9 JRPGs to look forward to in 2016

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Regardless of the whispers from your circle of friends and the general gaming climate in the West, JRPGs are far from a dead sub-genre. What used to be one of the largest chunks of console gaming now makes up only a fraction of the industry's earnings, but that doesn't mean developers aren't still hammering out new titles that are worth paying attention to.

2016 is set to be one of the larger years for Japanese-developed RPGs in recent memory, with several titles making their way West from both large and small developers. This year features a number of older series continuing to push forward and new IPs trying to make their name among one of gaming's most difficult crowds.

All of the games we're going to feature in this list are slated for a North American release sometime this year, though some of their exact release dates are yet to be announced. Nonetheless, if you're a fan of JRPGs, you can take solace in the fact there are so many options to choose from in 2016.

Published Mar. 23rd 2016
  • Ty Arthur
    Featured Contributor
    Setsuna is the JRPG I'm most looking forward to this year. Honestly, I think Final Fantasy is going to be awful. That's a series that peaked a long time ago and isn't ever going to be as good again.
  • Jeffrey Rousseau
    I just want Star Ocean & Persona 5 to be honest. I'm kinda meh on all else.
  • Jeffrey Rousseau
    Weird double post

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