16 Best JRPG (Japanese RPG) games for Nintendo 3DS

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The best 16 JRPG (Japanese RPG) games for Nintendo 3DS daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Nintendo 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age released the 4 September 2018 and ranked #3, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology released the 28 June 2017 and ranked #2, The Alliance Alive released the 21 June 2017 and ranked #4.

1# Bravely Second: End Layer - 2015

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) is a Japanese role-playing video game developed by Silicon Studio and published by Square Enix for the Nintendo 3DS, and is the sequel to Bravely Default. The game, like its predecessor, is a role-playing video game, and reuses the battle system implemented in Bravely Default. New to the game is a chain-battle feature where a player who defeats a random encounter may continue to battle enemies in succession for greater risk and reward. The original game's sidequests have been revamped; players encounter two Eternian asterisk holders in an argument about an ethical dilemma, and the player must resolve the conflict with the reward being the loser's asterisk.

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2# Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology - 2017

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This beloved classic is an expanded from the original Nintendo 3DS™ game and contains a great deal of added gameplay/story content, updated presentation, and new ways to experience the adventure! The continent of Vainqueur is plagued with the spreading desertification, laying the land to waste by turning it slowly into sand. With an exciting positioning-based battle system, memorable characters, and thrilling time-travel mechanics, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is essential for JRPG fans.

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3# Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age - 2018

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Dragon Quest XI continues the gameplay of previous games in the series, in which players explore worlds and fight against various monsters, including the ability to explore high areas. The Nintendo 3DS version features a different style than the PlayStation 4 version, showcasing 3D graphics on the top screen and 16-bit styled sprites on the bottom screen. Before entering battle, players can also toggle between the 3D and 2D graphical styles. The game features the series' traditional turn-based battle system.

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4# The Alliance Alive - 2017

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The makers of The Legend of Legacy bring the classic JRPG back to form in The Alliance Alive, a new adventure that evokes the nostalgia of the JRPG greats by offering huge world-exploration, an intertwining story of 9 protagonists, and well-designed battle mechanics. One thousand years ago, Daemons invaded the world of Humans. Built on a sprawling world brimming with numerous secrets to discover, players will need to establish and unite guilds throughout the four realms while battling the Daemons.

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5# 7th Dragon III Code: VFD - 2016

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7th Dragon (, Sebunsu Doragon) is a role-playing video game for Nintendo DS developed by imageepoch and published by Sega in Japan on March 5, 2009. The game has not been published in other territories. When players start their journey, they can create their own characters from the following classes: Mage, Princess, Rogue, Knight, Samurai, Fighter, or Healer. Outside of battle the characters will be viewed traveling the overworld from an overhead perspective, while the battles are viewed from a side perspective showing each character as they attack their foes.

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6# Xenoblade Chronicles 3D - 2015

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Xenoblade Chronicles plays as a role-playing video game (RPG), where the player controls one character out of a party of three using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk or the Classic Controller. While exploring, the player may choose to take on side quests from various non-player characters that inhabit the game's world, as they commonly involve locating certain items or killing a certain number of enemy characters. Xenoblade Chronicles has a real-time action-based battle system, where the player manually moves the current lead character in real-time, and party members will "auto-attack" when enemies enter their attack radius. Health may be restored by the player by using healing Arts in battle, or the player may let characters' HP regenerate automatically outside of battle.

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7# Stella Glow - 2015

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Gameplay is divided into different areas, free time and battle time. During either players have the ability to purchase items and fight random monsters, however there are certain things that can only be accomplished via free time and battle time. Doing any of these things will cause time to pass and the extent to which a player develops a relationship can impact the game's ending. Engaging in battle time will progress the game's story.

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8# Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice - 2015

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Join Ogden and the heroes of Westeria in this classic JRPG epic, Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice. Travel through the frozen wastelands of Tundaria and defeat oncoming hordes of demons and huge bosses that threaten the entire world of Dragon Fantasy.

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9# The Legend of Legacy - 2015

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Join the 7 characters in The Legend of Legacy and unravel the mystery of Avalon's past. The Legend of Legacy staff roster includes familiar names like character designer Tomomi Kobayashi, renowned composer Masashi Hamauzu, writer Masato Kato, game designer Kyoji Koizumi, and Masataka Matsuura.

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10# Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven - 2015

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Residing on the outskirts of town as the proprietor of a quiet, rustic inn, Luchs has lived through much of his life proudly clinging to a code of honor passed down from father to son: "When our cherished guests finally arrive, think of them as nothing less than family. Unfortunately, the inn has not yet had even a single guest since its foundation, leaving Luchs no choice but to excavate and sell crystals—a valuable fuel source—in order to make ends meet. It is during one such routine excavation that he happens upon a beautiful maiden encased inside a massive crystal, and her abrupt awakening triggers a series of unexpected events that include foul fiends, astonishing abilities, and miraculous mysteries…

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12# Journey to Kreisia - 2016

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While attempting to skip out on a homework assignment and meet up with his friends at the arcade, a teenager by the name of Yusis is suddenly enveloped in a blinding light and transported to Kreisia- a world where fantasy meets reality. Thinking everything happening around him is simply a dream, Yusis readily agrees to the task of saving the world and begins preparing for what is inevitably to be far more than he ever bargained for!

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13# Bravely Default - 2013

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Bravely Default follows the story of main character Tiz, a humble shepherd and the lone survivor of a cataclysmic event, as he joins a group of loyal companions on a journey to restore balance to the world. The battle system is what differentiates Bravely Default from other RPGs. Here players can strategically choose when to initiate two complementary commands: Brave and Default. This innovative system encourages players to think carefully about strategy during every enemy encounter. Selecting "Brave" lets players increase the number of actions a character can take in a turn, while "Default" allows players to store actions for later use.

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14# Citizens of Earth - 2015

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As the newly elected Vice President of the World, it's your job to save the Earth by recruiting friends, family, and the local townsfolk! ...A true politician would never get his own hands dirty, after all!

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15# Adventure Labyrinth Story - 2016

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To bring back the legendary treasure, you need to enter the depth of the dungeon, find weapon and shield, use magic rod and potion to fight against monster and raise your level. The ingredients you collect from the dungeon can be cooked in the bar to make food, which can grant positive effect and EXP for the next adventure. Fully use the items to deal with the monsters, find rare treasure to reveal the mystery of the labyrinth!

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16# Alphadia - 2016

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It is during this time that Ash and Karim, two residents of a small town on the frontier, rescue a young woman and her escort as they are being pursued by foreign soldiers. But who is this mysterious girl and what fate is in store for Ash and those with him as they attempt to help her fulfill her mission.

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