Switch, PC||14-March|
|Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom||Xbox Series, Xbox One||21-March|
|Voice of Cards Trilogy||PS4, Switch, PC||23-March|
|Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key||PS5, PS4, Switch, PC||24-March|
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.
|GrimGrimoire OnceMore||PS5, PS4, Switch||4-April|
|Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin||Steam||6-April|
|Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection||PS4, Switch, PC||14-April|
|Final Fantasy I-VI Pixel Remasters||PS4, Switch||19-April|
|Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp||Switch||21-April|
|Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord||PS5, PS4, PC||25-April|
|Trinity Trigger||PS5, PS4, Switch, PC||25-April|
|Cassette Beasts||PC (XS, XB1, Switch shortly after)||26-April|
|Honkai: Star Rail||PC, iOS, Android||26-April|
|LIVE A LIVE (Physical edition)||PS5, PS4, PC||27-April|
|Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (DLC expansion)||PS5, PS4, XS, XB1, PC||28-April|
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!
|Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2||PS5, PS4, XS, XB1, Switch, PC, Game Pass||11-May|
|Trinity Trigger||PS5, PS4, Switch||16-May|
|Monster Menu: The Scavenger’s Cookbook||PS5, PS4, Switch||23-May|
|The Caligula Effect: Overdose||PS5||30-May|
|Ys IX: Monstrum Nox||PS5||30-May|
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).
|Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection||Switch, PC||1-June|
|Shantae 1||PS5, PS4||2-June|
|CRYMACHINA||PS5, PS4, Switch, PC||6-June|
|Loop8: Summer of Gods||PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC||6-June|
|Final Fantasy XVI||PS5||22-June|
|SOULVARS||PS5, PS4, XS, XB1, Switch, PC||27-June|
|Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life||PS5, Xbox Series, Switch, PC||27-June|
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.
|The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie||PS4, Switch, PC||7-July|
|Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist of Salburg||PS5, PS4, Switch, PC||13-July|
|Touhou: New World||Switch, PC||13-July|
|Cross Tails||PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, XB1, Switch, PC||20-July|
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.
|Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Myth Battle Chronicle||iOS, Android||24-August|
|Sea of Stars||PS5, PS4, Switch, PC||29-August|
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!
|Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten: Deluxe Edition||PS5, PS4||5-September|
|Rune Factory 3 Special – Golden Memories Limited Edition||Switch, PC||5-September|
|The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails||PS4, Switch, PC||19-September|
|Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos||PS5, PS4, XS, XB1, Switch, PC||26-September|
Sword Art Online: Last Recollection releases October 5, 2023 on the Switch and PC.
We still have some time to go before more Q4 releases are announced.
|Sword Art Online: Last Recollection||PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, XB1, PC||5-October|
To Be Confirmed
Let’s pray that Ys X: Nordics comes stateside in 2023. The announcement trailer definitely got Falcom fans excited!
Better yet, how cool would it be if Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate makes it in 2023?
Of course, there are still many JRPG releases to be confirmed for 2023. Check back regularly to see if any of the softly confirmed titles below are assigned release dates.
|Arknights: Endfield||PC, iOS, Android||TBA|
|Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster||Switch||TBA|
|Blue Protocol||PS5, Xbox Series, PC||TBA|
|Brown Dust II||Android||TBA|
|DECAPOLICE||PS5, PS4, Switch||TBA|
|Disgaea 7||PS5, PS4, Switch||TBA|
|Dokapon Kingdom: Connect||Switch||TBA|
|Dragon's Dogma II||TBA||TBA|
|Dragon Quest III HD-2D||TBA||TBA|
|Dragon Quest 12: The Flames of Fate||TBA||TBA|
|Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes||PS5, PS4, XS, XB1, Switch, PC||TBA|
|FANTASY LIFE i: The Girl Who Steals Time||Switch||TBA|
|Fate/Samurai Remnant||PS5, PS4, Switch, PC||TBA|
|Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis||iOS, Android||TBA|
|Final Fantasy VII Rebirth||PS5||TBA|
|FRONT MISSION 2nd: Remake||Switch||TBA|
|FRONT MISSION 3rd: Remake||Switch||TBA|
|Granblue Fantasy: Relink||PS5, PS4, PC||TBA|
|Goblin Slayer Another Adventurer: Nightmare Feast||Switch, PC||TBA|
|The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails||PS4, Switch, PC||TBA|
|Mary Skelter Finale||PC||TBA|
|Mercenaries Lament: Silver Wolf and the Seven Stars of the Maiden||PS4, Switch||TBA|
|Metal Slug Tactics||Switch, PC||TBA|
|Redemption Reapers||PS4, Switch||TBA|
|Reverse Collapse: Code Name Bakery||Switch, PC, iOS, Android||TBA|
|Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles||PS5, Switch, PC||TBA|
|Rune Factory 3 Special||Switch||TBA|
|R-Type Tactics I & II||TBA||TBA|
|Suikoden I & II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars||PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC||TBA|
|Sword Art Online: Last Recollection||PS5, PS4, XS, XB1, PC||TBA|
|Volzerk: Monsters and Lands Unknown||PC, iOS, Android||TBA|
|Wizardry Variants Daphne||iOS, Android||TBA|
|Ys Memoire: The Oath in Felghana||Switch||TBA|
|Ys X: Nordics||PS5, PS4, Switch, PC||TBA|
Thank you for doing this list. It’s greatly appreciated and there is no other list like this out there! Love JRPGs and can’t wait for new release announcements.
This is a great list! Simple and straight to the point, it really helps to monitor tons of JRPGs releasing in 2023.
Thanks, that means a lot.
Thanks for the list ! Really helps to keep track of upcoming jrpgs, best list out there