updated on 16/12/2019
For all lovers of traditional JRPG, rigorously with turn-based battles, we have scoured the net to find some of the most interesting PC RPGs coming out or even already available in early access.
Games like Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, Xenogears, which have made history and above all the glory of this genre of games, have been taken as a reference for drawing up this list.
These are the distinctive elements of the considered games:
- Leveling up characters
- Exploration phase
- Stories with different plots (not necessarily)
- Final Fantasy like turn-based mechanics
- Single-player mode
Like all our other lists, we will try to keep them updated thanks to your suggestions, so I invite you to comment at the bottom of the article or on our social profiles.
That said, let’s get started with the upcoming turn-based Pc JRPGs list.
18-Bit Adventures 2
A Retro RPG That’s More Than a Throwback! 8-Bit Adventures 2 is an all-new RPG experience that mixes modern design with retro style. Get a taste for adventure in the First Look Demo, available now!. More details in our overview.
Ark Heiral | TBA | Official website
3The Amazing Fantastics
Assemble Super Heroes and fight the bad guys. The formula seems very simple. All accompanied by a delightful 2d pixel graphic.
4Edge of Eternity
A huge world to explore, with quests that can be solved in different ways and that will have certain consequences. Soundtrack created by Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger & Xenoblade Chronicles). Official website
A love letter to classic JRPGs like Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, Valkyrie Profile, and modern classics like Bravely Default and Persona 5. With your choices, you can change the future and the events that happen to you, travel on your airship around the world. More info in our overview
6Get in the car, Loser!
Inspired by choice-driven visual novels, and a battle system influenced by classic and modern JRPGs. WILL YOU STAND AND FIGHT IN THE FACE OF EVIL?.
7Guardians of Arcadia – (Coming in 2019)
FABULA EPICA | This year 2019 | Steam page
A truly nostalgic JRPG experience, Guardians of Arcadia® harks back to classics of the 1990s, with chibi character design, random battles, a strategic turn-based combat system, and a fully 3D explorable world.
Delightful 2d graphics and tactical battles that also allow the positioning of the units. Definitely, a game to watch. Our overview
9Kingdoms of the Dump
ROACH GAMES | TBA | Official website
At the time of writing, the Kingdom of the Dump Kickstarter campaign is underway until August 14th. It is an RPG with many elements taken from the classics of the genre with unique characters. (The protagonist is a bucket of garbage)
Upcoming cyberpunk RPG with stunning graphics based on the Ethereum Blockchain. We go there with feet of lead because we are still a bit skeptical about the goodness of the project which at first glance seems very promising.
12Rise of the Third Power
A Jrpg with many promising elements. Up to eight interchangeable characters, each with their own abilities and personalities. A permanent equipment system that allows you to upgrade every single piece of equipment and more…
Jeremy Noghani | TBA | Official website
Original RPG starring rats that will have to face cats, rabbits, insects, snakes and much more. The game features a card system to manage the level-up of the characters and their characteristics. Small Saga has been successfully funded on Kickstarter and a demo is also available to test the authenticity of the product.
14The Alliance Alive Remastered
FURYU Corporation | 16 Jan, 2020 | Steam page
Another title brought from Nintendo Ds. It is a pure Jrpg, with an enveloping story and very solid turn-based fights and with some interesting features like the ability to unlock new abilities using certain weapons and skills.
Monster Sanctuary mixes platform elements with those of the classic turn-based RPG and does it with style. We tried the demo, and we had a lot of fun. This is our overview of the game.
16Cthulhu Saves Christmas
Zeboyd Games | TBA
Cthulhu Saves Christmas is a prequel Cthulhu Saves the World. Join Cthulhu, the Snow Maiden, Baba Yaga-chan, and Belsnickel and build your R’lyehtionships, fight the League of Christmas Evil, insanify your enemies, and catch the Christmas spirit! Kickstarter page
ManaVoid Entertainment | TBA | Official website
Through exploration of a vast unknown world, Billy, a fisherman’s child who carries a heart filled with color, will capture and befriend strange creatures in a coming of age tale, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, so they can help fight the Leviathan, rebuild the village of Star Harbor and bring back color to the realm!
18Atelier Dusk’ HD Trilogy
Gust | TBA | Official website
Ayesha Atelier: The Alchemist of Dusk DX; Escha Atelier & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky DX; and Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea DX will be playable for the first time on modern consoles and Pcs using the improved system hardware to deliver high-resolution graphics and smoother gameplay.
19Tears of Avia
Tears of Avia is a turn-based strategy and tactics game set in the beautiful world of Estera. Navigate the war between two large city-states, discover the secrets behind ancient long-abandoned cities and decide where your own morality ultimately lies.
Gust | 2020 | Official website
Start your journey in the land of Fiore and experience a fantastic adventure with Natsu Dragneel, Lucy Heartfilia and all members of the Fairy Tail guild. Gust is developing the game under the supervision of Hiro Mashima, creator of the original manga, promising to create a faithful work for setting and characters.
21Celestian Tales: Realms Beyond
Celestian Tales: Realms Beyond is a beautifully hand-painted RPG set in a world of questionable morals much like our own. Follow the journey of six Companions, knights sworn to serve and protect the heir of a noble house, as they rise and fall in their struggle to survive a world where one’s true enemies are often their closest allies.
Fly your own airship and lead an entire guild to greatness while soaring across an infinitely evolving sky world.
Witch is a Jrpg with a mixed graphic of 2d and 3d set in a semi-fantasy world.
This is our list of upcoming Jprg releases for PC 2019 – 2020. Thanks for coming to the end of the article. Our invitation to comment and suggest other games is always appreciated.