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The RPGs of 2019: Every RPG and their release dates

Another year, another varied and exciting round of RPGs to look forward to. After some strong releases in 2018 like Dragon Quest XI and Valkyria Chronicles 4, there are more highly anticipated games right around the corner. After a slight delay, Kingdom Hearts III kicks off 2019 with a bang, and there will certainly be more surprises in the coming months. As has become a tradition for RPG Site, we wanted to compile all the RPGs set to release in the upcoming year.

Now - we know - defining what exactly is an 'RPG' is can be a little tricky. While some of the games below may not best be labeled as an 'RPG', we wanted to include games that have evident role-playing elements. We allow for a little bit of wiggle room.

Let us also note: our list only includes games with confirmed English versions set to release in 2019 and will be updated regularly throughout the year. Games that do not have confirmed English localizations or have not yet been announced with 2019 release plans will not be included.

Find the list below. Feel free to let us know in the comments if you see any omissions or mistakes!

Last updated: September 20, 2019

January 2019 RPGs

Kingdom Hearts III opens 2019 with flair, but we also see the release of Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition - finally bringing those long-awaited PS3 additions to the west. Smaller titles like RPG-platformer Dragon Marked for Death and adventure/RPG Mage's Initiation round out a strong first month.

  • Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight [Switch] - January 10

  • Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey [3DS] - January 11 (NA), January 25 (EU)

  • Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition [PS4/XB1/Switch/PC] - January 11

  • YIIK: A Postmodern RPG [PS4/Switch/PC] - January 17

  • Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force [Switch] - January 17

  • Feudal Alloy [Switch/PC] - January 17

  • Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition [PS4/XB1/PC] - January 18

  • Langrisser Mobile [Mobile] - January 22

  • Aion: Legions of War - January 24 [Mobile]

  • Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds [Switch] - January 24

  • Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time and Space [Mobile] - January 28 (NA)

  • Kingdom Hearts III [PS4/XB1] - January 29

  • Mage's Initiation: Reign of the Elements [PC] - January 30

  • Dragon Marked for Death [Switch] - January 31

  • Tangledeep [Switch] - January 31

  • Record of Agarest War: Mariage [PC] - January 31

February 2019 RPGs

February will see BioWare debut its anticipated co-operative action RPG Anthem alongside several JRPG localizations.

  • Etrian Odyssey Nexus [3DS] - February 5

  • Evoland: Legendary Edition [PS4/XB1/Switch] - February 5

  • Salt and Sanctuary [XB1] - February 6

  • Magic Scroll Tactics [Switch] - February 7

  • God Eater 3 [PS4/PC]- February 8 

  • Yo-Kai Watch 3 [3DS] - February 8 (NA)

  • Final Fantasy IX [XB1/Switch] - February 13

  • Yakuza Kiwami [PC] - February 19

  • Death End re;Quest [PS4] - February 19 (NA), February 22 (EU)

  • AxE: Alliance vs Empire [Mobile] - February 21

  • Anthem [PS4/XB1/PC] - February 22

  • NieR:Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition [PS4/PC] - February 26

March 2019 RPGs

March sees the release of several more niche Japanese RPG titles like The Caligula Effect: Overdose and The Princess Guide. Ubisoft also follows up its massive 'online open world, action shooter RPG' with The Division 2.

  • Black Desert [XB1] - March 4

  • Eternity: The Last Unicorn [PS4/PC] - March 5

  • The Caligula Effect: Overdose [PS4/Switch/PC] - March 12 (NA), March 15 (EU)

  • The Division 2 [PS4/XB1/PC] - March 15

  • Fate/Extella Link [PS4/Switch/Vita/PC] - March 19 (NA), March 22 (EU)

  • Super Robot Wars T [PS4] - March 20 (English Asian)

  • Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy [PS4/Switch] - March 20

  • Outward [PS4/XB1/PC] - March 26

  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Decisive Edition [PS4] - March 26 (NA), March 29 (EU)

  • Final Fantasy VII [XB1/Switch] - March 26

  • Seven: Enhanced Edition [PS4/PC] - March 26

  • Grimshade [PC] - March 26

  • Path of Exile [PS4] - March 26

  • Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World [PS4/Switch/PC] - March 26 (NA), March 29 (EU)

  • The Princess Guide [PS4/Switch] - March 26 (NA), March 29 (EU)

  • Operencia: The Stolen Sun [XB1/PC] - March 29

April 2019 RPGs

Dragon's Dogma on Switch and Final Fantasy ports headline this April line up.

  • Darksiders Warmastered Edition [Switch] - April 2

  • Sword and Fairy 6 [PS4] - April 2 (NA), April 3 (EU)

  • Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin [Mobile] - April 4 (NA)

  • Zanki Zero: Last Beginning [PS4/PC] - April 9

  • Slime Tactics [Switch] - April 11

  • Vaporum [PS4/XB1/Switch] - April 11

  • Pathway [PC] - April 11

  • Final Fantasy X|X-2 Remaster [XB1/Switch] - April 16

  • Eternity: The Last Unicorn [XB1] - April 16

  • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen [Switch] - April 23

  • Dark Devotion [PC] - April 25

  • SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech [Switch] - April 25

  • Moero Chronicle Hyper [Switch] - April 26

  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age [XB1/Switch] - April 30

  • Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark [PC] - April 30

May 2019 RPGs

May is a fairly quiet month for RPGs in 2019 - outside of some ports and re-releases, the month is headlined by Atelier Lulua, the latest title in the niche Atelier JRPG series.

  • Yakuza Kiwami 2 [PC] - May 9

  • Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest [PC] - May 15

  • Death End re;Quest [PC] - May 16

  • Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland [PS4/Switch/PC] - May 21 (NA), May 24 (EU)

  • Dauntless [PC/XB1/PS4] - May 21

  • Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization [Switch] - May 24

  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance Royal Edition [PS4/XB1/PC] - May 28

  • Vambrace: Cold Soul [PC] - May 28

  • Lapis x Labyrinth [PS4/Switch] - May 28 (NA), May 31 (EU)

  • SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech [PC] - May 31

June 2019 RPGs

Two Sega/Atlus RPGs will see their release in the first month of Summer: the Persona spinoff in New Cinema Labyrinth and the Yakuza universe thriller in Judgment.

  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr [PC/PS4/XB1] - June 4

  • Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth [3DS] - June 4

  • Warhammer: Chaosbane [PS4/XB1/PC] - June 4

  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Relentless Edition [PS4] - June 4 (NA), June 7 (EU)

  • Artifact Adventure Gaiden DX [Switch] - June 6

  • Octopath Traveler [PC] - June 7

  • Dragon Star Varnir [PS4] - June 11 (NA), June 14 (EU)

  • God Wars: The Complete Legend [PC] - June 14

  • Citizens of Space [PS4/XB1/Switch/PC] - June 18

  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night [PS4/XB1/Switch/PC] - June 18, June 25 (Switch)

  • Super Neptunia RPG [PS4/Switch/PC] - June 20 (PC), June 25 (NA), June 28 (EU)

  • Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story [mobile] - June 25 (US/Canada)

  • Judgment [PS4] - June 25

  • Kamiko [Steam] - June 26

July 2019 RPGs

Fire Emblem's latest entry lands this summer, along with the third expansion for Final Fantasy XIV.

  • Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers [PS4/PC] - July 2

  • Lucah: Born of a Dream [Switch] - July 3

  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 [Switch/PS4] - July 12

  • God Eater 3 [Switch] - July 12

  • Killsquad [PC] - July 16 (Entering Early Access)

  • Gloomhaven [PC] - July 17 (Entering Early Access)

  • Warlocks 2: Godslayers [PC] - July 18 

  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order [Switch] - July 19

  • Swords & Souls: Neverseen [PC] - July 22

  • Iratus: Lord of the Dead [PC] - July 24 (Entering Early Access)

  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses [Switch] - July 26

August 2019 RPGs

August is a relatively quiet month for RPGs. Oninaki is shaping up to potentially be Tokyo RPG Factory's strongest game.

  • Jupiter Hell [PC] - August 1 (Entering Early Access)

  • Legends of Amberland: The Forgotten Crown [PC] - August 1 (Leaving Early Access)

  • Forged of Blood [PC] - August 1

  • Legends of Aria [PC] - August 6 (Entering Early Access)

  • Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition [Switch] - August 8

  • Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition [Switch] - August 9

  • Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark [Switch] - August 14

  • Grandia HD Collection [Switch] - August 16

  • Oninaki [PS4/Switch/PC] - August 22

  • Black Desert [PS4] - August 22

  • Collection of Mana [Switch, physical] - August 27

  • Minoria [PC] - August 27

  • Pagan Online [PC] - August 27 (Leaving Early Access)

  • Crystar [PS4/PC] - August 27 (NA), August 30 (EU)

  • The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep Director's Cut [PS4/XB1] - August 27

  • Wayward Souls [PC] - August 28 (Leaving Early Access)

  • Vambrace: Cold Soul [PS4/XB1/Switch] - August 28 (PS4, Switch), August 29 (XB1)

  • Decay of Logos [PS4/XB1/Switch/PC] - August 27 (PS4), August 29 (Switch), August 30 (XB1/PC)

  • Re:Legend [PC] - August 30 (Entering Early Access)

September 2019 RPGs

An absolutely packed month of RPGs. A huge expansion for Monster Hunter: World, some western flavor with Borderlands 3, The Surge 2, and Greedfall, some Japanese flavor with Code Vein and re-releases for Ni no Kuni and Dragon Quest XI.

  • Children of Morta [PC] - September 3

  • Final Fantasy VIII Remastered [PS4/XB1/Switch/PC] - September 3

  • Torchlight II [PS4/XB1/Switch] - September 3

  • Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition [Switch] - September 4

  • Sin Slayers [PC]  - September 5

  • Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne [PS4/XB1 Expansion, PC later] - September 6

  • Greedfall [PS4/XB1/PC] - September 10

  • Caravan Stories [PS4] - September 10

  • Utawarerumono Zan [PS4] - September 10 (NA), September 13 (EU)

  • Queen's Wish: The Conqueror [PC] - September 11

  • Borderlands 3 [PS4/XB1/PC] - September 13

  • Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch [PS4/PC/Switch] - September 20

  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Remake [Switch] - September 20

  • Niffelheim [PS4/XB1/Switch] - September 20

  • Various Daylife [iOS] - September 20

  • The Surge 2 [PS4/XB1/PC] - September 24

  • Cat Quest II: The Lupus Empire [PC] - September 24

  • Encased [PC] - September 26 (Entering Early Access)

  • Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones [PC] - September 26

  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition [Switch] - September 27

  • Dragon Quest [Switch] - September 27

  • Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line [Switch] - September 27

  • Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation [Switch] - September 27

  • Code Vein [PS4/XB1/PC] - September 27

  • Astellia [PC] - September 27

  • Cube World [PC] - September 30

  • Everreach: Project Eden [XB1, PC]

October 2019 RPGs

What is perhaps the biggest Western RPG of the year lands with Obsidian's The Outer Worlds, alongside fan-favorite Trails of Cold Steel III and the year's third Atelier game. Also several classic RPGs now available on consoles.

  • Warsaw [PC] - October 2

  • Super Robot Wars V [Switch] - October 3 (English Asian edition)

  • Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory [PC] - October 3

  • The Alliance Alive HD Remaster [PS4/Switch] - October 8

  • Indivisible [PS4/XB1/PC] - October 8 (NA), October 11 (EU)

  • Dragon Star Varnir [PC] - October 8

  • Mistover [PS4/Switch/PC] - October 10

  • Children of Morta [PS4/XB1/Switch] - October 15

  • The Witcher 3 [Switch] - October 15

  • Baldur’s Gate [PS4/XB1/Switch] - October 15

  • Baldur’s Gate II [PS4/XB1/Switch] - October 15

  • Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear [PS4/XB1/Switch] - October 15

  • Planescape: Torment [PS4/XB1/Switch] - October 15

  • Icewind Dale [PS4/XB1/Switch] - October 15

  • Disco Elysium [PC] - October 15

  • Little Town Hero [Switch] - October 16

  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III [PS4] - October 22

  • Mary Skelter 2 [Switch] - October 22 (NA), October 23 (EU)

  • Destiny Connect: Tick-tock Travelers [PS4/Switch] - October 22 (NA), October 25 (EU)

  • The Outer Worlds [PS4/XB1/PC] - October 25

  • Disgaea 4 Complete+ [PS4/Switch] - October 29

  • Vampyr [Switch] - October 29

  • Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout [PS4/Switch/PC] - October 29 (NA), November 1 (EU)

  • Grandia HD [PC]

November 2019 RPGs

Shenmue III finally sees release more than 15 years after its predecessor, and the first HD mainline Pokemon games see their release.

  • Citadel: Forged with Fire [PC/PS4/XB1] - November 1 (Leaving Early Access)

  • Conception Plus: Maidens of The Twelve Stars [PS4/PC] - November 5 (NA), November 8 (EU)

  • Stoneshard [PC] - November 7

  • Romancing SaGa 3 [PS4/Vita/XB1/Switch/PC/mobile] - November 11

  • Rune II [PC] - November 12

  • Sparklite [PS4/XB1/Switch/PC] - November 14

  • Pokemon Sword & Pokemon Shield [Switch] - November 15

  • Shenmue III [PS4/PC] - November 19

  • Bug Fables [PC] - November 21

  • Kingdom Under Fire II [PC]

December 2019 RPGs

A couple of Japanese RPG releases and PC RPGs round out the year in 2019.

  • SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions [PS4/Switch/PC/mobile] - December 3

  • Neverwinter Nights [PS4/XB1/Switch] - December 3 (NA), December 6 (EU)

  • Star Ocean: First Departure R [PS4/Switch] - December 5

  • Ashen [PS4/Switch/PC] - December 9

  • Hades [PC] - December 10 (Entering Steam Early Access)

  • Good Night, Knight [PC; entering Early Access]

Undated 2019 RPGs

RPGs Scheduled for 2019

  • Alaloth: Champions of the Four Kingdoms [XB1/PC]

  • Alchemic Cutie [PC]

  • Banner of the Maid [PS4/Switch/PC]

  • Biomutant [PS4/XB1/PC]

  • Cat Quest II: The Lupus Empire [PS4/Switch/Mobile]

  • Codename Nemesis [PC]

  • CrossCode [PS4/Switch]

  • Dark Devotion [PS4/Switch]

  • Darksiders Genesis [PS4/XB1/Switch/PC/Stadia]

  • Disjunction [PC]

  • Fae Tactics [PC]

  • Final Equinox: The Arrival [PC]

  • Heroland [PS4/Switch]

  • Ikenfell [PC]

  • Indivisible [Switch]

  • Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds [PS4/XB1]

  • Moon [Switch]

  • Necromunda: Underhive Wars [PS4/XB1/PC]

  • Orangeblood [PS4/XB1/Switch/PC]

  • Pangeon [PC]

  • Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory [PS4, XB1]

  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker [PS4/XB1/Switch]

  • Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire [PS4/XB1/Switch]

  • Rune Factory 4 Special [Switch]

  • Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin [PS4/PC]

  • SINoALICE [Mobile]

  • Swordbreaker: Back to the Castle [PC]

  • Tales of Crestoria [Mobile]

  • Tears of Avia [XB1/PC]

  • The Unliving [PC]

  • Torchlight Frontiers [PS4/XB1/PC]

  • Vestaria Saga [PC]

  • Virgo Vs The Zodiac [PC]

  • Warsaw [PS4/Switch]

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