15 Upcoming JRPGs of 2020 (PC PS4 Xbox Switch) | whatoplay

15 Upcoming JRPGs of 2020 (PC PS4 Xbox Switch) | whatoplay


1. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot on PC, PlayStation
4, and Xbox One It’s not entirely a ‘JRPG’ game, but
it does introduce something new to the way we know about Bandai Namco’s renowned Dragon
Ball title. Relive the story of Goku as you do more than
just fighting and exchanging power levels. For the first time in a long time, get to
explore the world of Dragon Ball. Transformed into an action-RPG game, embrace Goku’s
newfound freedom of adventure and relive key moments from the series. Take him to go fishing, or maybe go on a ride
to roam around the series’ important locations. At its core, the game is still a fighting
game. Face off against iconic characters from the franchise and watch them duke it out in
insane battles. It comes out this January 17, 2020 for the PC, PS4, and X1. 2. Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles – Remastered
Edition and Nintendo Switch Return to the hopeful spirits of the Crystal
Caravan in this remastered version of the 2003 GameCube title. Crystal Chronicles enhances
the experience of their epic journey to cleanse their world from a mysterious miasma. As an enhanced title, expect improved visuals,
sound and other bonus content that make this adventure worthwhile. Team up with other friends
online to help you in your brave quest. Enlist other heroes from all over the world for the
first time with Square Enix’s Cross-Play feature! You are not alone in this, the game
is set to release this January 23, 2020 for the PS4. 3. Final Fantasy VII Remake
One of next year’s biggest titles is the comeback of everyone’s favorite brooding
super soldier wielding a massive sword. Final Fantasy VII Remake takes us once again
into the beautiful yet corrupted Midgar controlled by a greedy corporation. Rebuilt from the
ground up, play FFVII with realistic graphics, improved character models and gameplay completely
reinvented for the modern audience. Relive the adventures of Cloud and friends
as they stop the evil Shinra from destroying their precious homeworld. Only Chapter 1 of
the bigger picture, the game comes out this 3rd of March, 2020 as a PlayStation 4 Exclusive. 4. Trials Of Mana on PS4, PC, and Switch
Another remake made to appease longtime fans of the series. This modern revival of the
3rd Seiken Densetsu title is fully rebuilt from the ground up in 3D, with few handfuls
of improvements including an upgraded battle system that’s no longer as tedious as the
original. Aside from enhanced voice acting and visuals,
you can pick your own protagonist that will greatly affect the entirety of the game’s
story. The legend of Mana lives on, and it comes out on the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo
Switch on Apr 24, 2020. 5. Persona 5: Royal
Steal some hearts and reform society once again in ATLUS’ definitive Persona 5 experience.
Royal takes you into the familiar land of Tokyo, Japan where you still control the same
protagonist, Joker, and meet a cast of memorable characters. Although familiar, ATLUS continues to spice
things up by adding new characters and an interesting new story details. Royal introduces
a whole new character, Kasumi, who’s gonna help you with her badass ballerina skills.
It’s still pretty much the same, really, but with a slight tweak to its gameplay and
story. No release date yet, but it’s slated for a 2020 release as a PlayStation 4 Exclusive. 6. Langrisser I & II on the Switch, PS4, and
PC This list has a lot of remakes. NIS America’s
revival of the legendary Langrisser I and II is taking us to their magical kingdom once
again, now in high-definition! Featuring two games in one, experience each
Langrisser title with an improved presentation. Just like any other remake, the story remains
unchanged. In these two different titles, you still end up taking a quest to stop the
forces of evil from threatening the fate of your world. Fans of the classic titles will enjoy this
revitalized version, especially with its reorchestrated music and some helpful quality of life improvements.
Coming this Early 2020 for the Nintendo Switch, PC and PS4. 7. Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen on
PS4 and PS5 Another title from NIS America, and another
remake of a classic PlayStation 4 and PS Vita title. Uncover the origins of the Utawarerumono
as it finally launches to Western shores. Awaken into a mysterious world where you encounter
strange and friendly villagers who show you their ways. Serving as a prequel to the main
titles, this features every typical JRPG story where you protect your beloved place from
harm’s way and meet a wide cast of characters with traumatic pasts. There aren’t many details about this game
as of the moment, but it’s slated to come out this Early 2020 for the PlayStation 4
and PlayStation 5. 8. Tales Of Arise on PC, PlayStation 4, and
Xbox One The latest of the Tales games and definitely
the most ambitious of them all. Arise takes you into a divided world where the rich exploit
the poor. Step into the shoes of two heroes born in
two different worlds as they find a way to restore balance to this chaos. It’s been
a long time since we had a whole new world in a Tales game, and Arise knows how to up
the ante with its solid presentation. This includes new characters and a fancy new upgrade
to Tales’ Linear Motion Battle System. It’s coming out sometime this 2020 for the PS4,
PC and X1. 9. Digimon Survive on PC, PS4, Switch, and
Xbox One The Digimon games have come a long way and
this latest title adds more flavor to the already interesting concept of these digital
monsters. Digimon Survive takes you into an unfamiliar world where danger lurks in every
corner. Find your way out and use the power of these
adorable Monsters to survive in this anomalous plane. For the first time in the series, choices
will affect the story. Each decision will impact your monster’s evolution and ultimately,
the game’s ending. No actual release date yet, but it’s scheduled for a 2020 release
and it’s available for the PlayStation 4, X1, Switch, and PC. 10. Unsung Story on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and
Nintendo Switch This Kickstarter funded game from Little Orbit
takes us into a war-torn land where intrigue, warfare, espionage and betrayal are commonplace. Spearheaded by the director of Final Fantasy
Tactics and Vagrant Story, it aims to revitalize the old class-based Tactics gameplay. Each
class offers different abilities and the choice is up to you on which to prioritize. It rewards
individual playstyles so you must learn to adapt depending on the battlefield. Unfortunately, as a Kickstarter-funded game,
it still has a long way to go, but the developers from Little Orbit are trying their best to
secure us a release date sometime this 2020. Available for the PC, PlayStation 4, X1 and
Switch. 11. Cris Tales on PC, PS4 and Xbox One
Dubbed as a Love-Letter to the classic JRPG titles like Final Fantasy 6, Chrono Trigger,
and even Valkyrie Profile, this time-bending adventure takes us into the life of Crisbell
as she stops a powerful Time Empress from messing up the future. It doesn’t feel like an indie game at all,
especially with its solid hand-drawn art style and a fascinating world to explore. Master
turn-based combat as you use the power of time to warp them to the past, present and
even future. It’s a promising title and JRPG fans will
definitely find this interesting. Just look at that slick art! A Demo is currently available
for download if you want to get a taste of what this game is really all about. No release
date yet, but it’s said to come out sometime this 2020 for the PC, PlayStation 4 and X1. 12. Edge Of Eternity on PS4 and Xbox One
A beautiful indie-JRPG from Midgar Studios. This game is definitely inspired by the modern
Final Fantasy titles such as XIII, XV and XII. Set in a world torn apart by a mysterious
disease, it’s up to you, as the hero, to find a cure and save its fallen kingdom. Engage
in dazzling turn-based combats where you outwit your opponents by using the environment to
your advantage It’s currently out on the PC for quite some
time now as an Early Access. Despite its current state, players gave it positive reviews as
they wait for the inevitable full release soon. Sadly, no release date yet. It’s coming
to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 13. Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris
on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One Finally, we can finally experience the anime
storyline in a Sword Art Online game. Assume control of Kirito as he goes on a quest inside
the Underworld, a mysterious virtual world in SAO’s Alicization arc. The gameplay is
as intense as ever, especially with its stunning new visuals. Featuring themes of sadness, passion, and
reunion, enter an expansive world where AI’s behave like humans. And like the Anime, meet
your favorite SAO characters including Eugeo, Alice and so much more. No release date yet.
It’s available for the PC, PS4, and X1. 14. Re:Legend on PlayStation 4, Xbox One,
and Nintendo Switch This JRPG takes us into another mysterious
island with no recollection of our past. Re:Legend mixes farm sim and monster-breeding into one
game. Learn to survive by cultivating plants for your daily sustenance OR tame magical
creatures known as the Magnus to aid you in your adventure. The island is home to many dangers. Befriend
villagers and use your pet monsters to help you in battle. But you’re never alone, with
its online functionality, carry out activities together and conquer its small world! No release
date yet but it’s coming out for the PS4, X1, and the Switch. 15. Soul Saga: Episode 1 on PC and PlayStation
4 Another Kickstarter funded game on our list.
This game borrows notable elements from known JRPGs like Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy and
Breath of Fire. It takes us into a magical world torn apart into three distinct parts.
As the hero, you embark on a grand quest to uncover the nature of the world and meet a
lovable cast of characters on the way. The first Episode takes place in one of the
3 parts of its broken world and its combat is largely focused on turn-based mechanics.
So far, the game still has a long way to go. You can support the dev on its Kickstarter
if you want.No release date yet, but it’s coming out for the PC, PlayStation 4 and even
the PlayStation 5.

100 thoughts on “15 Upcoming JRPGs of 2020 (PC PS4 Xbox Switch) | whatoplay”

  1. I’m so excited for Cris tales,persona 5 royals, and re:legends X_x…re:legends also reminds me of fantasy life so it’s making me even more excited -_-

  2. I really wish Square-Enix pulls a Disney move and buys the Arc The Lad titles and remake them. Also the Wild Arms franchise and Shadow Hearts franchise while they're at it. Should we petition?

  3. What about Genshin Impact? This list is uncomplete and for those who don't like strategy in JRPG won't have much use out of this top 15.

  4. That new dragonball game interests me, hayed all the dragon ball games cause they were competitive fighting games, but this is the dragonball game Ive been looking for.

  5. HMMMMMM……. lookin' forward lookin' forward…..for all games…even though I've decided to play only a few that I've known for a while and was waiting for the releases.
    P.S. here's something funny at 2:54 I couldn't agree with Tifa anymore than this….cuz THAT GLASS in her hand looks weird and if the game developers REALLY wanted to make a difference with the graphics …well they did…. but in comparison with the intense level of realism they put in this game, that GLASS looks SOO00ooo out of place. It doesn't quite look like a transparent glass but rather like as if Tifa is holding nothing in her hands and that NOTHING has water/vodka in it.

  6. The best digimon I played was Digimon world lol, everything was meh afterwards for me , well I guess the card battle was nice too in a way

  7. I know this game isn’t on the list but I hope the FF 13 games are brought to the PS4 in the near future even if the games weren’t the best I loved them!!!

  8. Implying that Seiken Densetsu 3 battle system was tedious… Wait, WHAT?! It had amazing class, character and battle systems wtf…

  9. 8:54 yo persona 5? do i hear persona fucking 5? seriously, the game looks really nice, definitely will get it when it comes out.

  10. Hopefully the 4th cold steel legend of heroes game will be released by next September i also want to play namco's next tales of game on the ps4 not so much with the ff7 remake especially if the other parts of the ff7 remake would only be playable on the ps5 not the ps4.

  11. I think you forgot Fairy Tail JRPG 2020 in PS4, Switch and PC!
    You include Dragon Ball Kakarot which isn't an JRPG at all and yet didn't include Fairy Tail?

  12. FFVII remake – "gameplay redone for a modern audience" – turn based is timeless and gaming has been dumbed down for idiots. Head straight to classic mode.

  13. Unsung saga? You kidding me, right? Obviously, you don’t know about all the problems surrounding the project. For one, it is NOT made by final fantasy tactics creator. They used the name to mislead contributors.

  14. Both FF games and Tales of Arise look really good.
    Re:Legend looks adorable and it's an interesting take on a survival game for me.

  15. …. the lady who talks in this sounds like she's doing a gamestop ad.

    Not saying she's doing a bad job or anything. But that's just kinda weird.

  16. "This title is said to be a prequel to this PS4 Utawarerumono series but we don't know much about it yet"
    Y-you know that the original Utawarerumono is a 2005 eroge and even had an anime adaptation, right? The "prequel" you talk about have been around for what, 15 years? It's more than enough time to know about it. Also it's not "a prequel to the series" it's litterally the first game in the main trilogy…Oh boy, people don't do their researches nowdays. xD

  17. Unsung Story is currently being spearheaded by Little Orbit themselves. Yasumi Matsuno left the project after Playdek stole the Kickstarter money; Little Orbit managed to reach him back, but he mostly just acts as their consultant on the title.

  18. Crystal Chronicles also comes out on Switch and Xbone.

    FF7R is only a timed exclusive.

    Trials of Mana releases in April 20 2020. That’s been known since E3.

    P5R has a release date. March 31 2020

    Cris Tales is also coming to the Switch

  19. Are modern JRPGs more streamlined? I am completely new to JRPGs and I tried FFX. I found the sphere character enhancement system pretty confusing. Is this typical for JRPGs within the last few years? Could anyone recommend game you'd for a newbie that has an accessible battle / character upgrade mechanic? These games look amazing. I really want to get into JRPGs. TY!

  20. funny, #4 trials of mana totally looks like they used the DragonQuest XI engine to re-do it. The characters all look like came from DQXI

  21. Trials of Mana is also coming to PC(they made a mistake). So if anyone was upset that it wasn't coming to PC… Don't worry, it is.

  22. Dragon Ball – Not an RPG
    Crystal Chronicles – Remaster of an old game
    Final Fantasy 7 Remake – Obviously an old game
    Trials of Mana – Remake
    Persona 5 Royal – DLC
    Langrisser – Remaster of a REALLY old couple of games that are not good anyways
    Utwarerumono – Mostly a visual novel and yet another remake
    Tales of Arise – Okay finally a good new game, but might not release 2020
    Digimon – Pokewhat?
    Unsung Story – Indie game
    Cris Tales – Cool
    Edge of Eternity – Not exactly a new game
    SAO Alicization – Ugh, isekai games
    Re:Legend – Chibi games. No
    Soul Saga – NO. CHIBI. INDIE. GAMES.

  23. I'm looking forward to Persona 5 Royal the most. By the way it's not just a slight tweek. Royal improved the bosses and combat. There is a whole new semester which adds another 20 hours to the game. That alone is worth a whole game itself. Theyve also made it so you can do more at night and you have way more free time so Mona is not gonna be saying you can't do this or you have to go to bed all the time. And a whole new location with new minigames and side activities. And new characters. So it's not just a tweak it's a whole goddamn remake

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