Japanese Role-Playing Games (JRPGs) developers and publishers released great titles so far this 2022. During winter and spring, JRPGs’ popular titles are Pokemon Legends Arceus, Elden Ring, Monster Hunter 2: Wings of Ruin, and the Final Fantasy Series Games.

As we approach the next seasons, here are the lists of JRPGs, including indie games, western releases, and platform releases, with confirmed released dates for summer and autumn.

JRPG Titles with Confirmed Released Dates (Summary)

Title Release Date Developer Publisher Platforms
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising 10-May-22 NatsumeAtari, Natsume, Rabbit & Bear Studios Co., Ltd. 505 Games Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, PC
Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 2: Makai Kingdom 10-May-22 Nippon Ichi Software NIS America Inc. Nintendo Switch
Seven Pirates H (Western Release) 12-May-22 Felistella, Idea Factory Eastasiasoft, Compile Heart Nintendo Switch, Playstation Vita
Maglam Lord (PC Release) 30-May-22 Felistella D3 Publisher, Pqube Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC
Metal Max Xeno: Reborn (Western Release) 10-Jun-22 Kadokawa Games, Cattle Call, 24Frame Kadokawa Games Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC
Final Fantasy XVI 16-Jun-22 Creative Business Unit III SquareEnix Playstation 5
Disgea 6 Complete 28-Jun-22 Nippon Ichi Software Nippon Ichi Software  Playstation 4 and 5, PC
Live A Live Remake 22-Jul-22 Square Enix Nintendo, Square Enix Nintendo Switch
Digimon Survive 28-Jul-22 Witch Craft Co., Ltd., Witchcraft BNE Entertainment, Namco Bandai Games America Inc. Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 29-Jul-22 Monolith Soft Nintedo Nintendo Switch
Soul Hackers 2 25-Aug-2022 Atlus Sega Playstation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, PC
Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten 7-Sep-22 Aquaplus DMM Games Limited, Shiravune Playstation 4 and 5, PC
The Legend of Hearoes: Trails from Zero 28-Sep-22 Nihon Falcom, PH3 GMBH NIS America Inc. Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, PC
Forspoken 11-Oct-22 Luminous Production Square Enix Playstation 5, PC
Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 3: La Prucelle 30-Oct-22 Nippon Ichi Software NIS America, Inc. Nintendo Switch, PC

May 2022

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising

An action-adventure RPG set in the same world as Eiyuden Chronicle Hundred Heroes. It is a story of treasure hunters who chanced upon a town that needs to recover from a disastrous earthquake. Players do not only upgrade their own tools and weapons but the town’s level as well. To be released on 10 May 2022, it will be available on Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, and PC.

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Prinny Presents NIS Classics

Vol. 2: Makai Kingdom and Vol. 3: La Prucelle

These two titles are classics and fan favorites among Nippon Ichi Software (NIS) games. These are part of the classic game collection which showcases the rich history and culture of NIS. Both are turned-based tactical strategy games with 2.5D graphics. Vol.2: Makai Kingdom is set to be released this 10th of May while Vol 3: La Prucelle is set to be released later on the 30th of October this year. The games can exclusively be played on Nintendo Switch.

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Seven Pirates H (Western Release)

Initially Released last August of 2016, Seven Pirates H, as fans demanded, is now ready for a Western Release this coming 12th of May 2022. This exploration, discovery, adventure RPG with a li’l bit of fan service (okay… a lot) is a limited edition and has 4,000 copies only (includes copy number, manual, soundtrack/book, and a sticker set). It was available for pre-order since January 2022.

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Maglam Lord (PC Release)

A story of a demon lord Killizerk trying to get her powers back. The artwork and UI is closely identical to Seven Pirates H as both games were developed by Felistella. It was released earlier, February 2022, for Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch, and it will now be released for PC on 30th May 2022.

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June 2022

Metal Max Xeno: Reborn (Western Release)

In a post-apocalyptic setting,  Metal Max Xeno: Reborn is an open-world, survival JRPG with vehicle combat aspects. The game was initially released in Japan only last 2020 and will now be available outside Japan this coming 10th of June 2022. It can be played via Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and PC.

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Final Fantasy XVI

One of the famous titles, Final Fantasy XVI released date was only speculated due to the Introduction Video of Final Fantasy XVI indicating “Valisthea 06.16” last September 2020’s Playstation Showcase. There are still no official announcements from SquareEnix regarding its actual release date although it is known that it can only be exclusively played from Playstation 5 upon release.

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Disgaea 6 Complete

Dood! The game is a story of a Netherworld Zombie who is on a quest to vanquish the God of Destruction. This modern classic will be available on the 28th of June 2022 for the US and EU while on the 2nd of July 2022 for Australia and New Zealand. Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny was exclusive for Nintendo switch which has now transcended to Playstation 4 and 5 as Disgaea 6: Complete.

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July 2022

Live a Live Remake

Another classic, Live a Live is a story of seven different characters in their separate geographical location and/or timelines. This turn-based game will be available exclusively for Nintendo Switch on the 22nd of July for its overseas debut.

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Digimon Survive

If you are a 90s kid, this series will hit some nerve. It is a story of a group of teenagers lost in camping trip which got warped to a new dimension filled with monsters and adversities. Played in 2D/2.5D, the game will be released on 29th of July 2022 and will be available in Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Part of the Xenoblade series, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is set in to two warring nations in which the characters are caught in between all of the chaos. This game seems to be the conclusion of the Xenoblade trilogy which will be released exclusively for Nintendo Switch on the 29th of July 2022.

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August 2022

Soul Hackers 2

A sequel to Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers, Soul Hackers 2 is in technologically modern society. This turn-based game aims to stop the impending doom of humanity. The game will be available on Playstation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, and PC this coming 25th of August.

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September 2022

Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten

In search of his father, the protagonist in the game encounters various difficulties and mysteries. Monochrome Mobius created by Aquaplus, a foundation of the gaming industry in Japan, is a commemoration of the 20th year of the Utawarerumono Series, an adult tactical role-play novel. The turn-based game will be released on the 7th of September 2022 and will be available on Playstation 4 and, and on PC.

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero

A territorial dispute and a fight for political supremacy between two nations. The protagonist tries to deter criminals under a police special force uniform while unknowingly uncovering corrupt doings within their cities. The commerce, culture, and the ambition-focused game will be released on 28 September 2022 and will be available on Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and PC.

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October 2022

Forspoken

Takeshi Aramaki, the game director, describes the game as a free-flowing, terrain traversing RPG. It is an open-world game based on a girl who got transported to a fantasy world. The game will revolve around the search back home, to reality. Forspoken can be played on Playstation 5 and PC on the 11th of October 2022.

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There are still more on the list of upcoming JRPGs although these do not have confirmed released dates yet.

Title Release Date Developer Publisher Platforms

2022

Once Piece Odyssey 2022 BNE Entertainment Bandai Namco  Playstation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X and S, PC
Granblue Fantasy Relink 2022 Cygames, PlatinumGames Cygames Playstation 4 and 5, PC
Ruins Magus 2022 CharacterBank Inc. Mastiff Virtual Reality, TBA
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet 2022 Game Freak Nintendo, The Pokemon Company Nintendo Switch
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Western Version) 2022 Nihon Falcom NIS America Inc. Playstation 5
Sacrifice 2022 Pixelated Milk Pixelated Milk Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, PC
The Use of Life 2022 Daraneko Games, Lazy Cat PLAYISM PC
Sea of Stars 2022 Sabotage Studio Sabotage Studio Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC
Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness 2022 Spike Chunksoft Spike Chunksoft Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC
Dragon Quest III HD-2d Remake 2022 Octopath Traveler Square Enix Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC
Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis 2022 Applibot, Inc Square Enix IOS, Android
Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent (WorldWide Release) 2022 Square Enix Square Enix Android, IOS
Star Ocean the Divine Force 2022 tri-Ace Square Enix Playstation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, PC
The DioField Chronicle 2022 Lancarse Square Enix Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, PC
Valkyrie Elysium 2022 Soleil Square Enix Playstation 4 and 5, PC
Vestaria Saga Gaiden: The Sacred Sword of Silvanister 2022 Dangen Entertainment VestariaProject, Gamera Game PC

2023

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes 2023 505 Games Rabbit and Bear Studios, Rabbit & Bear Studios Co., Ltd. Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, PC
Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate 2023 SquareEnix SquareEnix Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC (based on the previous game)

TBA – (Announced to be Under Development)

Arknights: Endfield TBA Hypergryph Network Technology Hypergryph Network Technology PC, IOS, Android
Front Mission 1st: Remake TBA Forever Entertainment MegaPixel Studio Nintendo Switch
Guns Undarkness TBA Shoji Meguro Shoji Meguro PC
Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 TBA Square Enix Square Enix TBA
Front Mission 2nd: Remake TBA Forever Entertainment Square Enix Nintendo Switch

 

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