Every JRPG coming in 2018

Every single JRPG coming out in 2018 by release date

Plan ahead this year and keep track of each Japanese RPG releasing in 2018.

A quick look shows Monster Hunter: World, the Secret of Mana remake, and Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom dominating the first quarter.

This page will confirm further 2018 JRPGs upon their announcement or confirmation. These include Project Octopath Traveler for the Nintendo Switch, and the recently revealed Valkyria Chronicles 4 that is already near completion.

What are your most anticipated JRPGs for 2018?

Kindgom Hearts III? Dragon Quest XI? What’s the one release you can’t go without this year?

Leave a comment below and be sure to check back for constant updates to the calendar as more JRPGs are announced.

While you’re at it, try and keep up with the podcast and get coverage on both new and retro titles alike throughout 2018!


I have to go with Monster Hunter: World here. I love that it’s also a PC release as I’m a big MMO player and this seems like a natural fit for the platform.

Lost Sphear also has my interest. Here’s hoping it’s a more polished experience than I am Setsuna.

GamePlatformRelease Date
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's MemoryPS4, Vita19-Jan
Lost SphearPS4, Switch, PC23-Jan
Zwei: The Arges AdventurePC24-Jan
Monster Hunter: WorldPS4, Xbox One, PC26-Jan
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DanaPC30-Jan


I played Radiant Historia not long ago on the DS and had an incredible time, so I implore anyone who hasn’t tried it to pick up this remaster in February. In any case, Secret of Mana is a big name classic that I never got through in its original form. I”ll pick this one up in February.

GamePlatformRelease Date
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac AgePC1-Feb
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology3DS13-Feb
Secret of ManaPS4, PS Vita, PC 15-Feb
Sword Art Online: Fatal BulletPS4,XBO, PC 23-Feb


Ni No Kuni was too beautiful to play down for all its flaws, and I anxiously anticipate its sequel. As for Yakuza 6, maybe it’s time to try the series out this year. Can anyone recommend a starting point for a series newcomer?

GamePlatformRelease Date
Yakuza 6: The Song of LifePS420-Mar
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant KingdomPS4, PC 23-Mar
Atelier Lyde and SoeurPS4, PC, Switch27-Mar

To be Confirmed…

A chance to revisit a complete version of Final Fantasy XV instead of the swiss cheese I got in its initial release? Count me in. Its PC port is due sometime in 2018.

Other than that, I’m too big of a tactical game fan to not put Valkyria Chronciles 4 at the top of my list. Code Vein also has my interest peaked with its self-admitted Souls style design, and Project Octopath Traveler is giving me Romancing SaGa vibes that I most appreciate.

GamePlatformRelease Date
Code: VeinPS4, Xbox One, PC TBA
Dragon Quest XIPS4, Switch, 3DS TBA
Final Fantasy XVPCTBA
Kingdom Hearts IIIPS4, Xbox One TBA
Persona Q23DSTBA
Project Octopath TravelerSwitchTBA
Valkyria Chronicles 4PS4, Xbox One, SwitchTBA
The World Ends With You: Final RemixSwitchTBA

Plenty of other big titles are assuredly coming in 2018, so keep watch.

Remember, this page will be updated daily as release dates are confirmed.


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