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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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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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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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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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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Snack World (3DS)
Snack World (3DS)

RPG 10 August 2017

A role-playing game by Level 5 for mobile devices and Nintendo 3DS. Snack World is set in a fantasy realm, and you play as a young boy called Chup, who wants to exact revenge on the invaders that burned his family village to the ground. Fortunately, Chup is not alone — he is accompanied by his friends, Mayone and Pepperon. The game utilizes an isometric view and the gameplay focuses on exploration and collecting various items. Interestingly, your equipment is grouped by brand — it concerns blade weapons, shields, clothes, and jewelry, which are marked by fictional brand logos, such as Detton, Qloris or Fairy Electroncis. Moreover, they can be bought in the real world and then transferred to the in-game universe by NFC. Snack World features high-quality cartoonish visuals, clearly inspired by manga and anime.

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

RPG 21 November 2014

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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (3DS)
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (3DS)

RPG 29 July 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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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 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 forces of the hostile nation of Plegia. The gameplay, like in the previous titles in the series, focuses on tactical movement of characters across 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 permanent death of characters, and multiple camera perspectives in battle.

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

RPG November 2017

Pokemon Ultra Sun for is another installment of the popular RPG series developed by Game Freak for Nintendo handheld consoles. It was released along with Pokemon Ultra Moon as the improved versions of the 7th generation handheld consoles launch titles, Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. Once again, we play as a novice pokemon trainer who desires to become the very best trainer in the world. The game comes with an alternative version o the story we saw in the series' previous installment, offers new types of pokemons (some available only in this version), and offers new and changed locations. Nothing has changed in terms of gameplay. We explore the game’s world, do quests, catch more and more Pokemon, and take part in turn-based duels with other trainers. Pokemon Ultra Sun supports the PokeBank app that allows us to transfer pokemons caught in other games of the series.

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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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Miitopia (3DS)
Miitopia (3DS)

RPG 08 December 2016

A jRPG developed by Nintendo, which offers us the ability to take control of Mii, Nintendo’s player avatars. Our job is to gather up a team of heroes (built from players found on our friend lists) and lead them on a quest to defeat the Dark Lord, who has stolen the unique faces of Miitopia citizens. When it comes to gameplay, we are given an RPG built from standard elements, including exploration, turn-based combat, or an experience system that enables us to develop and enhance our heroes. Our party members are connected through friendships that offer new combo attacks once the friendship meter reaches a certain level. The graphics are not spectacular, considering that the game was released for handhelds, yet visually pleasing and maintain a smooth framerate.

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

RPG 21 November 2014

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Culdcept Revolt (3DS)
Culdcept Revolt (3DS)

RPG 29 August 2017

Culdcept Revolt is a turn-based RPG developed by Omiya Soft that uses elements of card and board games and was released as a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Culdcept series. The game takes us to a fantasy world where we play as a boy named Allen. He's a recruit in the Rebel Army that fights to finish the tyrannical rule of Count Kraniss. As we play, we take part in turn-based battles that take place on grid-covered maps. Our goal in each fight is to get as much points as possible. They are given to us for taking control over new sectors of the map. A throw of a dice decides how far we can move during our turn. If we encounter an enemy while making our move, a battle begins during which we use monster and spell cards. We learn the game's story through visual novel-like cut-scenes. Culdcept Revolt offers a local and online multiplayer for up to four players.

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Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 (3DS)
Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 (3DS)

RPG 31 August 2017

Another spin-off in the popular series of dungeon crawlers Etrian Odyssey, developed by Spike Chunsoft. The player assumes the role of an adventurer, who helps a stranger woman in reaching the roots of the Yggdrasil tree, which are told to hide a gate to the world of gods. The events in Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 are presented in an isometric perspective, and a lion’s share of gameplay is about exploration of randomly generated dungeons as well as waging turn-based battles. Interestingly, both heroes and their adversaries perform actions in the same time – therefore, when you move from one field to another, the enemy may be performing the same action. You take under your command a team of four adventurers, whom you can hire and replace in a town, which serves the role of your base of operation. In the course of the adventure heroes gain experience and learn new skills as well as class-based special abilities. It is also noteworthy that upon dying characters go back to the town, however, they also lose the entire equipment and gold they carried. Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2’s characteristic feature is its colorful, eye-pleasing graphics.

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Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (3DS)
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (3DS)

RPG 06 October 2017

A remake of the 2003’s Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga developed by AlphaDream on Game Boy Advance. It is an unusual arcade RPG with a turn-based combat. During the game, the titular Mario brothers have to join forces with their arch-enemy – Bowser, and together they set out to the Beanbean Kingdom to retrieve the stolen Princess Peach’s voice. The 3DS release of the game’s remake features improved visuals with more polished character models and lighting effects that are much more pleasing to one’s eye. Apart from all this, the developers decided to introduce two more attractions – a new game mode called Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser, showing the events from the main campaign as they are seen by Captain Goomba, ShyGuy, Boo, and others, as well as the support of amiibo™ figures. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions is compatible with Super Mario toys, and along with the game’s release, the developers introduced two new figures - Goomba and Koopa Troopa.

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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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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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Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux (3DS)
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux (3DS)

RPG October 2017

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux is a remake of Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, a game that was released in 2009 for Nintendo DS. Just like the original game, it was developed by Atlus. Developers implemented some audiovisual tweaks and changes (improved facial expressions, dialogues are now fully voiced). User interface and gameplay mechanics were also improved. The game now offers three difficulty levels and the possibility of saving the game anytime we want to. Strange Journey Redux also has an additional ending connected with the new character named Alex. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux is a dungeon crawler. As we play, we explore dungeons and take part in battles with demonic enemies. While in combat, we rely on the individual abilities of demons we capture. Our job is to explore the unknown world that can be accessed through a portal opened in the South Pole and stop the invasion of demonic creatures that came out of it.

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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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