WE have been spoiled with a delicious selection of RPG games, but more RPGs are coming in 2022.
Although we’re only halfway through the year, we’ve already seen a number of high-quality RPGs across all sorts of genres.
From classic turn-based strategy RPGs like Triangle Strategy and Monark to action RPGs like Elden Ring and Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes.
We’ve even had games that deviate far from the usual formula, like the wonderfully surprising Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
While many of these are likely to be among the best games of 2022, the year still holds many joys.
So if you’re a fan of RPGs and want to know what the rest of the year has in store for us, you won’t be disappointed.
One of your favorite RPGs of the year could be yet to come.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Switch, Jul 29)
The next part of the Xenoblade Chronicles Series is just around the corner, and the release has been brought forward from its original launch in September.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will be released on July 29th and brings the worlds of the two mainline games together for the first time.
Fans are still unsure of the details of the story, although some small plot details have been announced.
What we do know for sure is that the combat system has undergone a major overhaul.
Parties can now have up to seven members – up from three – and characters can switch classes at will.
Persona 5 Royal (PC/PS5/Xbox, Oct 21)
Although it was first released for PS4, Persona 5 Royal is one of the best RPGs of all time, and this year it’s coming to the latest console and PC generations.
In it, you play as the Joker, a high school student who is forced to move to Tokyo after being falsely accused of a crime.
Along the way he meets a crew of misfits and together they delve deep into the minds of criminals to teach them a lesson.
What’s better than a persona Game for modern consoles? Right, three of them.
Developer Atlus also announced that both Persona 4 Golden and Persona 3 Portable would also be coming to the latest consoles, although no firm date has been announced for those yet.
Gotham Knights (PS5/Xbox/PC, Oct 25)
After the death of Gotham’s beloved caped crusader, it’s up to Red Hood, Nightwing, Batgirl and Robin to keep the city safe from crime.
You will take on the Court of Owls, a wealthy and influential group of criminals taking over Gotham’s seedy underbelly.
Gotham Knights can be played in either co-op or solo, with each of the four protagonists playing completely differently.
Depending on your playstyle, you can take on Gotham’s worst with the speed of Nightwing or the raw strength of Red Hood.
Quite a bit of gameplay has already been shown and it’s certainly one to keep an eye on.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet (Switch, Nov 18)
Pokémon has been on track lately, releasing three major games in just 12 months.
In late 2021 we saw the fourth generation remakes known as Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and in January we received the first open-world title, Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
However, developer Game Freak has also announced that the ninth generation of Pokémon is already in sight.
Based on Spain, not only will the new region feature different legends depending on which version you buy – you’ll also have a different starting professor.
The new games will mix the previous Pokemon with the new Gen 9 designs.
So far we’ve seen the starters: Sprigatito, a grass cat, Fuecoco, a fiery crocodile, and Quaxly, a matador duck, as well as Smoliv, Lechonk, and Pawmi.
It will be a must buy for all Pokémon fans.
Hogwarts Legacy (Switch/PS5/Xbox/PC, Late 2022)
While it’s been years since we were first promised an open-world adventure set in the 19th-century Hogwarts wizarding school, it seems Hogwarts Legacy is almost upon us.
Although author JK Rowling is not directly involved in the new game, the canon from the Harry Potter stories has been retained.
You can create your own student and explore life as if you personally received your invitation on your eleventh birthday.
Take classes, cast spells, tame magical beasts and make friends in the world of Hogwarts. You can even choose to fight on the side of good or evil. The options seem endless.
Crisis Core – Final Fantasy VII – Reunion (Switch/PS5/Xbox/PC, Late 2022)
Although the wait was long, fans were more than satisfied with the remake of the most popular game in the Final Fantasy franchise, Final Fantasy VII.
Square Enix has fans in hand again after announcing it will be remaking Crisis Core, Previously only released on the PlayStation Portable.
In the original, released in 2007, you will learn more about Zack, Cloud’s former teammate, Aeris’ ex-boyfriend and Sephiroth’s former right-hand man.
Given the visuals of this latest remake, the game has received a massive graphical overhaul, as well as new combat features and story elements.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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