Here in this article, I shared the Top 18 Best Upcoming JRPG Games of 2023 and 2024 for PS5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox Series S, and PCs, From Project Mugen to One Punch Man: World and and More.
1. Arknights: Endfield
First things first, Arknights: Endfield, I think it has been in the spotlight since its reveal in late 2021. It’s one of the most anticipated games on mobile, specifically. However, it seemed to go off the radar and nearly disappeared, only to resurface a few days ago with the announcement that it’s now a PC exclusive. The developers have shared images showcasing how the game looks on new hardware. The official statement mentioned that Arknights: Endfield will enter a global beta in about a week. In case you missed it, Arknights: Endfield is a real-time strategy or action game.
2. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has recently claimed the top spot on Famitsu’s upcoming games chart. It’s currently the most anticipated game in Japan, having previously been the largest PlayStation 5 exclusive to date. The second entry in its trilogy, following the remake of the original Final Fantasy 7, will explore an alternative timeline. Square Enix recently unveiled a new trailer, announcing that the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is set to release on PCs and PlayStation 5 on February 29, 2024.
3. Project Mugen
At number three, we have Project Mugen, another open-world RPG. It appears to draw inspiration from Marvel’s Spider-Man, featuring a hero-based action-adventure. While Project Mugen was initially a working title, it is slated to release on PCs, PlayStation consoles, and mobile simultaneously, with crossplay support expected in 2024. With a substantial budget, the Project Mugen offers a campaign story mode and a predominantly multiplayer experience.
4. Honor of Kings: World
Tencent’s Timi Studios has released an impressive gameplay trailer for Honor of Kings: World. As you may already know, this game is a departure from the PUBG developers‘ usual style, transitioning to an open-world action RPG within the same universe. The mobile game Honor of Kings is set to support co-op multiplayer, similar to Genshin Impact, alongside a separate single-player mode with distinct functionality. The Honor of Kings: World is scheduled to release on PCs and next-generation consoles in 2024.
5. Granblue Fantasy: Relink
During Gamescom Opening Night Live earlier 2023, Granblue Fantasy: Relink announced its release date for February 1, 2024. Granblue Fantasy Relink is JRPG, developed by the same team behind one of the oldest actual RPG games, has been in the making for six or seven years. In a style reminiscent of Final Fantasy 16’s open world, it will be a PlayStation exclusive available on PCs as well as PlayStation 4 and 5 on the same date.
6. Metaphor: ReFantazio
Metaphor: ReFantazio is officially coming to PCs, in addition to the next generation of consoles and the PlayStation 4. This announcement was made through a recent trailer, and the release is slated for 2024. For those unfamiliar with Metaphor, it’s a fantasy RPG directed by the same team responsible for the Persona Games 3, 4, and 5. Metaphor ReFantazio serves as a sequel to a well-received game from almost a decade ago.
7. Duet Night Abyss
At number seven, we have a newly announced game appearing on Taptap and its official website through pre-registrations. It’s a co-developed mobile Adventure RPG from the team responsible for Blackmouth Wukong and Punishing Gray Raven, titled Duet Night Abyss. Described as a high-freedom fantasy Adventure RPG with a focus on fast-paced action, the game is set to release on PCs in 2024.
8. SAND LAND
Next up, at number eight, is SAND LAND, developed by the same team behind Dragon Ball games. If you haven’t already noticed the resemblance, it’s an open-world adventure with action-adventure elements. With shaded graphics depicting a vast desert in a post-apocalyptic era, Sand Land is set to release on PCs and consoles in early 2024.
9. Wuthering Waves
Wuthering Waves, an action RPG with cross-platform support for PCs and mobile, has been among the most anticipated games for quite some time. Released almost two years ago, it has been teased multiple times throughout 2022 with gameplay and story trailers. However, the latest update indicates that the Wuthering Waves will no longer be released in 2023, with a vague release date set for 2024.
10. Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes
Heading to every platform, including PC, Nintendo Switch (Review), and both generations of consoles, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is now scheduled for release on April 23rd, 2024, instead of the initially planned 2023 launch. Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is pixel-art style turn-based tactics RPG, with almost an open-world feel, has generated significant anticipation. The latest update includes a new trailer and confirmation that the Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes has met all its Kickstarter campaign goals, featuring various achievements.
11. Persona 3 Reload
Atlas has released another trailer for Persona 3 Reload, one of their highly anticipated turn-based JRPGs. The release date is now set for February 2nd, covering PCs and both generations of consoles, with a potential Switch release as well. The trailer showcases familiar characters from Persona 3, along with director’s cut versions, a new playable epilogue, enhanced visuals, and updated voiceovers.
12. One Punch Man: World
Currently in beta on mobile and undergoing testing, One Punch Man: World is a free-to-play, action-oriented RPG with Souls-like elements. The PC beta is still in progress, and the One Punch Man World Game is expected to launch on both PCs and consoles later in 2023. The gameplay revolves around a new journey, exploring the story of the iconic One Punch Man.
Level-5 has released a new trailer providing more gameplay details about Decapolice. The Decapolice, initially slated for 2023, is now scheduled for release on PlayStation 4, 5, and Switch in 2024. Known for their work on the Ni no Kuni series, the developers describe Decapolice as a crime suspense RPG and a fast-paced adventure where players take on the role of detectives in a virtual world. The concept is unique, and the game promises an engaging experience.
14. Zenless Zone Zero
Coming from the developers of Genshin Impact, Zenless Zone Zero is an action RPG anime gacha that has been in development for almost four years. While a precise release date is still pending, lucky players can find it on Taptap for testing. Zenless Zone Zero is set to launch on PCs, and here’s an authentic look at its visuals and gameplay.
15. Unicorn Overlord
Atlas has shared more information about Unicorn Overlord, their tactical RPG adventure game. Initially slated for 2023, it’s now set to release on March 8, 2024, for Xbox Series x/s, PlayStation consoles, and Nintendo Switch. Unicorn Overload Japanese-style RPG offers a blend of exploration and turn-based combat, showcasing a unique combination of story, world, characters, and in-game systems.
16. Megaton Musashi: Wired
Moving forward, Megaton Musashi: Wired, the action RPG fighting game developed by Level-5, originally released in 2021 for all consoles, is finally making its way to the West. Megaton Musashi: Wired boasts enhanced mechanics and graphics and is expected to launch either by the end of the year or in early 2024. Here’s a glimpse of the game’s visuals and gameplay.
17. Persona 5 Tactica
At number 17, we have Persona 5 Tactica, a tactical role-playing game from the Persona series. Set to release on all consoles, including the Nintendo Switch, on November 17 of this year, the game introduces diversified options in combat, chain combos, and different strategies while featuring the familiar characters from the series.
18. SaGa Emerald Beyond
Announced a month ago in the latest Nintendo Direct, SaGa Emerald Beyond, the newest addition to the SaGa series developed by Square Enix, is set to release early in 2024. While the exact release date is yet to be revealed, SaGa Emerald Beyond promises a multi-layered, rich story involving six different heroes with vastly different backgrounds and abilities.