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Fascinating Upcoming Indie Turn-based RPGs / JRPGs for 2019 & Beyond

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These are just some of the games that I've either discovered or were brought to my attention. If you notice anything you're aware of that is missing, please share it!


Not all of the games listed are actually turn-based, but the majority are. There were a few I felt should be included for giving similar aesthetics, vibes, and nostalgia.


The Alliance Alive (HD Remaster)


The Alliance Alive HD Remastered marks the glorious rebirth of the acclaimed RPG brought to you by FuRyu Corporation. Uniting the talents of Writer Yoshitaka Murayama, Designer Kyouji Koizumi, Art Director Masayo Asano, and Composer Masashi Hamauzu, this epic adventure combines classic fantasy stories and visuals with modern, innovative gameplay. Players can develop their party’s skills through combat-based character growth, immerse themselves in the game’s lush world via dynamic vehicle-centric exploration, and form alliances with various guilds and factions to access new vehicles, magic, areas, and more!




Celestian Tales: Realms Beyond


Celestian Tales: Realms Beyond is a beautifully hand-painted role-playing game that tells a story of questionable morals seen through multiple perspectives. Here you play as a group of Companions, knights sworn to serve and protect the heir of the noble house, in their struggle to survive a world where one's true enemies are often their closest allies.




Chained Echoes


Take up your sword, channel your magic or board your Mech. Chained Echoes is a 16-bit SNES style RPG set in a fantasy world where dragons are as common as piloted mechanical suits. Follow a group of heroes as they explore a land filled to the brim with charming characters, fantastic landscapes and vicious foes. Can you bring peace to a continent where war has been waged for generations and betrayal lurks around every corner?





Crystar (technically not an Indie, but I just had to share it!)

For when I weep, then I am strong. Battle through Purgatory as Rei to help save her sister in this Action RPG. Switch freely between four playable characters, and uncover each one of their pasts to see the sorrows they have endured.



Eternal Radiance


Inspired by classic action JRPGs, Eternal Radiance is an action role-playing game about a squire named Celeste who begins a journey to prove herself worthy of becoming a true knight.

Her quest takes her far from her home, across the continent in pursuit of a thief whose actions stem from a sinister plot.






Lunar Regalia


Lunar Regalia is an RPG that follows the adventures of a young postal worker named Bit. Who's also a bunny. Originally content with his place in life, Bit is dragged into a whirlwind of events after a single delivery goes awry. As he befriends a colorful cast of characters and faces threats that begin to endanger everything around him, Bit must become the hero the world yearns for him to be. He may be half everyone else's size, but he's got more than enough heart to make up for it!




Rise of the Third Power


Rise of the Third Power is a retro-themed, console-style roleplaying game, loosely based on the political climate of Europe in the late 1930's. The story takes place in the land of Rin during the height of the Age of Sail, following the events that would lead to the greatest war in human history...




Soul Saga


Oterra was a once lush and vibrant world, but it's surface is now wasted after the events of an ancient cataclysm.  The planet is now split into 3 distinguishable layers: the Sky Islands of Medonia, the Tempest Reef, and the Surface World of Oterra.


300 years after it's conception, the Tempest Reef is weakening, and the Islands of Medonia are dying and falling from the sky.  There are rumors of a passage called Cloud's End that will allow a ship passage through the Tempest Reef to the surface world below.  It is assumed that Mithos' father had found this passage, but he left no trace of its existence behind.  The Guilds of Medonia now search for Cloud's End in hope to find a cure for their dying islands somewhere on the surface of Oterra.






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