Every JRPG coming in 2018

Upcoming JRPGs in 2018 by release date

Plan ahead this year and keep track of each Japanese RPG releasing in 2018.

For more recent years of JRPG releases, use the links below:

This page will confirm further 2018 JRPGs upon their announcement or confirmation.

Which Upcoming JRPGs for 2018 are Your Most Anticipated?

Valkyria Chronicles 4 ? Dragon Quest XI? Which JRPG in 2018 can’t you go without?

Leave a comment below and be sure to check back for constant updates to the calendar as more upcoming JRPGs are announced for 2018.

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January

monster hunter world release date 2018

I have to go with Monster Hunter: World here. I love that it’s also a PC release as I’m a big MMO player and this seems like a natural fit for the platform.

Lost Sphear also has my interest. I just hope it’s a more polished experience than I am Setsuna.

GamePlatformRelease Date
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's MemoryPS4, Vita19-Jan
Lost SphearPS4, Switch, PC23-Jan
Zwei: The Arges AdventurePC24-Jan
Monster Hunter: WorldPS4, Xbox One26-Jan
Dissidia Final Fantasy: Opera OmniaiOS, Android30-Jan

February

secret of mana remake 2018

I played Radiant Historia not long ago on the DS and had an incredible time. I implore anyone who hasn’t tried it to pick up this remaster in February.

In any case, Secret of Mana is a big name classic that I never got through in its original form. I”ll pick up this upcoming JRPG in February.

GamePlatformRelease Date
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac AgePC1-Feb
Dragon Quest BuildersSwitch9-Feb
Final Fantasy XV: Pocket EditioniOS, Android9-Feb
The Longest Five MinutesSwitch, PC, PS Vita13-Feb
Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology3DS13-Feb
Trails of Cold Steel IIPC14-Feb
Secret of ManaPS4, PS Vita, PC 15-Feb
Sword Art Online: Fatal BulletPS4,XBO, PC 23-Feb
Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses OnlinePC27-Feb

March

ni no kuni 2 release date 2018

Ni No Kuni was too beautiful to play down for all its flaws. I anxiously anticipate its sequel in March.

And a chance to revisit a complete version of Final Fantasy XV instead of the swiss cheese I got in its initial release? Count me in.

GamePlatformRelease Date
Final Fantasy XV Royal EditionPS4, XB1, PC10-Mar
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant KingdomPS4, PC 23-Mar
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious PaintingsPS4, PC, Switch27-Mar
The Alliance AlivePS4, PC, Switch, 3DS27-Mar

April

yakuza 6 release

Yakuza 6: Song of Life got pushed back to April this year. This buys me some time to think about giving this franchise a shot.

What’s a good starting point for the series?  Leave a comment below with your advice to a newcomer!

GamePlatformRelease Date
Ys OriginsXbox One11-April
Dark Rose ValkyriePC10-April
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DanaPC16-April
Yakuza 6 The Song of LifePS417-April

May

smt strange journey 2018 jrpg

Dark Souls and SMT: Strange Journey get their respective remastered versions released in May.

Here’s hoping to more upcoming JRPGs announced for the start of summer 2018!

GamePlatformRelease Date
Megadimension Neptunia VIIRPS48-May
Dragon's Crown ProPS415-May
Little Witch AcademiaPS4, PC15-May
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux3DS15-May
Dark Souls RemasteredPS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch25-May
Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special EditionPS4, Switch29-May

June

nintendo switch jrpgs 2018

A new dungeon RPG, The Lost Child, comes to Switch and PS4 on June 19.

And a nice surprise: Nier Automata arrives on the Xbox One on June 26, 2018!

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana also makes its way to more platforms this year, including the Switch in June. Has anyone tried the new translation? It was patched into the PS4 version earlier in the year.

GamePlatformRelease Date
Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry GodPC4-June
The Lost ChildPS4, Switch19-June
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANASwitch26-June
NieR:Automata Become as Gods EditionXbox One26-June
Angels of DeathSwitch28-June

July

octopath traveler jrpg 2018

Octopath Traveler is an upcoming JRPG for the Nintendo Switch and releases July 13. A demo is already available on the Nintendo eShop.

A mix of Bravely Default’s command stacking and an oldschool design reminiscent of the SaGa series has many JRPG fans excited for this one.

GamePlatformRelease Date
Shining Resonance RefrainPS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC10-July
Touhou: Scarlet CuriosityPC11-July
Octopath TravelerSwitch13-July
Touhou Genso Wanderer ReloadedPS4, Switch17-July
Ys: Memories of CelcetaPC25-July
Ganbare! Super StrikersPS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC26-July
Code of Princess EXSwitch31-July

September

dragon quest 11 jrpg 2018

Dragon Quest XI comes stateside on September 4th 2018 for Playstation 4 and PC.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 aims to return the original form that made it such a cult classic in the West, releasing September 25th 2018 for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam.

Leading up to E3 2018, a Code Vein release date was finally confirmed for September 28th, 2018. Talk about a monster month!

GamePlatformRelease Date
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of An Elusive AgePS4, PC4-Sept
Labyrinth of Refrain Coven of DuskPS4, PC, Switch18-Sept
Metal Max XenoPS425-Sept
Valkyria Chronicles 4PS4, PC, Xbox One, Switch25-Sept

October

The original Disgaea gets a complete rework in Disgaea 1 Complete. It comes out October 9th, 2018 for the PS4 and Switch platforms.

GamePlatformRelease Date
Disgaea 1 CompletePS4, Switch9-October
The World Ends with You: Final RemixSwitch12-October

November

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! combine the classic Pokemon experience with mobile mechanics from the hit iOS/Android title, Pokemon Go. The games release for Switch on November 16th, 2018.

A more traditional Pokemon RPG experience for the Switch is expected to come in 2019.

GamePlatformRelease Date
World of Final Fantasy MaximaPS4, PC, Xbox One, Switch, Vita6-Nov
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!Switch16-Nov
Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!Switch16-Nov

December

Who would have guessed that Last Remnant would get a remastered version? Well, it lands December 10th for PS4.

That’s it for JRPGs in 2018. On to the upcoming 2019 JRPGs!

GamePlatformRelease Date
Last Remnant RemasteredPS410-Dec

To be Confirmed…

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Update: That’s it for JRPGs in 2018. On to the upcoming 2019 JRPGs!

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