The 25th Electronic Entertainment Expo, E3 2019, was held in Los Angeles from 11-13 June 2019, with press conferences earlier. Though Sony and Nintendo did not have press conferences at this year’s E3, numerous Japanese video games were shown, and Frontline Gaming Japan has compiled a summary of what was shown at the event.
A new game by From Software with George R. R. Martin of A Song of Ice and Fire fame contributing to the setting and story. Though details are currently scarce, it has been confirmed to be a third person action RPG with a higher emphasis on RPG elements than Sekiro and the Souls series.
Elden Ring is to be released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. No release window has been confirmed yet.
Tales of Arise
The latest game in Bandai Namco’s long-running Tales RPG series was revealed and announced for a 2020 release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
RPG Time: The Legend of Wright
“Handmade epic RPG” game RPG Time, an indie title previously shown at events like Bit Summit and TGS, was announced for a 2020 release. The official website indicates it to be for Xbox One, PC, iOS and Android.
Phantasy Star Online 2
The popular long-running MMORPG Phantasy Star Online 2 was announced for a 2020 North America release exclusive to Xbox One, with “all the content”. Further details are forthcoming on whether all content will be available at launch or be timed releases, and whether the various collaborations- Some of which, like the one with convenience mart chain Lawson are quintessentially Japanese -Are included in this.
Dragonball Z: Kakarot
Bandai Namco’s Dragonball Z open world action RPG, being developed by CyberConnect2, was announced for an early 2020 release for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Bandai Namco’s Souls-like action RPG Code Vein, which Frontline Gaming Japan has covered in the past, was announced for a 26 September release for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
GhostWire: Tokyo, the latest game from Tango Gameworks and Mikami Shinji of Resident Evil, Dino Crisis, Devil May Cry and Evil Within fame, was announced at the Bethesda conference. No release window or platforms have been announced yet.
A new trailer for Shenmue III at the PC gaming show. The game will be released for PS4 and PC on 19 November 2019, with the PC release now confirmed to be an Epic Games Store exclusive.
Disgaea 4 Complete+
A new version of Disgaea 4 (originally released for the PS3 in 2011) with all additional content and several upgrades, Disgaea 4 Complete+, was announced for a fall 2019 release for the PS4 and Switch.
Romancing SaGa 3 and SaGa Scarlet Grace Ambitions
The remastered version of the 1995 SNES RPG classic Romancing SaGa 3, previously announced for a 2019 release in Japan, was confirmed to be coming to the west. No release window for the western release has been confirmed yet. The game will be available on the PS4, PS Vita, Switch, Xbox One PC, iOS and Android.
SaGa Scarlet Grace Ambitions (known in Japan as SaGa Scarlet Grace: Hiiro no Yabou), the 2018 enhanced version of 2016 PS Vita RPG SaGa Scarlet Grace, was also announced for a western release, with no release window confirmed yet. The game will be available on the PS4, Switch, PC, iOS and Android.
The Last Remnant Remastered (Switch)
The 2008 Square Enix RPG, which got a remastered version for the PS4 in 2018, has had said remastered version ported to the Nintendo Switch as well. The game is available now.
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered
Classic PS1 RPG Final Fantasy VIII is getting a remastered version for the PS4, Switch, Xbox One and PC, due for a 2019 release.
Dragon Quest Builders 2
A new trailer for Dragon Quest Builders 2 was shown at Square Enix’s press conference. The game will be released in North America on 12 July 2019 for the PS4 and Switch.
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition
A new trailer for the Nintendo Switch port of Dragon Quest XI, which features new content, was shown at Square Enix’s press conference. The game will be released in autumn 2019.
Action RPG Oninaki (known in Japan as Oni no Naku Kuni, “The Land Where the Oni Cry”), developed by Tokyo RPG Factory of I Am Setsuna fame, was shown at Square Enix’s conference. The game will be released for the PS4, Switch and PC on 22 August 2019.
Kingdom Hearts III: ReMind
DLC bringing new content to Kingdom Hearts III was confirmed for a winter 2019 release.
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
A new trailer for the latest expansion to MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV, Shadowbringers, was shown at Square Enix’s conference. The expansion will be available on 2 July 2019.
Final Fantasy VII Remake
The Final Fantasy VII remake had a new trailer and actual gameplay with commentary explaining the battle system and the Scorpion Sentinel boss fight shown at the Square Enix conference. The game will be released in multiple parts, with the first part, featuring Midgar, scheduled for a 3 March 2020 release on the PS4.
Additionally, while Nintendo may not have held a press conference, a Nintendo Direct and the Nintendo Treehouse: Live show showcased a number of new trailers for assorted games.
Luigi’s Mansion 3
The third game in the Luigi’s Mansion series will be available for the Switch in holiday season 2019. Gameplay was also shown at Nintendo Treehouse: Live.
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
The Switch remake of Gameboy classic Link’s Awakening will be available on 20 September 2019. Gameplay was also shown at Nintendo Treehouse: Live.
Trials of Mana
Also known as Seiken Densetsu 3: Trials of Mana in Japan, the remake of the 1995 SNES RPG classic Seiken Densetsu 3 will be available for the PS4, Switch and PC in early 2020.
Collection of Mana
The Seiken Densetsu trilogy for the Switch, consisting of Gameboy classic Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden, and SNES classics Seiken Densetsu 2 and 3, the first two of which were released as Final Fantasy Adventure and Secret of Mana in the west, while the third was never released, was announced and released in the west. Originally released in Japan in 2017 as Seiken Densetsu Collection, this omnibus also includes save states and fixes several bugs that hinder game progression (certain unproblematic bugs were deliberately left in, treated as secrets or cheats).
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
The upcoming Fire Emblem, due to be the first new game in the series for the Switch, will be released on 26 July 2019.
Resident Evil 5 and 6 (Switch)
Switch ports of the two PS3 Resident Evil games will be released in fall 2019.
No More Heroes 3
The latest game in Suda51’s No More Heroes series will be released for the Switch in 2020.
Contra: Rogue Corps
The latest game in Konami’s Contra seriers will be released on 24 September 2019, with a Switch release confirmed.
Contra Anniversary Collection
The collection of ten classic titles (five games, with five alternate versions of various ones) in the Contra series was announced released for the PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC.
Daemon X Machina
Daemon X Machina, the robot game by producer of PS2 Armored Core titles Tsukuda Kenichirou for the Switch, got a new trailer and was announced for a 13 September 2019 release. Gameplay was also shown at Nintendo Treehouse: Live.
Panzer Dragoon: Remake
The remake of Sega Saturn classic Panzer Dragoon, being handled by Polish game developer Forever Entertainment on license from Sega, was announced for a winter 2019 release on the Switch. While Forever Entertainment is also developing a remake of the sequel, Panzer Dragoon Zwei, no information on it has been released yet.
The upcoming action game by Platinum Games will be released on 30 August 2019. Gameplay was also shown at Nintendo Treehouse: Live.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
The sixth game in the Mario & Sonic series will be released on the Switch in November 2019.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
The new Animal Crossing game for the Switch has been delayed to a 20 March 2020 release. Gameplay was also shown at Nintendo Treehouse: Live.
Pokémon Sword and Shield
New footage of the upcoming Pokemon games for the Switch was shown at Nintendo Treehouse: Live. The games will be released on 15 November 2019.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel
An as-of-yet untitled sequel to Breath of the Wild for the Switch was confirmed at the end of the Nintendo Direct. No further details are known yet.
Monster Hunter: World: Iceborne
Capcom showed off new gameplay footage of the upcoming Monster Hunter: World expansion Iceborne, showing off the expansion’s homebase, and hunts of monsters Tigrex and Banbaro which will be added to World in it.