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:
- JRPG releases of 2022
- JRPG releases of 2021
- JRPG releases of 2020
- JRPG releases of 2019
- JRPG releases of 2017
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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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.
|Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory||PS4, Vita||19-Jan|
|Lost Sphear||PS4, Switch, PC||23-Jan|
|Zwei: The Arges Adventure||PC||24-Jan|
|Monster Hunter: World||PS4, Xbox One||26-Jan|
|Dissidia Final Fantasy: Opera Omnia||iOS, Android||30-Jan|
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.
|Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age||PC||1-Feb|
|Dragon Quest Builders||Switch||9-Feb|
|Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition||iOS, Android||9-Feb|
|The Longest Five Minutes||Switch, PC, PS Vita||13-Feb|
|Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology||3DS||13-Feb|
|Trails of Cold Steel II||PC||14-Feb|
|Secret of Mana||PS4, PS Vita, PC||15-Feb|
|Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet||PS4,XBO, PC||23-Feb|
|Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online||PC||27-Feb|
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.
|Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition||PS4, XB1, PC||10-Mar|
|Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom||PS4, PC||23-Mar|
|Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings||PS4, PC, Switch||27-Mar|
|The Alliance Alive||PS4, PC, Switch, 3DS||27-Mar|
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!
|Ys Origins||Xbox One||11-April|
|Dark Rose Valkyrie||PC||10-April|
|Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana||PC||16-April|
|Yakuza 6 The Song of Life||PS4||17-April|
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!
|Megadimension Neptunia VIIR||PS4||8-May|
|Dragon's Crown Pro||PS4||15-May|
|Little Witch Academia||PS4, PC||15-May|
|Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux||3DS||15-May|
|Dark Souls Remastered||PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch||25-May|
|Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition||PS4, Switch||29-May|
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.
|Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God||PC||4-June|
|The Lost Child||PS4, Switch||19-June|
|Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA||Switch||26-June|
|NieR:Automata Become as Gods Edition||Xbox One||26-June|
|Angels of Death||Switch||28-June|
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.
|Shining Resonance Refrain||PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC||10-July|
|Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity||PC||11-July|
|Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded||PS4, Switch||17-July|
|Ys: Memories of Celceta||PC||25-July|
|Ganbare! Super Strikers||PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC||26-July|
|Code of Princess EX||Switch||31-July|
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!
|Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of An Elusive Age||PS4, PC||4-Sept|
|Labyrinth of Refrain Coven of Dusk||PS4, PC, Switch||18-Sept|
|Metal Max Xeno||PS4||25-Sept|
|Valkyria Chronicles 4||PS4, PC, Xbox One, Switch||25-Sept|
The original Disgaea gets a complete rework in Disgaea 1 Complete. It comes out October 9th, 2018 for the PS4 and Switch platforms.
|Disgaea 1 Complete||PS4, Switch||9-October|
|The World Ends with You: Final Remix||Switch||12-October|
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.
|World of Final Fantasy Maxima||PS4, PC, Xbox One, Switch, Vita||6-Nov|
|Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!||Switch||16-Nov|
|Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!||Switch||16-Nov|
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!
|Last Remnant Remastered||PS4||10-Dec|
To be Confirmed…
Update: That’s it for JRPGs in 2018. On to the upcoming 2019 JRPGs!