16 Best JRPG (Japanese RPG) games for Nintendo Switch

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The best 16 JRPG (Japanese RPG) games for Nintendo Switch daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Nintendo Switch. 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 Battle for Gaming released the 19 October 2018 and ranked #13, Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country released the 13 September 2018 and ranked #3, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age released the 4 September 2018 and ranked #4.

1# Earthlock - 2018

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Earthlock is an indie developed, adventure RPG inspired by the classic 3D RPGs of the late 90's, with a fresh take on turn based combat and character progression.

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2# Valkyria Chronicles 4 - 2018

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A Continent Engulfed in the Bitter Flames of War! Commander Claude Wallace and his childhood friends set out to fight in a desperate war, but bone-chilling blizzards, waves of imperial soldiers, and the godlike powers of the Valkyria stand between them and victory.

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3# Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country - 2018

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Guide a group of legendary warriors on a journey through the tragic history that doomed a kingdom and drove a hero down a dark path 500 years before the events of the Xenoblade Chronicles™ 2 game. Defend yourself from Malos and his forces using all the fury of this refined battle system, allowing you to fight as both the artificial lifeforms known as Blades and their masters, the Drivers. Expansion Pass only playable with Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game (sold separately).

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4# 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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5# Fernz Gate - 2018

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Take advantage of the Secret House and dispatch buddies to collect items or place them on stands to gain special-effects. Grow parameter-increasing fruit, upgrade and customize weapons, take on variety of sub quests and enjoy plenty of content! Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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6# Battle Chasers: Nightwar - 2017

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Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an RPG inspired by the classic console greats, featuring deep dungeon diving, turn-based combat presented in a classic JRPG format, and a rich story driven by exploration of the world.

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7# Octopath Traveler - 2018

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Step into the shoes and live the stories of each of the eight travelers and freely explore the world of Orsterra. Store Boost Points with each turn and then spend them at strategic times to strengthen abilities, chain attacks, or provide aid. Visuals inspired by retro RPGs, brought to life with modern touches and a rousing, dynamic musical score .

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8# Shining Resonance Refrain - 2018

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Play as Yuma Ilvern and stop the Empire from exploiting the power of the ancient dragons, including the soul of the Shining Dragon within you. With the help of your friends, realize your destiny, save Astoria, and unleash the strength you’ve always had locked away.

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9# Cosmic Star Heroine - 2017

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3 exotic planets to explore. Aliens. Robots. Magic. Forbidden technology. Ruined Worlds. Ghosts. Long-lost secrets. Conspiracies. A galactic threat. And one brave heroine to make things right. Cosmic Star Heroine is an exciting new RPG from the creators of Cthulhu Saves the World.

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11# Mercenaries Saga Chronicles - 2018

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Unable to protect Prince Laz from the poison of an assassin, he sets off on a mission to find the antidote. Maps with variable terrains that are decisive in battle – take advantage of your starting position to assist teammates and strike enemies in the back . Enhanced gameplay experience on the Nintendo Switch: redesigned to perfectly fit a 16:9 resolution.

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12# I Am Setsuna - 2016

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Inspired by the timeless classic Chrono Trigger, I am Setsuna is a great homage to the JRPG masterpieces of yesteryear. Journey with Setsuna as she prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice and save the people of her land.

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13# Battle for Gaming - 2018

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With this one time price you get not only full access to our shop, our Lootboxes our DLC management system and our Live Services, but you also get the base game! We want that the player feels pride and accomplishment from getting upgrades from DLCs, Lootboxes and Live Services.

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14# The Longest Five Minutes - 2016

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Our hero tries to regain his priceless memories before it's too late, but the Overlord stands before him, his power unyielding! What can happen in The Longest Five Minutes!?

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15# Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs - Royal Edition - 2017

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Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs is a tactical RPG about the restoration of a fallen kingdom to its former glory. Embark on an adventure that will remind you of your best jRPG experiences - assemble a party of valiant individuals, manage your realms, forge alliances, and vanquish your foes in challenging turn-based combat! After your fathers passing you inherit a wondrous land far, far away... Theres a catch, however, your realm is drowning in terrible debt.

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16# Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy - 2014

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Save the world in 'Fantasy Hero -Unsigned Legacy-', by choosing from one of four heroes, and reclaiming what was lost to the Decoders! Set yourself on fire and charge head on, or pulverize them with powerful throws. Like keeping a safe distance from your opponents? Then, pick them off with projectiles, or send your robot to do your bidding. The variety of combat styles and skills will let players build heroes to their liking.

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