40 Upcoming Role Playing Games of 2018 on PC, PS4, XB1, Switch
King Evan makes a life-changing adventure after being ousted from his throne. This sequel to Level 5 games colorful fantasy RPG brings you to a whole new journey filled with so much heart. Embrace the game’s dynamic combat system and feel the rush of childlike heroism on your face. It’s coming out this January 19 on the PC and PlayStation 4.
A whole new set of Digimon will welcome you in this follow up to the 2015 game. This entry introduces a whole new story that’s set during the events of the original game, dive into the cyberspace and find the real culprit behind the mysterious hackings. It’s coming this January 19 on the PlayStation 4.
Rekindling the fires of Square Enix’s classic JRPG, this latest adventure takes you to a familiar environment inspired from Square’s iconic creations. Play as a young man who awakens the power of memory to restore the world and defeat a powerful force. It’s coming out January 23 on the PC and PlayStation 4.
Encounter magical beasts, meet dangerous enemies, and meet memorable characters inside this fantasy world divided into multiple regions. Collect 13 Zodiac jobs and unleash your newfound powers in its turn-based JRPG combat. It’s coming out this January 30 on the PlayStation 4.
Square’s latest fighting game gets a huge makeover. Bringing together the iconic heroes and villains from all Final Fantasy games, watch them battle it out in high-stakes anime action. Bring balance to the forces of Chaos and Cosmos with new characters like Noctis from Final Fantasy XV. Coming out this January 30 as a PlayStation 4 exclusive.
Dragon’s Crown Pro.
Gather a ragtag group of stereotypical fantasy characters in a quest to reach the end of a terrorizing dungeon filled with bloodthirsty beasts. This 2D adventure goes to the PlayStation 4 with cross-play features with the PS3 and PlayStation Vita. Not to mention it has 4K capabilities. So that’s a good start. It’s coming this February 2018.
Ignus awaits in this massive online sandbox RPG from Blue Isle Studios. Tame mighty beasts, forge alliances, explore uncharted locations and fight for dominance. It’s currently on Steam Early Access but the game is set to release sometime this February 2018 on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
A room-scale VR Action RPG for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift Touch. This brutal game mixes roguelike elements with intense strategic depth. Experience the realistic physics-based combat and jump across various inter-dimensional magical realms. Survive Atlantis and live to tell the tale. It’s coming out to the PC this February 2018.
Dubbed as a “hardcore retrofuturistic adventure”, survive the horrors of space as you play the role of a biologist named Zack Paterson. Find out what happens inside this ship and engage in its flexible, dynamic gameplay shifts. It’s coming out to the PC this February 7.
War, corruption and discord are all around the Holy Roman Empire. Play as a survivor of a mercenary raid and exact your vengeance by putting yourself in the middle of a bloody conflict that could restore the future of your Kingdom. It’s coming this February 13 Secret Of Mana. Square’s latest retelling of the classic JRPG looks promising. A full 3D remake will take you to the beautiful world torn between good and evil. Featuring the series’ signature real-time battles and a few gameplay upgrades, it feels like a completely new game if you think about it. It’s coming out this February 15 on the PC and PlayStation 4.
Step inside the digital world and be the hero of Gun Gale Online. Customize your weapon loadouts and equip the most badass looking guns from all across the Sword Art universe. It’s set to release this early 2018.
A new adventure awaits you in this latest entry of the Atelier series. Follow two twins as they discover a mysterious painting that draws them to a world full of alchemical wonders. Challenge each other to be the legendary alchemists of the land. Coming out this March 27 on the PC and PlayStation 4.
The biggest and the most ambitious Monster Hunter game right now. CAPCOM’s next big hit aims to give old and new players the feeling of living inside the monster-infested ecosystem with seamless online features and improved third-person combat. It’s coming this January 26th on the PlayStation 4 while the PC release is still unknown.
Enroll in a prestigious school of talented and cute witches. This beat-em up RPG puts you on the shoes of Shiny Chariot as she and her friends uncover a mystery hidden inside the academy. The game features an original story extracted from the anime itself. It’s coming out this early 2018 on the PC and PlayStation 4.
A cult classic action adventure returns after a successful crowdfunding. Go on a globetrotting adventure with Hana, Rain, Deke, and Glas in their refreshing new looks. This title is different from the ground up remake titled Fear Effect Reinvented. Sedna is set to release this early 2018 on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Moonlighter for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
A roguelike adventure with a unique gameplay element. Play as a shopkeeper by day and a dungeon-crawling warrior at night. Sell your rare items in your humble shop and gain enough money to dominate its randomly-generated dungeons at night. Coming to the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this early 2018.
It’s only a matter of time before Square Enix’s latest Final Fantasy game gets the PC love it deserves. It boasts a wealth of magnificent content including high-resolution support, HDR 10, and all the downloadable content from the game’s season pass. Among its bonus content features a new First Person Mode that lets you explore the world of Eos in Noctis’ eyes. Coming this early 2018.
Vampyr for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
Set in 1918 London, play as a doctor slash vampire, Jonathan Reed as he helps himself and others survive the horrors of the flu pandemic. With their signature branching choices, you get to decide which path you choose. Originally scheduled this 2017, it's release has been delayed to the first half of 2018. Coming to the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
System Shock for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
This reboot of the original System Shock will stay true to the game’s classic nature. Return to the shoes of a renowned hacker trying to break the fragile system of the corporate world. Currently active on Kickstarter, help the game achieve their goals. It’s coming out this early 2018 on the PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4.
KOVA for PC, and Xbox One
A metroidvania game set in a distant future. This RPG puts you to the shoes of a space mercenary surviving an icy planet. Uncover the mystery behind this anomaly as you interact with allies and foes in various ways. Acquire weapons, suits and ships to progress through the game’s story. It’s coming out this early 2018 on the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Shenmue III for PS4 and PC.
After a record-breaking kickstarter, the relatively unknown legend, Ryo Hazuki, resumes his quest for vengeance in a form that almost rivals the grandeur of the original. Watch out for his return to form this late 2018 on the PC and PlayStation 4.
Anthem for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Bioware’s new adventure takes you to a hostile wilderness filled with devilish creatures. Don your futuristic suit and brave the unknown wilds with your friends as you scavengers rare items and resources. Bask in its gorgeous graphics and fast-paced third person shooting gameplay. Let’s hope EA doesn’t mess around this time. Coming this late 2018 on the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Developer Yang Bing attracts a global audience with his impressive open-world game. Still in heavy development, his one man army has managed to release a jaw-dropping trailer that took the world by storm. Inspired by the recent Final Fantasy XV, it shares many similarities in characters and settings. It's set to release on the PC sometime in 2018.
Follow Sora and friends as they embark on one memorable adventure to save the people closest to his heart. Experience a robust upgrade to its hack and slash JRPG combat. Not to mention it features whole new worlds such as Pixar’s Toy Story and Disney’s Tangled. It’s coming HOPEFULLY this 2018 on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Indivisible for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Follows the story of Anja who embarks on a global quest to trace the roots of her powers. It's inspired by Japanese RPG, Valkyrie Profile, but the indie studio adds their own masterful strokes within the lush, ancient world. It's set to release sometime in 2018 on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Spiders brings us a new RPG set in a fictional 17th century rife with magic and discovery. Choose your side in a brewing conflict between natives and colonizers in a world inspired by baroque art. Set to release in 2018 on the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Control a 16 year old girl destined for greatness. Go on an epic adventure with your friends as this game showcases enough visual splendor on the PlayStation 4 compared to its 3DS and Switch versions. Not much details were revealed yet, but it’s coming out this 2018.
Code Vein for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
Follow a group of Revenants called Veins. These powerful warriors are entrusted with the gift of using the blood of your enemies as your strength. Fend off creatures known as the Lost and unleash your bloodbath on the bodies of your fallen enemies. Coming this 2018 on the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
This role-playing survival horror game puts you into the twisted world of H.P. Lovecraft. Play as a Private Investigator as he search for clues on a mysterious family death. The game features a semi-open world with deep psychological themes. Do what it takes to stop the revival of the Great One. Coming this 2018 on the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Biomutant fr PC, Xbox One and PS4.
THQ Nordic’s latest game lets you feel like you’re Rocket Raccoon. Genetically enhance your way into this post-apocalyptic open-world where everybody is kung fu fighting. Freely move around its world and customize your adorable creature to perfection. Mix melee, shooting and mutant abilities. It’s coming sometime this 2018 on the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
A Japanese-based Kickstarter project that combines the talent of various individuals from both East and West. A mix of JRPG and squad-based RTS all packed into one game. Not much details were revealed yet, but it’s going to redefine conventional videogame standards due to its Indie & Triple A atmosphere. It’s coming soon sometime this 2018 on the PC and PlayStation 4.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 for PS4, Xbox One and PS4, and Switch.
Taking place in the same time frame of the original game, get caught in a war between two massive forces. It offers the same strategic gameplay from the first three games but with a more focused perspective on the individual characters. It’s set to release sometime this 2018 on the PC and PlayStation 4.
Darksiders III for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
Return to the wartorn earth in stunning HD with THQ Nordic's third entry to the Darksiders series. Witness the adventures of the mage Fury as she embarks on a quest to destroy the seven Deadly Sins. It's set to release sometime in 2018 on the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Another in a series of crowdfunded RPGs, Tiny Shark Interactive takes you to an open medieval world filled with futuristic technology. Experiment with 24 different gadgets as former commander Damien Price and watch the magic of innovation unfold. It's set to release in third quarter of 2018 on the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Take your pick from 3 heroes, each with their individual stories and quests; or consume up 15 characters to make use of their skillsets. With real-time battles, a party system, and the extensive lore of the Heretic Kingdoms saga, it's a fiery RPG you can't miss. Releasing in 2018 on the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Ooblets for PC and Xbox One.
A creature collecting game inspired by Nintendo’s Pokemon, Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing. But aside from its collecting, you get to create your farm where you train and grow your Ooblets. It’s set to release this 2018 on the PC and Xbox One.
Obsidian Entertainment expands our horizons with this upcoming sequel. Set after the events of the previous game, return to the role of Watcher as he ventures to a whole new region with a whole lot of dangers to overcome. Board your new ship and sail off to the eponymous Deadfire to confront the God of Light. Set to release this 2018 on the PC.
Mount your horse and ride into their improved full-scale castle sieges or make use of its sandbox gameplay to enhance your reputation or fight against lowly bandits with their complex and satisfying combat. This much awaited sequel will set the stage 200 years before the original game. It’s coming out sometime this 2018 on the PC.
The latest expansion to Blizzard Entertainment’s MMORPG. Declare your allegiance as the Alliance and the Horde aren’t really mending their differences. Explore the land of Azeroth and enter the world undivided with a new level cap, dungeons, character boosts, and communities. It’s coming this 2018 on the PC.
Enter their scenic landscapes and fight against an array of unique and interesting beasts. Inspired from CAPCOM’s Monster Hunter series, use your wide array of weapons to downsize the towering threats, and make use of their Aether absorption techniques and combos. It’s coming to the PC sometime this 2018.