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The Death and Return of JRPG Update

JRPG Update is back folks… sorta. In order to make things easier on myself, I decided that some revisions needed to be made to how I would handle things, simply because I was overloaded the way that JRPG Update worked before. I tried to post weekly updates by covering as much JRPG related information as I could, even things that seemed insignificant. As such, I am deciding to do some vetting for the content that I cover and will try to avoid posting redundant news such as “such and such has new screen shots” or “details have been given about the shape of the hair of the NPC off to the top right corner in the second house in the games 13th town.” Also, updates will be posted monthly as opposed to weekly so I have time to actually work on other content.

I have also decided that I will count RPG Maker games as well provided that they look at least remotely decent and are not by the numbers fluff. Basically, if it looks halfway decent, it will be eligible. Additionally, I have decided I will have two different variations of JRPG Update each month. One will be for professional releases that are backed by a major publisher or are of considerable popularity. This will also include any news on games unannounced for localization that look interesting. The second will be for independent titles that looks to be of at least decent quality that are available in English. Rom hacks will be categorized based on content. Cosmetic changes or bug fixes will be covered in “professional” as per the game in question, while fan games or fan translations will be covered in Indie since they are practically their own projects in and of themselves. Anyway, I’m not going to bother with any news since there is way too much to cover, so I will simply post a list of all the games that have been released since then in both categories. If I had the time and patience, I may have even written them in chronological order as song lyrics to the tune of “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” but eh, we can’t get em all.


Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Tales of the Rays

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (PC Version)

Moero Chronicle (PC Version)

Undertale (PS4/Vita version) (Technically not professional but it may as well be)

Accel World VS. Sword Art Online

Ys Seven (PC version)

River City: Knights of Justice


Phantasy Star II (Android Port)

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth

Blue Reflection

Battle Chasers: Nightwar

Final Fantasy IX (PS4 Version)

Asdivine Hearts (Limited Physical Release)

Asdivine Cross

Antiquia Lost (PS4 and Vita versions)

Steven Universe: Save the Light

.hack//G.U. Last Recode

Eiyu*Senki – The World Conquest (PC Version)

Demon Gaze II

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon


FARIA: Starfall

Steam Tactics

Girls and Dungeons

Star Story: The Horizon Escape

Legends Of Iona RPG

Strangers of The Power

Children of Zodiarcs

A Healer Only Lives Twice (PS4 version)

Siralim 2 (PS4/Vita version)

Trulon: The Shadow Engine (PS4/XOne version)

Twist of Destiny (Early Access)

Torn Familjen

Vagrant Hearts Zero (Steam Release)

The Voice in the Void

Miko Gakkou Monogatari: Kaede Episode (PS4 version)

Mari and the Black Tower

An Occasional Dream


Dark Descent: The Blue Rose

Little Hearts

Ninja Goemon and Immortal Jewels

Res Judicata: Vale of Myth



Strangers of Power

Anyway I may have missed some more obscure indie ones but at this point, I don’t really care since I have taken forever and a half to organize this. So anyway, here is the updated Release Calendar.

Released (New Games)

Rotation Phonology Break (PC, January 22nd)
Hellenica (PC, January 23rd)
Tales of Berseria (PS4/PC, January 26th) (Buy here)
Tears Revolude (PC, January 29th)
Shin Sei Den (PC, January 29th)
Digimon World: Next Order (PS4, January 31st) (Buy here and here)
Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers (PS4/Vita, January 31st) (Buy here and here)
Fire Emblem Heroes (Ios, February 2nd)
Legna Tactica (3DS, February 2nd)
Xenon Valkyrie (PC, February 3rd)
Touhou Genso Wanderer (PS4/Vita, February 7th) (Buy here)
Heroes of Arca (PC, February 16th)
Super Robot Wars V (Asian English) (PS4/Vita, February 23rd) (Buy here and here)
Shadows of Adam (PC, February 23rd)
Weapon Shop Fantasy (PC, February 25th)
Revenant Saga (PC, March 1st)
Brave Dungeon (3DS e-shop, March 2nd) (Europe)
NieR: Automata (PS4, March 7th) (Buy here and here)
Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey (PS4/Vita, March 7th) (Buy here, here, and here)
The Tenth Line (PC/PS4, March 17th) (Buy here)
In Vitra (PC, March 24th)
Toymaker (PC, March 24th)
Karmasutra (PC, March 28th)
Persona 5 (PS4/PS3, April 4th) (Buy here, here, here, and here)
Dragon Sinker (3DS E-shop, April 6th)
Tactics Elemental (PC, April 6th)
Yo-Kai Watch 2 (Europe) (April 7th)
Trapper Knight, Sharpshooter Princess (PC, April 10th)
Cosmic Star Heroine (PS4/PC/Vita, April 11th)
Sonny (PC, April 17th)
Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom (PS4/XONE/PC, April 18th)
Knights of Galiveth (PC, May 1st)
The Caligula Effect (Vita, May 2nd)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd (PC, May 3rd)
Shinobi Buster (PC, May 9th)
Dead Cells (Early Access) (PC, May 10th)
Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy (Vita/PC, May 16th)
Akiba’s Beat (PS4/Vita, May 16th)
Regalia – Of Men and Monarchs (PC, May 18th)
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (3DS, May 19th)
Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception (PS4/Vita, May 23rd)
Plague Road (PC, May 23rd)
Acaratus (PC, May 25th)
Alvora Tactics (PC, June 1st)
Tale of Legends IV ~if~ (PC, June 1st)
Dark Rose Valkyrie (PS4, June 6th)
ClaDun Returns: This is Sengoku! (PS4/Vita/PC, June 6th)
God Wars: Future Past (PS4/Vita, June 20th)
Ever Oasis (3DS, June 23rd)
Shattered God – Quest for the Divine Relic (PC, June 26th)
Valkyria Revolution (PS4/XONE/Vita, June 27th)
Tokyo Xanadu (Vita, June 30th)
AereA (PS4/XONE/PC, June 30th)
Antiquia Lost (PC, July 6th)
Accel World vs. Sword Art Online (PS4/Vita, July 7th)
Asdivine Cross (3DS E-shop, July 13th)
Children of Zodiarcs (PC, July 18th)
Tales of the Rays (Ios/Android, July 24th)
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Switch, August 29th)
Mary Skelter: Nightmares (Vita, August 31st)
Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth (PS4/Vita, September 5th)
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA (PS4/Vita, September 12th)
Blue Reflection (PS4/PC, September 26th)
Summon Night 6: Lost Borders (PS4/Vita, October 10th)
Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online (PS4, October 10th)
South Park: The Fractured But Whole (PS4/XONE/PC, October 17th)
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth (3DS, October 17th)
Nights of Azure 2 (PS4/Vita/Switch, October 24th)
Steven Universe: Save the Light (PS4/XONE, October 31st)
Demon Gaze II (PS4/Vita, November 14th)
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (3DS, November 17th)

Released (Ports and Rereleases)

Asdivine Hearts (PS3/PS4/Vita, January 10th)
Criminal Girls: Invite Only (PC, January 11th)
FNaF World (Android, January 12th)
Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea (Vita, January 17th)
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (3DS, January 20th)
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (PS4, January 24th)
Seinarukana: The Spirit of Eternity Sword 2 (Steam Release) (PC, January 26th)
Disgaea 2 PC (PC, January 30th)
Mobius Final Fantasy (PC, February 6th)
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book (PC, February 7th)
Nights of Azure (PC, February 7th)
Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force (PC, February 14th)
Earthlock: Festival of Magic (PS4, February 14th)
Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber (Wii U E-shop, February 16th)
Ys Origin (PS4, February 21st)
Bokosuka Wars 2 (XONE, February 24th)
Stranger of Sword City Revisited (Vita, February 28th)
Suikoden IV (PS3, February 28th)
I Am Setsuna (Switch, March 3rd)
Monster Monpiece (PC, March 14th)
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs (PC, March 17th)
Nier Automata (PC, March 17th)
Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy (PC, March 27th)
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (PS4), March 28th)
Chroma Squad (PS4/XONE, May 19th 2017)
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time (PS4, May 23rd)
Disgaea 5 Complete (Switch, May 26th)
Ys Origin (Vita, May 30th)
Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo HD Edition (PS4, May 31st)
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls (PC, June 12th)
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (PS4, July 11th)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (PC, August 2nd)
Moero Chronicle (PC, August 16th)
Undertale (PS4/Vita, October 17th)
Pokemon Gold and Silver (3DS eshop, September 22nd)
Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters (3DS, September 29th)
Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions (3DS, October 6th)
.hack//G.U. The Last Recode (PS4/PC, November 3rd)
Eiyu*Senki – The World Conquest (PC, November 10th)
World of Final Fantasy (PC, November 21st)

Upcoming (New Games)

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Switch, December 1st)
Legrand Legacy (PC, Q4 2017)
Rainbow Skies (PS3/PS4/Vita, TBA 2017)
Wargroove (PS4/Switch/XOne/PC, TBA 2017)
Guardians of Arcadia – Episode I (PC, TBA 2017)

Upcoming (Ports and Rereleases)

Tokyo Xanadu eX+ (PS4/PC, December 8th)
Omega Quintet (PC, TBA 2017)
Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria (PS4/Vita, TBA 2017)

Unconfirmed/unscheduled for 2017 (New Games)

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (PS4/PC, January 19th 2018)
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory (PS4/Vita, January 19th 2018)
Lost Sphear (PS4/Switch/PC, January 23rd 2018)
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings (PS4/Switch/PC, March 27th)
The Alliance Alive (3DS, March 27th)
The Lost Child (PS4/Vita, March 27th)
Pixel Noir (PC/PS4/XONE/Vita, Q1 2018)
The Longest Five Minutes (Switch/Vita/PC Q1 2018)
Megadimension Neptunia VIIR (PS4, Q2 2018)
Code Vein (PS4/XONE/PC, TBA 2018)
Griftlands (PC, TBA 2018)
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (PS4/Vita, TBA)
Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4/XONE, TBA)
Kingdom Hearts 3 (PS4/XONE, TBA)
YIIK: A Postmodern RPG (PC/Vita, TBA)
Soul Saga: Episode 1 (PC/PS4/Vita/Wii U, TBA)
Planet Stronghold: Warzone (PC, TBA)
Elysian Shadows (Dreamcast/PC/Ios/Android, TBA)
Sully: A Very Serious RPG (PC/Vita, TBA) (Vaporware)

Unconfirmed/unscheduled for 2017 (Ports and Rereleases)

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (3DS, February 13th 2018)
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux (3DS, Q1 2018)
Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online (PC, TBA 2018)
Planet Crashers (PC, TBA)
Grinsia (PC, TBA)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II (PC, TBA)

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