If you love role-playing games (RPGs), you know that there’s often a long wait for the next big title. It’s not just about the graphics or animations, though; a good RPG has to be immersive and take players along a journey that they can’t stop thinking about once they’re done with it. This year, there are plenty of highly anticipated titles releasing on consoles and PC that you should check out.
Whether you’re a veteran of the genre or just looking for a new way to spend your time, there’s something for everyone in 2023. Here’s our list of some of the best upcoming RPGs that you should keep an eye out for in the coming months!
Obsidian has been churning out excellent RPGs for some time now, with their most recent efforts being Fallout: New Vegas and KOTR2. But they’re racing to get out another game this year – Avowed – a dark turn-based fantasy RPG that has a lot of intrigue and doubt surrounding it.
It’s not exactly clear what the story is about at the moment, but it seems like it’s going to be a lot darker than we’ve seen Obsidian explore in the past. Besides that, Avowed’s visuals look gorgeous and it has some interesting new mechanics that should help keep its narrative fresh and exciting for fans.
Syndicult looks to combine a rich world of magic with several warring mob gangs, but Mercer hasn’t shared a lot of details about the project yet. Nevertheless, if the studio is as talented as they claim to be, it’s not hard to imagine that this could be a really compelling title when it hits stores later in the year.
Ronin: Samurai Redemption is a TPP action RPG that takes you to feudal Japan, where the Shinigami are attempting to enslave and kill the people of the land. The game will also feature a lot of arcade combat and will give you three different ronin warriors to play as, each with their own distinct skills and abilities.
Hollows is a tactical combat RPG with a gridded battle system that feels like it’s been designed by someone who hasn’t played the genre before, but it sounds promising so far. Rather than a single big battle, it’s split into small sections that will let you take your time to build up your stamina and strength in the early stages before you go full throttle in a fight with giant enemies.
Team Ninja has always been known for creating mystical action RPGs based on East Asian folklore, and Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty looks to be no exception. The game is set in a dark fantasy setting where demons are attacking the kingdom and the ronin soldiers need your help to survive.
The upcoming RPG is a great option for gamers who want to get into the world of tabletop RPGs and will be a fun experience for young gamers too. It’s very light on rules learning, which means that younger players can enjoy playing the game without having to worry about a heavy learning curve.