You’ve read 10 Upcoming Turn-Based Games for Switch, and you’ve probably seen the Xbox list as well. Now comes the third part in the console trilogy: 10 Upcoming Turn-Based Games for PlayStation. Each of the three lists has ten games for a specific console; now, with this article completing the trilogy, console players have 30 games to look forward to. So, let’s see what PlayStation has to offer.
Soul Hackers 2
Soul Hackers 2 is the sequel to Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers and the fifth game in the Devil Summoner series – part of the Megami Tensei franchise of games. Taking place in the 21st century, Soul Hackers 2 follows two supernatural beings known as Aions – Ringo and Figue – who descend into the human world from the data stream. Soul Hackers 2 features a new battle system called Sabbath, based on the Press-Turn system introduced in the Megami Tensei series. By consecutively targeting an enemy’s weakness, players can perform a special attack known as the All-out Attack.
Soul Hackers 2 is coming out worldwide on August 26 – on PS4/5, PC and Xbox consoles; one day earlier in Japan.
Project Witchstone is an upcoming tabletop-style RPG, promising the freedom and fun of pen and paper. It takes place in a responsive living world, with NPCs who each have their own priorities, personalities and purpose. They can befriend you – or they may not, forming their own opinions on everything in the game’s world. This even includes factions, regardless of whether you’ve joined any of them. The possibilities are endless, and the consequences are far-reaching – with even the smallest crime changing the world around you.
Project Witchstone comes out this year on PS4/5, PC and Xbox consoles.
Ignited Steel is a roguelike with mechs. Players command old – sometimes overheating – mechs in glorious turn-based tactical battles. When the mechs overheat, they’ll deal more damage – but also receive more damage from enemy units. A double-edged sword, requiring a lot of caution and planning to use it to full advantage.
Ignited Steel is available now on PC; versions for PS4/5 and other consoles are expected later this year.
Disgaea 6 Complete
Disgaea 6 Complete is – as you might’ve guessed from the title – the complete version of the Switch exclusive Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny. It includes all the previous DLC, as well as the new recolor DLC. In addition, it introduces a host of features that make it enjoyable for everyone, regardless of their skill level. Among these are Autoplay and Demon Intelligence, which can also be customized to the player’s liking.
Disgaea 6 Complete will be released – on PS4/5 and PC – June 29.
Chained Echoes is the second Mech game on this list, but – unlike Ignited Steel – Chained Echoes is a classic 16-bit RPG. Set in a world where dragons and mechs exist in the same timeline – it’s all here in this epic, story-focused RPG about a group of heroes trying to end the war between three kingdoms. With fast turn-based battles, no random encounters and music inspired by PSX JRPGs, Chained Echoes is one to keep an eye on, for any old-school RPG fan.
Chained Echoes comes out this year on PS4/5 and other platforms.
OMORI is a mature horror RPG with a focus on psychological fears. The player will explore a strange world of colorful characters, making decisions that’ll determine the heroes’ fates. Already enjoying some success on PC – especially due to its storytelling and gameplay – OMORI is now making the transition to the consoles. If Earthbound were a horror game, this would be it.
OMORI is out now on PC and comes out later this year on PS4/5 and Switch.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure
Soon, console owners won’t be getting just one Legend of Heroes game, but two! The sequel to Trails from Zero – Trails to Azure – is coming out in early 2023. The story of Trails of Azure happens a few months after Zero, and – for those who do play Zero – Azure will come with extra content. This will also be the first game after Zero to have an official localization outside of Japan.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure comes out in early 2023 for PS4/5, PC and Switch.
8-Bit Adventures 2
8-Bit Adventures 2 is everything players loved about the 8-bit and 16-bit systems of yesteryear – taking inspiration from all the classics like Chrono Trigger and the old Final Fantasy games. Players will create a team from seven playable characters; explore 12 towns and conquer 29 dungeons – with a relatable story to follow.
8-Bit Adventures 2 comes out on PS4/5 and other platforms, this year.
Canon: Legend of the New Gods
Canon: Legend of the New Gods is a unique game. It was originally released in 1996, unlicensed, on the Mega Drive. It had the name Feng Shen Ying Jie Chuan – and was available only in Taiwan. In the 2000s, Super Fighter Team translated the game to English hoping for a release, which sadly didn’t work out. Now, Piko Interactive acquired the rights and successfully released it on PC, with a console version coming out later this year. That history alone makes the game worth checking out. If it’s not enough, however, the game plays similar to the original Shining Force on the Mega Drive.
Canon: Legend of the New Gods will come out later this year on PS4/5, Switch and Xbox consoles, with the PC version already available.
Unsung Story is described as the spiritual successor to Final Fantasy Tactics. For anyone unfamiliar with the tale of Unsung Story‘s development – there is a lot to unpack. Unsung Story was successfully kickstarted – only to disappear from the face of the Earth some time later. It was, however, resurrected by a different company, adamant to keep the promise given to the supporters. That’s the gist of it – and now it’s finally coming out, and has been available in Early Access on PC. Although the reviews are mixed so far – this is definitely an interesting project to follow.
Unsung Story will be released this year on PS4/5 and other platforms – and can be played now in Early Access on Steam.
And that ends the trilogy of upcoming turn-based games for consoles. Like I have said in the previous parts, these aren’t all the turn-based games coming out on PlayStation. These are just the ones I myself know. Those not covered here may likely be found in one of the previous lists. It may seem weird to do it this way, but these articles are meant to complement each other – and can be read in any order. If you haven’t read the other two lists, here are the Switch and the Xbox versions for you to enjoy. What turn-based games for PlayStation are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.