10 Upcoming RPG Games For PS4, Xbox One, And Switch (2019)


Let’s introduce you to 10 RPGs that will be released in 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

In 2019, we are expecting a lot of promising role-playing games for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Let us introduce you to 10 of our favorites.

Whether it’s Western RPG, JRPG, Action RPG or RPG strategy game, Roleplaying Enthusiasts should definitely find it in our list.

We start with 10 highlights that you should definitely keep in mind. This is followed by a release list with other titles of the genre, which should come in 2019 on the market.

Kingdom Hearts 3

Platform: PS4, Xbox One 
Release: January 29, 2019

Kingdom Hearts 3 is a crossover action RPG in which heroes from the Disney and Square Enix universes meet. In the third part, Sora and Co have to face the mysterious organization that has produced images of the different worlds and then rob their souls.

To stop our archenemies, we embark on a journey across various worlds. These worlds are already confirmed:

  • Hercules World
  • The Kingdom of Corona (Rapunzel – Newly spoiled)
  • Fransokyo (Baymax – Giant Robowabohu)
  • Monstropolis (The Monster AG)
  • The mysterious tower
  • Andy’s room and the city (Toy Story, including Ralph Ralph’s guest appearance)
  • The world of Frozen
  • The world (and the ocean) from Pirates of the Caribbean

DAlthough we suspect a kind of retrospective at the beginning of the game, which let us review the previous events. In order to follow the complex story and understand the relationships between the many characters, you should definitely have played the predecessors. If the story does not matter, of course, you can start without previous experience.

The Outer Worlds

Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC 
Release: 2019

The Outer Worlds is the new game from Obsidian, the makers of the Fallout: New Vegas that sends you as a spacewalker into an alternative future scenario. This Sifi RPG has both visual and gameplay elements that we know from the Fallout games. From character editor to dialogues with NPCs, decisions and factions.

The Outer Worlds is a classic single-player role-playing game by two directors Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky, who set up a real RPG milestone over 20 years ago with Fallout, bringing with them a wealth of solo RPG experience. Sadly there is is no multiplayer element to the game.

Nioh 2

Platform: PS4, PC 
Release: 2019

The Dark Souls-inspired samurai action game Nioh turned out in 2017 as a real surprise hit and inspired, among other things, with its complex combat system and the demanding level of difficulty. At E3 2018 Publisher Koei Tecmo announced a successor NIOH 2 releasing a first short teaser. .

Yet there is not much known about Nioh 2. However, Director Fumihiko Yasuda has already confirmed the biggest change: There will be a character editor that will allow us to determine the look, gender and ancestry of our hero. This time we can also fight with a female character.

In addition, the creators want to revise the RPG mechanics of the game, but they are still silent about details.

If you want to try out the game before the (still undated) release, you get the chance in a PS4 demo. The developers want to get valuable feedback from the players. There is no information about the release of the demo yet.

Pokémon Switch 2019

Platform: Switch 
Release: 2019

With Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu! and Eevee! The famous 2018 RPG series celebrated their switch debut. If this is only a remake of the Yellow Edition, this year we are awaited by a “real” Pokémon game and thus a new main offshoot of the series.

There is not much known about ” Pokémon Switch 2019 “, the working title of the upcoming adventure. It is already officially confirmed that the game will introduce the 8th Pokémon generation , allowing us to hunt for completely new pocket monsters.


Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC 
Release: 2019

The single-player action RPG Greedfall takes us back to an alternative 17th century that blends Baroque style with classic fantasy motifs to create a novel RPG setting. It takes us to an untapped island full of secrets and riches, but also dangers.

Greedfall is a role-playing game with quests that we can complete in different ways. Not only fighting plays an important role here, but also stealth and diplomacy.

In Greedfall, we join factions as a neutral newcomer on the island, such as the fighting faction or the native elves. Each of our decisions in the game should influence the relationship of the various factions.


Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC 
Release: 2nd Quarter 2019

In the Action RPG Biomutant, we slip into the role of a very cute mutant called Fable, deciding the fate of a dying Open World. Originally Biomutant scheduled to release in 2018, but has now been postponed to 2019 and is still waiting for a fixed release date.

Biomutant was one of the biggest surprises of the fair after the announcement at Gamescom 2017. The reason for this was the ambitious concept of the game. We first create our own character in the extensive editor, and then let off steam in a pretty huge post-apocalyptic Open World full of possibilities & mechanics:

  • There is a dialogue, faction, craftingand a karma system
  • Thanks to the mutation system we can develop our heroes very freely and adapt them according to our style of play
  • Fighting is among other things with sword and revolver in a direct combat system
  • We move on riding and flying animals
  • We are fighting huge boss monsters

Fire Emblem Three Houses

Platform: Switch 
Release: 2019

With Three Houses not only the 16th part of the Fire Emblem series, but also the first series spin-off since 2007, appears again for a Nintendo home console to expect.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses appeals primarily to fans of classic round-strategy battles, combining the game and its predecessors with a motivating RPG system.

Which game elements are new? The new Fire Emblem game will feature a beautiful, detailed graphic robe, a new story and new characters to play in the world of Fódlan.

Unlike the previous Fire Emblem parts, in Three Houses we will command larger troops to take tactical formations.

Which characters are there? In Fire Emblem: Three Houses we accompany the four protagonists Byleth, Edelgard, Dimitri and Claude. With our respective character we should be able to move freely through the game world and interact with other characters at several points.


Platform: Switch 
Release: 2019

Wargroove is a tactical RPG developed by Chucklefish that is playfully and visually reminiscent of the Intelligence Systems Fire Emblem and Advance Wars series.

The game let us slip into the boots of a total of 12 commanders, each offering their own campaign with its own history. Thanks to a special editor, we can even build our own maps on which to fight.

Wargroove offers both single and multiplayer elements: In Skirmish Mode, you can expect 30+ two-player PvP maps, 10+ three-player PvP maps & 6+ four-player PVP maps. Wargroove is playable online and offline as well as with bots.

Platform: PS4 
Release: 2019

This year, Platinum Games the developer behind Nier Automata awaits us with a new big game Granblue Fantasy: ReLink. The title is based on the Granblue Fantasy series which is very popular in Japan, The game has so far appeared only on the mobile operating systems iOS and Android. In Relink, we are not moving through an open world, but through many straight-lined levels where we fight through opponents to the boss.

The action RPG can be played solo or in co-op with up to three friends. Our human players then take control of the other party members.

First, the game appears in Japan, but should also come to the western market. When the planned localization for the West is completed, however, we do not know yet.

Dragon Quest Builders 2

Platform: PS4, Switch 
Release: 2019 (already available in Japan since December 2018)

Dragon Quest Builders aka DQB combines Minecraft’s gameplay with Dragon Quest’s typical RPG system. The successor, which is to appear this year for the PS4 and Nintendo Switch, follows the playful footsteps of the charming debut, but comes with a decisive innovation.

While the first part sent us completely on our own into the pebble adventure, this time you can also go off as a couple in the successor. DQB 2 has both an online and an offline co-op mode with up to four players. Of course, there is also a solo campaign.

Some More Exciting RPG Titles Releasing in 2019

Below you can find a list of all the other Role Playing Games that are expected to be released this year.

  • Path of Exile
  • Pillars of Eternity 2: Deathfire
  • The Bard’s Tale 4: Barrows Deep
  • Outward
  • Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
  • Project Awakening
  • God Eater 3
  • Ash of Gods: Redemption
  • Hell Warders
  • Citadel Forged with Fire
  • Smoke and sacrifice
  • Torchlight Frontiers
  • Dauntless
  • The Surge 2
  • Ooblets
  • Children of Morta
  • Unsung Story: Tales of the Guardians
  • Dragon Quest 11 (Switch)
  • Temtem
  • Digimon Survive
  • Shin Megami Tensei 5
  • Persona 5 R
  • Spellbound

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