3DS RPG Video Games

RPG. This category includes games that put emphasis on progress system for a controlled character (or a group of characters) which is (are) described with many statistics. They also have a multi-plot story and quests. There are classic RPGs with turn-based combat and rules inspired by pen-and-paper RPGs (e.g. Baldur’s Gate, Fallout), action RPGs with dynamic real time combat (Dark Souls) and jRPGs – very specific titles based on Japanese style and culture, especially on manga and anime (Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts). more

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Bravely Second: End Layer (3DS)
Bravely Second: End Layer (3DS)

RPG 23 April 2015

Bravely Second: End Layer is a sequel to the well-received 2012 jRPG developed by Square Enix for Nintendo 3DS. The game is set in the same universe as Bravely Default and takes place a couple of years after the events of the first game in the series. Once again, we will explore Luxendarc, a fantasy world filled with magic and adventures. Magnolia Arch is one of the new playable characters. She is the last representative of the Arch house. Her family was killed by a cruel demon. In terms of gameplay, Bravely Second: End Layer is a classic jRPG. The game has a rich, enormous world, where we can do numerous main and side quests. During our adventures we level up our party and make them more powerful. Bravely Second uses an improved version of the turn-based combat system from the previous game.

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Pokemon Sun (3DS)
Pokemon Sun (3DS)

RPG 18 November 2016

Another installment in the popular, long-standing game series published on Nintendo handhelds. Developed by Game Freak, the game was released in two versions, similarly to previous parts of the game – Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, which differ only in the creatures available in game. The game world combines elements of our reality and fantasy aspects. You assume the role of a young Pokémon trainer who aspires to be the best trainer in the world. The game features RPG elements – during gameplay you explore the world filled with quests, concentrate on catching ‘em all, train your creatures, and pit them against other trainers’ Pokémon. The Pokémon Bank allows for import of Pokémon from previous parts of the series.

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Pokemon X (3DS)
Pokemon X (3DS)

RPG 12 October 2013

Another installment in the popular Nintendo series about Pokémon, released as a pair of games: Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. The action takes place in French-like region Kalos. You assume the role of a young Pokémon trainer traveling through the world in search of new creatures you catch and train for Pokémon League battles. To be successful you need to earn eight Gym Badges by defeating the Battle Arenas’ leaders specialized in different elements. Then, you will have to prove your strength to the so-called Elite Four – the best trainers in Kalos. Game mechanics do not differ significantly from the previous installments. The core aspects of Pokemon X are still world exploration, chatting, and battling others with Pokémon of different abilities and techniques. Pokémon X and Y are the first in the series to utilize fully 3D graphics.

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Pokemon Moon (3DS)
Pokemon Moon (3DS)

RPG 18 November 2016

Another installment in the popular, long-standing game series published on Nintendo handhelds. Developed by Game Freak, the game was released in two versions, similarly to previous parts of the game – Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, which differ only in the creatures available in game. The game world combines elements of our reality and fantasy aspects. You assume the role of a young Pokémon trainer who aspires to be the best trainer in the world. The game features RPG elements – during gameplay you explore the world filled with quests, concentrate on catching ‘em all, train your creatures, and pit them against other trainers’ Pokémon. The Pokémon Bank allows for import of Pokémon from previous parts of the series.

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Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)
Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)

RPG 19 April 2012

This tactical RPG is the eleventh entry in the acclaimed Fire Emblem series, and the first to be developed for the Nintendo 3DS. In contrast to the previous installments in the series, the game is not a remake but an entirely new chapter in the history of the franchise. The story takes place 2000 years after the events of the original Fire Emblem and Fire Emblem Gaiden, focusing on a group of soldiers from the kingdom of Ylisse. The player controls a customized character suffering from amnesia, taken in by the king of the realm and serving him by defending the kingdom from monsters and the forces of the hostile nation of Plegia. The gameplay, like in the previous titles in the series, focuses on tactical movement of characters across a battlefield and fighting enemy units. Other features include the ability to build relationships between the characters to improve their abilities, adjustable difficulty levels, a mode that disables the permanent death of characters, and multiple camera perspectives in battle.

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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (3DS)
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (3DS)

RPG 19 May 2017

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is a remake of the 1992 Fire Emblem Gaiden, the second game in the famous jRPG series and was never before translated into English. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia takes place in a fantasy world divided between two opposing factions. The game focuses on two childhood friends who, as adults, are fighting for the opposing sides. Their stories intertwine, allowing us to see what happens on both sides of the conflict. Like in every game from the series, gameplay focuses on turn-based battles where we control a small group of heroes. There are many of them available for recruitment, but only a handful can be used on the battlefield. We can level up our characters, explore the world, visit towns, and complete side quests between the battles. Unlike its precursor, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia features 3D visuals and fully voiced dialogues.

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Pokemon Omega Ruby (3DS)
Pokemon Omega Ruby (3DS)

RPG 21 November 2014

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Dragon Ball: Fusions (3DS)
Dragon Ball: Fusions (3DS)

RPG 04 August 2016

An RPG based on the cult-classic manga by Akira Toriyama. The game was developed by Ganbraion, with Konami acting as the distributor. We assume the role of a boy named Tekka, who along with his friend Pinich participate in a tournament requiring the participation of five-man teams. The title includes most of the characters from the animated series. Additionally, we can create our own fighter. The biggest highlight of Dragon Ball: Fusions is the titular fusion of several characters into one powerful fighter, with the game introducing a gigantic number of less or more probable fusions.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (3DS)
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (3DS)

RPG 02 April 2015

A 3DS port of Tetsuya Takahashi's jRPG, which was originally released in 2010 for Nintendo Wii. The story is set in dualistic world made of two bodies of gods who fought each other and died in the battle. While one is inhabited by humans, the other is dominated by hostile mechanical beings. The story focuses on a young orphan called Shulk, who, along with his team, is trying to prepare humanity for the incoming enemy. The hand-held port does not bring any changes to the gameplay mechanics of the game. As the developers aspired to deliver the essence of the original game intact, the port is incompatible with other Nintendo hand-helds and works exclusively on New 3DS.

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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (3DS)
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (3DS)

RPG 27 August 2015

Another installment in the bestselling jRPG series which has been in development since the mid-80s. It is the first game in the franchise to be available for PlayStation 2. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is set in a well-known fantasy universe. The player controls a party of adventurers who have to stop the evil Dhoulmagus and remove the curse he placed on the king and his daughter. As we progress, the protagonists gain new abilities and items and become stronger. In combat, played in a turn-based system, they use not only typical medieval weaponry but also magic. They also encounter friendly NPCs with whom they can trade and talk. Visually, Dragon Quest VIII resembles Dark Cloud 2: it has three-dimensional graphics combined with cel shading rendering which gives them cartoonish looks. The characters' were designed by a famous mangaka, Akira Toriyama, known primarily for his work on the Dragon Ball franchise.

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Yo-Kai Watch (3DS)
Yo-Kai Watch (3DS)

RPG 11 July 2013

A turn-based RPG developed by the experienced Japanese studio Level 5. The game was inspired by the popular series of Pokemon games. In Yo-Kai Watch the player assumes the role of a young boy who receives a magic watch from a mysterious creature. The watch allows him to see the title yokai, sympathetic ghosts that live in the world. The protagonist is tasked with helping various people, but other, less friendly yokai are trying to prevent him from doing that. Whenever he encounters one of them, he must fight with the ghost. If he wins, he can befriend the creature and use his special abilities later in the game. The game utilizes the special features of 3DS console. While exploring the world and fighting many actions are performed by drawing specific gestures on the touch screen.

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Pokemon Y (3DS)
Pokemon Y (3DS)

RPG 12 October 2013

Another installment in the iconic game series developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo. It was released in the form of twin role-playing games: Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. The story in both games is set in Kalos, a region resembling France. In the game, the players assume the roles of trainers who traverse the world in search of the monsters they can catch, train and send to fight battles in the Pokemon league. In order to succeed, the player has to obtain eight special badges by defeating the gym leaders and proving their worth to the so-called Elite Four - the best trainers in Kalos. The twin games do not bring any significant changes to the gameplay mechanics introduced by the previous installments - the gameplay consists mainly of exploration. Apart from that, the player can talk to other characters and battle opponents in turn-based duels using Pokemon that differ in skills and combat techniques. Both games are the series's first attempt at utilizing fully three-dimensional graphics.

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Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time (3DS)
Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time (3DS)

RPG September 2017

The eleventh major installment of the popular jRPG series by Square Enix. The action of Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time takes place in a fantastical land of Lotozetasia, while the player assumes the role of a inhabitant of the Ishi village. On his 16th birthday, he discovers that he is an incarnation of a hero who saved the world from annihilation many years ago. Since then, the youngster’s life takes a radical turn, and his further fate is uncertain. Accompanied by loyal friends, the protagonist embarks on a journey which will seal his destiny. The production is very sandbox — at its core are exploration of the environment, conversing with non-player characters, and performing quests given by them. Turn-based combat is an integral part of the gameplay. To win a battle, we have to adequately develop our character and adjust our equipment accordingly.

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Monster Hunter Stories (3DS)
Monster Hunter Stories (3DS)

RPG 08 October 2016

A spin-off of the popular RPG series by Capcom, started in 2004. Like in the previous games of the franchise, Monster Hunter Stories focuses on challenging fights against giant monsters, but offers a different approach to the well-known theme. We play as a young boy who sets out on a journey accompanied by the mascot of the series, a Felyne warrior. A one-man-one-cat team travels across a vast open world, performing various tasks and facing local monsters. As we progress through the story, our heroes will encounter bigger and bigger creatures, and defeating them will require proper equipment and the right tactic. The game presents different visuals than its full-scale predecessors: a very colorful graphics that make use of cel-shading.

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (3DS)
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (3DS)

RPG 10 February 2016

Another installment of the popular series of jRPG games based on books written by Aya Nishitani. The title was produced and released by Japanese studio Atlus. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse takes the player to ruined Tokio of year 2030 in which armies of demons are fighting the angels. The player assumes the role of a warrior who after dying comes back from the afterlife as a servant of deity Dagda. The resurrected warrior can tame demons and force them to fight on his side. The player travels through three-dimensional locations presented by using third-person perspective. On his way there are NPCs with whom he can talk and there are monsters to defeat. The battles are turn-based and they take place on special arenas. During the encounters, the player is accompanied by one of seven companions and by three demons out of more than 450 available. These creatures can be combined in order to obtain a more powerful unit. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse offers three-dimensional anime-styled graphics. The gameplay is accompanied by heavy, climatic music.

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Pokemon Alpha Sapphire (3DS)
Pokemon Alpha Sapphire (3DS)

RPG 21 November 2014

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Ever Oasis (3DS)
Ever Oasis (3DS)

RPG 23 June 2017

Ever Oasis is another game from the Japanese studio Grezzo, created in cooperation with Nintendo. Ever Osasis is an action-RPG that focuses on world exploration and combat. Tethu, the game's protagonsit, has to not only find his missing brother, but also create a well-functioning osasis in the middle of a desert to help him prpeare for the confrontation with the forces of Chaos. By doing various quests we get the so-called 'dewadems', a currency that will allow us to build new buildings in our settlement and to buy more powerful equipment. During our adventures we will meet some NPCs that will aid us in our quest or will want to live in our oasis. Combat, one of the game's key elements, is purely arcade. Key to victory lies in striking effectively, doing powerful combo attacks (the possibility to swap between the members of our party anytime we want to allows that), and evading our enemies' strikes. Ever Oasis has eye-pleasing visuals. The game has characteristic, cartoon-inspired style.

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Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon (3DS)
Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon (3DS)

RPG 17 September 2015

Sixth entry in spin-off series of the Pokemon franchise, developed by Japanese studio Spike Chunsoft. Players assume the role of youngster who has been changed into a titular pocket monster and brought to the world inhabited by those creatures. Protagonist must explore the land and lift a mysterious curse that changes living beings to stone. Players’ adventure with Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon starts with choosing one of twenty available Pokemon and then exploring randomly generated dungeons and labyrinths. Gameplay focuses on turn-based battles, though all units move at the same time. As players progress through the game, other monsters will join them, making for a total of 720 different species. The game is complemented with colorful visuals that suits younger audience.

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