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!
8-Bit Adventures 2 – (2019)
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.
Chained Echoes – (TBA)
The Amazing Fantastics – (TBA)
Assemble Super Heroes and fight the bad guys. The formula seems very simple. All accompanied by a delightful 2d pixel graphic. Official website
Edge of Eternity – (Early Access)
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
Cris Tales – (2020)
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
Get in the car, Loser! – (2020)
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?. Steam page
Guardians of Arcadia – (Coming in 2019)
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. Official website
Romancing Saga 3 Remaster (TBA)
A great classic by Square, reproposed in a remastered version. Definitely a great opportunity for those who have never played it.
Ikenfell – (TBA)
Delightful 2d graphics and tactical battles that also allow the positioning of the units. Definitely, a game to watch. Official website
Kingdoms of the Dump – (TBA)
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) Official website
Light Fairytale – (Released)
A turn-based JRPG approved by Square Enix collective with 93% of preferences. Light Fairytale is set in a cyberpunk world. The fights are managed through a system called the orb system that gives elemental abilities. Official website
Neon District – (TBA)
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. Official website
Pixel Noir – (Early access)
We tried it and loved it. It is a turn-based JRPG with investigative elements. You can learn more details through our overview.
Rise of the Third Power – (TBA)
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…Official website
Small Saga – (TBA)
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.
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered – (20 September)
The first title of the series will arrive on PC in a remastered version. In addition to graphic improvements, there should be no additional content. In any case, a great way to get your hands on one of the best RPGs of recent times. Official website
Indivisible – (2019)
Indivisible is an RPG mixed with action platform elements. The fights are reminiscent of Valkyrie Profile where for each character there is a key that activates his attack and with the right timing, you can get combos that cause great damage. Definitely a title to keep under control. More info
The Alliance Alive Remastered (2020)
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. Steam page
Virgo Vs The Zodiac (TBA)
A Jrpg that mixes turn-based fights with real-time actions like blocking shots & counterattacking. The game has several endings depending on the choices made during the course of the adventure. Official website
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 valid.
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