JRPGs never cease to amaze me with their immersive storytelling, interesting characters, rich worlds, and unique gameplay mechanics. As we step into 2023, a number of exciting new JRPGs have already been announced, so there's a lot to look forward to in the coming months.

From indie JRPGs to highly anticipated sequels and original titles, the upcoming JRPG lineup promises to keep us entertained in 2023. In this comprehensive guide, I take a closer look at all the JRPGs slated as well as confirmed for release in 2023. I am only noting series that have been confirmed by official channels, so speculated releases are not included in this post.

I will continue to update this post daily as new games are announced, so be sure to bookmark this post or check back for new releases! That all being said, here are all of the JRPGs that have been confirmed for release in 2023. If any delays are announced, I will be sure to note these below as well.

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You can learn more about the 2023 JRPGs, including the platforms they are releasing on, synopsis, and more, below!

Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten

Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten

Release date: September 2023
Platform(s): PS4 & PS5

NIS America is releasing Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten, which is developed by AQUAPLUS, on PS4 and PS5 in the Fall of 2023. It was first released on PC on November 16, 2022, but this is the first time it's arriving on PlayStation in the West.

Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten is set in Ennakamuy, a frontier vassal state of the Yamato Empire, where a young man resides with his mother and sister. While investigating a local lord's request, he encounters a mysterious girl who reveals his presumed dead father is alive.

Determined to uncover the truth, he sets off for Arva Shulan, an enigmatic country absent from any maps. Overcoming challenges, he retraces his father's path and meets companions to share in his journey's highs and lows. Unbeknownst to him, he is gradually drawn into a pivotal historical moment. This is the tale of a man whose name will echo through legends.

Final Fantasy I-VI (1-6) Pixel Remaster

Release date: April 19, 2023
Platform(s): Switch, PS4

Square Enix is releasing the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Series, which was originally released on PC and mobile, on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in on April 19, 2023.

The collection collects Final Fantasy I-VI (1-6). When purchased digitally, they can be purchased individually, or if you are looking to get them all, can be bought in a bundle.

The physical packaged version, named the FF35th Anniversary Edition, comes with a record, an artbook, 8 character figures, and a bonus lenticular sleeve for the package. The FF35th Anniversary Edition is releasing on the Square Enix store, but if you just want the game and not all of the extras that come with the special edition, you can pick it up on sites like Playasia.

Eternights

Eternights

Release date: 2023
Platform(s): PS5, PS4, PC

Eternights, which is developed by Studio Sai, is releasing in 2023. It is an action game with dating sim elements, and it's set in a post-apocalyptic world where monsters roam. In this game, you will have to balance your relationships and strengthen them to gain new skills and spells, all the while exploring dungeons, solving puzzles, and completing minigames. It is interactive, and the story, as well as the 2D animated cutscenes, change depending on the relationships you build.

Time is ticking in this game, and every minute counts, so you will have to choose what you want to focus on the most in this game, dungeoning and exploring or focusing on your relationships and friends.

One Piece Odyssey

Release date: January 13, 2023
Platform(s): PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, PC

One Piece Odyssey is a new RPG inspired by the popular series created by Eiichiro Oda. It features familiar faces from the One Piece universe, including Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, Sanji, Chopper, Robin, Frankie, and Brook, who are playable characters.

Although it has the same feel as the original series, it's a completely new adventure and you'll face new enemies in this game too.

Fire Emblem Engage

Release date: January 13, 2023
Platform(s): Switch

When four kingdoms teamed up with heroes from across the universe to battle the Fell Dragon, they managed to lock it away. Fast forward a thousand years, and the seal is getting weaker, leaving the Fell Dragon on the brink of reawakening. In this game, you play as a Divine Dragon. Your mission? Gather the 12 Emblem Rings and restore peace to the Continent of Elyos.

In Fire Emblem Engage, you join forces with legendary heroes from previous Fire Emblem games, but you'll meet new characters too. You still get the same turn-based, tactical gameplay as you did in the previous Fire Emblem games which makes it familiar, but it has a new Engage system that also makes it different.

Monster Hunter Rise

Release date: January 20, 2023
Platform(s): PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC. Also released on Switch on March 26, 2021.

Monster Hunter Rise was released on the Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2021—they even released a Monster Hunter Rise Deluxe Edition Switch in celebration of the release—but it wouldn't be until January 20, 2023, that it would arrive on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. If you have Xbox Game Pass, Monster Hunter Rise was recently added to the catalog.

Set in the Japanese folklore-inspired Kamura Village, players will explore lush ecosystems and battle fearsome monsters to become the ultimate hunter. You can hunt solo or in a party with friends to earn rewards that you can use to craft a number of different weapons and armor.

With new mechanics, including the Wirebug mechanic, which allows you to grapple onto and scale cliffs and beyond, as well as new monsters, like the Magnamalo and Aknosom, there's a lot that new players, as well as fans of the franchise, can delve into.

Final Fantasy XVI

Release date: June 22, 2023
Platform(s): Timed PS5 exclusive

Final Fantasy XVI is a timed exclusive on PlayStation 5 and it promises to be unlike any other Final Fantasy game in the franchise.

It is set in a sprawling and rich dark fantasy world called Valisthea and you play as Clive Rosfield, a warrior granted the title “First Shield of Rosaria”, who embarks on a journey to protect the world and those he loves from the Dark Eikon Ifrit, a mysterious entity that brings calamity wherever it goes.

A standard, as well as a Deluxe Edition of Final Fantasy XVI, is releasing. The Digital Deluxe Edition comes with a mini art book and a mini soundtrack. The physical comes with a cloth world map of Valisthea and a special Clive Rosfield SteelBook case. A Collector's Edition is also releasing, which comes with an Ifrit statue, eight pins, a special Clive Rosfield SteelBook case, and new digital content (Blood Sword).

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Release date: TBA 2023
Platform(s): TBA

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is Part 2 of Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII remake project, which will consist of 3 games that bring the classic into the modern age. Each game is a full-length, standalone experience. The second title continues the story of the first, Final Fantasy VII Remake.

The first game takes place in Midgar, where the mega-corporation Shinra Inc. reigns supreme. The Mako Reactor No. 1 has been sabotaged by AVALANCHE, a clandestine group fighting Shinra's exploitation of Mako energy and the planet's natural resources. Cloud, an ex-SOLDIER of Shinra's elite force, participated in the reactor's destruction. Now, Cloud and AVALANCHE must protect the planet from the formidable adversary, Shinra Inc. The second game takes Cloud and his party outside of Midgar and they venture on a new journey together.

Square Enix has confirmed Final Fantasy VII Rebirth's arrival in 2023 but has yet to announce an official release date. I will update this post when more details are revealed!

Suikoden I&II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars

Suikoden I&II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars

Release date: TBA 2023
Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch

Experience the revered Konami JRPGs, Suikoden I and Suikoden II, revitalized in HD. In Suikoden I, a once-great hero becomes a brutal dictator, leading an empire into disarray. The Liberation Army emerges to challenge the oppressive regime, assembling the 108 Stars of Destiny to alter history's trajectory. Suikoden II unfolds amid a fragile peace, where beneath the surface, the embers of a new conflict smolder.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

Release date: TBA 2023
Platform(s): PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC

Set in Allraan, a land of diverse nations and cultures, the story unfolds amidst the tensions between humans, beastmen, elves, and desert dwellers. Their history is shaped by alliances, wars, and the magical rune-lenses.

The Galdean Empire has gained the upper hand by enhancing the power of rune-lenses and now searches for an artifact to solidify its dominance. During an expedition, Seign Kesling, a talented imperial officer, and Nowa, a village boy, cross paths and form a friendship.

Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless

Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless

Release date: October 3, 2023
Platform(s): PS4, PS5, Switch, PC

Disgaea returns in Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless, inviting you on an adventurous journey with Fuji and Pirilika as they seek redemption. Discover new features unique to the Disgaea series! Hinomoto, a land of diverse Netherworlds, was once governed by bushido, a code contrasting its demonic nature. But when Demmodore Opener and his Netherarmy arrived, the Hinomoto Code of Destruction replaced the old ways.

Blue Protocol

Blue Protocol

Release date: Delayed to 2024
Platform(s): PS5, Xbox X|S, PC

Embark on a personalized fantasy adventure in Blue Protocol, a free-to-play Multiplayer Online sci-fi fantasy adventure that's set in the world of Regnas. It is developed by Bandai Namco Online/Bandai Namco Studios and published by Amazon Games.

In Blue Protocol, you can combine up to four skills with other modifiers and abilities to create a hero tailored to your playstyle and summon powerful Echoes, spiritual remnants of mystical creatures, to defeat formidable enemies.

Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2

Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2

Release date: May 10, 2023
Platform(s): PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox X|S, Switch, PC

A year after the captivating story of Fuga: Melodies of Steel, the children return to the battlefield in their tank to confront their terrible fate and uncover hidden secrets. The turn-based RPG is back with an enhanced battle system for strategic gameplay and a new event system, offering even more thrilling choices and experiences.

Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster

Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster

Release date: Summer 2023
Platform(s): Switch

Experience the HD Remaster of two JRPG masterpieces, Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean and Baten Kaitos Origins. With improved graphics and features to streamline gameplay, the games are more accessible than ever. Set in a world where people abandoned a desolate land to live in the sky, the story tells of an era of long-lasting tranquility until the collapse quietly begins.

Fate/Samurai Remnant

Fate/Samurai Remnant

Release date: TBA 2023
Platform(s): PS4, PS5, Switch, PC

In the latest entry of the Fate series, Fate/Samurai Remnant, experience a new Holy Grail War known as the Waxing Moon Ritual. Join forces with legendary warriors from Japan's past and engage in strategic battles to claim victory in this highly anticipated release from TYPE-MOON and KOEI TECMO.

Guns Undarkness

Guns Undarkness

Release date: TBA 2023
Platform(s): PC

Guns Undarkness is a strategy JRPG set in 2045, where social divides have widened and a faction seeks to change humanity's course through a Great Reset. Customize your arsenal and build relationships with your team in this tactical, turn-based adventure from lead developer Shoji Meguro, known for his work on the Persona and Shin Megami Tensei series.

CRYMACHINA

CRYMACHINA

Release date: Fall 2023
Platform(s): PS4, PS5, Switch, and PC

In CRYMACHINA, an RPG from FURYU Corporation and NIS America, mechanical girls fight to survive in a post-apocalyptic world, hoping to become "Real Humans." Experience fast-paced action and customization as you join three playable characters on a journey to discover the meaning of being human.

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Persona 3 Portable

Release date: January 19, 2023
Platform(s): PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC

Dive into the remastered version of the iconic RPG, Persona 3 Portable. As the protagonist transfers to Gekkoukan High School, they discover the "Dark Hour." They confront eerie coffins, otherworldly monsters called Shadows, and awaken their Persona power. Experience the remastered graphics, smoother gameplay, and quality-of-life features such as difficulty selection and quick save functionality.

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Persona 4 Golden

Release date: January 19, 2023
Platform(s): PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC

In Persona 4 Golden, forge unforgettable bonds and heartwarming experiences with friends. As a strange rumor spreads through the rural town of Inaba, a series of mysterious murders unfolds. The protagonist and their friends pursue the truth, finding themselves in another world.

Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters

Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters

Release date: January 24, 2023
Platform(s): PS4, PS5, PC

In this installment of Neptunia, take on the role of the Goddess Candidates, led by Nepgear, who wake up after a long sleep to find Gamindustri in chaos due to the menacing Trendi Phenomenon. With people relying on the rPhone for communication as they stay indoors to avoid monsters, team up with both familiar and new allies to prevent the complete destruction of Gamindustri.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising

Release date: January 26, 2023
Platform(s): PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S Switch, PC

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising was released in 2022, but it wouldn't be until January 26th that the PS4, PS5, and Switch physical editions would release.

Experience a riveting adventure through ancient ruins while helping a struggling town rise from the aftermath of an earthquake in Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising.

Drawn to the Runebarrows by treasures, the heroes mediate between eager adventurers and skeptical locals, uncovering each other's reasons for seeking treasure and unraveling a secret with profound implications for one character that sets the stage for Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes.

Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society

Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society

Release date: February 14, 2023
Platform(s): PS4, PS5, Switch, PC

From the minds behind Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk comes another captivating and mysterious dungeon-exploring journey. Under the guidance of the majestic Madame Marta and her assistant Eureka, command an army of soul-infused puppets as you venture into an enigmatic underground labyrinth filled with magical creatures to uncover the hidden Curios.

Souls of Chronos

Souls of Chronos

Release date: February 14, 2023
Platform(s): PS5, Switch, PC

On February 14, 2023, a digital edition of Souls of Chronos was released on PS5, Switch, and PC.

In a world shattered by the Apocalypse, the paths of young Sid and Torii, a girl who consumes temporal energy, cross. Their enigmatic journey starts in the harbor town of Astella, where they look into an extraordinary crime.

Wild Hearts

Wild Hearts

Release date: February 16, 2023
Platform(s): PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC

Utilize ancient technology to hunt gigantic beasts in Wild Hearts, an innovative twist on the hunting genre. Battle the fearsome Kemono alone or with friends in cooperative play, wielding Karakuri technology to defeat their primal power. Developed by Omega Force, the creators of DYNASTY WARRIORS, embark on an epic journey in a fantasy world influenced by feudal Japan.

Tales of Symphonia Remastered

Tales of Symphonia Remastered

Release date:  February 17, 2023
Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, Switch

In a world on the verge of ruin, an epic adventure unfolds as a prophesized Chosen One is said to rise and restore the land. Tales of Symphonia, a cherished RPG, returns with improved graphics and gameplay, blurring the line between good and evil as the destiny of two interconnected worlds hangs in the balance.

Like a Dragon: Ishin!

Like a Dragon: Ishin!

Release date: February 21, 2023
Platform(s): PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC

Set in 1860s Japan, Sakamoto Ryoma, a low-ranking samurai, is discontent with the long-standing shogunate rule. As foreign guns arrive in Japan and widespread poverty affects the common people, Ryoma seeks to avenge his adoptive father's assassination and end the samurai era.

In an unexpected turn of events, Ryoma infiltrates the shogunate from within by joining the Shinsengumi, an elite samurai force, in search of his father's killer, only to become entangled in the intricacies of shogunate rule.

Digimon World: Next Order

Digimon World: Next Order

Release date: February 22, 2023
Platform(s): PS4, Switch, PC

Digimon World: Next Order was released on PS4 on January 30, 2017, but it wouldn't be until February 22, 2023, that it would arrive on Switch and PC.

With Machinedramon causing chaos in the Digital World, it's your responsibility as a Digidestined to restore order in Digimon World: Next Order, a monster-collecting RPG. Recruit as many loyal Digimon companions as possible to rebuild the Digital World and balance training and exploration to stop virus-infected Digimon from causing complete devastation.

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Octopath Traveler II

Release date: February 24, 2023
Platform(s): PS4, PS5, Switch, PC

Welcome to a brand-new adventure in the Octopath Traveler series, which originally launched in 2018 and sold over 3 million copies globally. The game elevates the series' signature HD-2D graphics, blending retro pixel art and 3DCG.

In the world of Solistia, eight new travelers embark on an exciting new journey. Choose your path, your actions, and your story as you explore the vast world of Solistia. With endless possibilities at your fingertips, set out on a unique adventure tailored to your choices.

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Release date: February 28, 2023
Platform(s): PS4, Switch

Plunge into a perilous world engulfed by toxic fungi in void* tRrLM2(); //Void Terrarium 2, the second installment in the Void Terrarium series by Nippon Ichi Software. Amidst the desolation, a glimmer of hope remains: Toriko, the last surviving human.

With the aid of her robotic guardian, Robbie, and a decommissioned AI, she finds refuge in a shattered terrarium untouched by the lethal fungal growth. As Robbie works to maintain the terrarium and find a cure for Toriko's mysterious illness, explore the post-apocalyptic landscape and its endless underground pathways to gather materials and craft essential items to boost your stats and save humanity's last hope.

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

Release date: March 3, 2023
Platform(s): PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC

Witness the rise of a dragon in a darkened kingdom in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, the next thrilling action game from Team NINJA, the creators of NINJA GAIDEN and Nioh. Follow the harrowing journey of an unnamed militia soldier as they battle for survival in a demon-infested Three Kingdoms land. Utilize Chinese martial arts swordplay to defeat deadly creatures and enemy soldiers, awakening your true inner power to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.

Little Witch Nobeta

Little Witch Nobeta

Release date: March 7, 2023
Platform(s): PS4, Switch, PC

Embark on a spellbinding adventure in Little Witch Nobeta, a distinctive 3D-action shooter game. Play as Nobeta, a young witch who arrives at an ancient castle to uncover the mystery of her origins. Alongside a mysterious black cat, learn a variety of magical spells and abilities to overcome the lurking dangers. Delve deep into the castle's secrets and uncover the truths hidden within its walls.

Record of Agarest War

Record of Agarest War

Release date: March 9, 2023
Platform(s): Switch

Record of Agarest War has been released on a number of other platforms, but it wouldn't be until March 9, 2023, that it would arrive on Nintendo Switch. Only a digital edition has been released so far.

Record of Agarest War follows Leonhardt and his descendants, who are the last hope for a world devastated by a war between the gods. You follow them on their journey, which spans generations and continents, as they work together to restore peace.

Mato Anomalies

Mato Anomalies

Release date: March 10, 2023
Platform(s): PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Immerse yourself in Mato Anomalies, a turn-based RPG set in Mato, a fantastical neo-futuristic rendition of an antiquated oriental city. Guide the Dual Protagonists Doe and Gram as they investigate bizarre anomalies around the city and confront demonic abominations determined to bring Mato to its knees. Team up with unexpected allies to unravel the darkness lurking in this tale of Duty, Hope, and Justice.

Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key

Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key

Release date: March 24, 2023
Platform(s): PS4, PS5, Switch, PC

Join fan-favorite alchemist Reisalin Stout and her mischievous companions in the final chapter of Ryza's story, as they embark on their third summer adventure a year after the events of Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy.

Investigate the mysterious Kark Isles, whose appearance in nearby waters negatively impacts their homeland of Kurken Island. But when the investigation leads to a colossal gate hidden within ancient ruins, Ryza hears a haunting voice beckoning her towards the 'Code of the Universe'. Who is calling, and what awaits beyond the gate?

GrimGrimoire OnceMore

GrimGrimoire OnceMore

Release date: April 4, 2023
Platform(s): PS4, PS5, Switch

Follow aspiring mage Lillet Blan during her first week at the esteemed Silver Star Tower, a place brimming with magic and wonder. But when Lillet awakens on her fifth night to find her professors and classmates slain by an enigmatic villain in search of the fabled Philosopher's Stone, she's suddenly sent back in time to her arrival day.

Relive Lillet's first five days, mastering various realms of magic, and uncover the truth behind the Silver Star Tower to prevent the grim fate that awaits her.

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection

Release date: April 14, 2023
Platform(s): PS4, Switch, PC

Dive into the Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection, featuring all 10 Mega Man Battle Network titles, enhanced graphics, filters, and extra content. Set in the near-future world of Net Society, rely on computer programs called Network Navigators (NetNavi) to manage everything from household appliances to city power grids. However, the networked age also brings rampant cybercrime.

Play as Lan Hikari and his NetNavi, MegaMan.EXE, to confront the criminals behind these cybercrimes, navigating the net, engaging in grid-based combat, and utilizing Battle Chips for powerful abilities to eradicate malicious viruses.

Trinity Trigger

Trinity Trigger

Release date: April 25, 2023
Platform(s): PS5, PS4, Switch, PC

Enter the realm of Trinity Trigger, a new action RPG that merges the nostalgia of '90s RPGs with modern, fast-paced, customizable combat. Follow Cyan, the Warrior of Chaos, on a grand adventure to save Trinitia from its predetermined fate.

Accompanied by companions Elise and Zantis and Triggers, creatures that transform into eight types of weapons, switch freely between characters for solo combat or team up with friends for local co-op.

LIVE A LIVE

LIVE A LIVE

Release date: April 27, 2023
Platform(s): PS5, PS4, PC, Switch

LIVE A LIVE was released on Switch on July 22, 2022, but it wouldn't be until April 27, 2023, that a remake would arrive on PC, PS5, and PS4.

Discover the lives of seven heroes across different eras, each with unique abilities and stories to explore. Experience their tales in any order, unearthing surprising developments as you progress. Featuring remastered music by original composer Yoko Shimomura and produced by Takashi Tokita, this remake maintains the essence of the original game while welcoming new players.

These are all of the JRPGs that have been confirmed for release in 2023 so far. As new games are revealed, we will update this post, so stay tuned for more!