Welcome to the Top Upcoming RPGs of July 2019! In this series we highlight the Top 5 RPGs for the upcoming month. In this edition, we’re going to take a look at each of the titles, talk a little about each, and then explain why we think they deserve to be on the list. So join me now and find a mixture of some hidden gems and old favorites given a shiny new coat of paint.
Top 5 Upcoming RPGs Of July 2019
Last month we had the return of Igavania in Bloodstained Ritual of the Night which took our top spot with its challenging gameplay. This month we see a new expansion, an indie title and some tactical RPG action. Let’s get into the month of July.
Honourable Mention: Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
Release Date: July 2nd
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
This month’s honourable mention goes to Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers expansion. The story unfolds with your own character venturing to face the Garlean Empire. Things get a little more gritty as you take on the role of the “Warrior of Darkness”. With a new expansion comes a new max level cap, Shadowbringers comes with a level cap of 80, that’s 10 levels higher than its previous.
Shadowbringers will also be gaining new beast tribes and new primals. But that’s not all, nine new dungeons as well as new 8 person and 24 person raids will be coming also. A new feature called “Trust” system will also be added meaning players will be able to run dungeons with NPCs, so you can take on dungeons on your own if you so wish.
There is also New Game Plus mode which allows players to take on previous content with their current characters.
Shadowbringers will be releasing on July 2nd for Playstation 4 and PC.
5. Dragon Quest Builders 2
Release Date: July 12th
Platform: PS4/Nintendo Switch
Developer: Omega Force/Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Combining a sandbox game with action role-playing Dragon Quest Builders 2 is the sequel coming this July. Although an alternate storyline it is still based on the Dragon Quest story, as it follows as if the villain from Dragon Quest II still lived on. The tale follows a more party focused narrative through the experience of friendship. Playing as an apprentice builder you will need to prove yourself as true builder. Combat the Children of Hargon, who worship destruction!
This title blends the JPRG genre with block building aspects similar to that of Minecraft. It has it’s own progression similar to what is found in classic RPGs. You can team up with up to four players online to collaborate together. Rather than the turn-based gameplay found in the main series, Builders offers real-time action, choose from different weapons to defeat enemies and bosses with hack ‘n’ slash mechanics.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 releases for Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe on July 12th.
4. God Eater 3
Release Date: July 12th
Developer: Bandai Namco
Publisher: Bandai Namco
Coming to the Nintendo Switch this July is the next instalment of the series God Eater 3, it follows events of a sudden mysterious life form that begins its uncontrollable quest to consume life on Earth. It’s insatiable appetite and quick ability to learn, makes it the deadliest foes you could ever face, they have been given the name Aragami. These beasts only leave destruction and misery in their path. In order to fight back, individuals known as God Eaters wield special weapons powered by Oracle Cells, these are the only known way to stop the Aragami. But this is not the only battle brewing, a fight between light and dark is wearing thin.
God Eater 3 combines action combat with abilities to dive, use burst arts, plug-ins and more. Use skill install which allows you to equip God Arc skills for your chosen weapon to increase health points, slash attacks or speed buffs with these items. A new passive skill has been added called Acceleration Trigger, which strengthens a players resolve giving the upper-hand during opportune moments.
God Eater 3 will be released for Nintendo Switch on July 12th, 2019.
3. Warlocks 2: God Slayers
Release Date: July 8th
Developer: Frozen District
Publisher: Fat Dog Games
The sequel to the original Warlocks title, Warlocks 2: God Slayers features a brand new story. Playing as a Warlock, players will face gods who have been angered by the destruction of the horde of shadow monsters. It is up to the order of Warlocks who now challenge those gods who have betrayed them, and it is time to dethrone them.
An action-RPG hack ‘n’ slash with humorous pixel art design, which allows you choose from 5 different Warlocks. Team up with friends with up to 4 members total online and local co-op. The title brings 40 types of different enemies to fight, while using your own unique abilities dependent on your chosen Warlock. Enjoy a comical narration while exploring extensive maps with plenty of randomly generated loot in this metroidvania inspired title.
Warlocks 2: God Slayers will release on PC on July 18th.
2. Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden – Seed of Evil
Release Date: July 30th
Platform: PC/Xbox One/PS4/Switch
Developer: The Beared Ladies
The XCOM inspired Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden also drew its inspiration from the Swedish tabletop RPG of the same name. It released at the end of last year culminating its own community of fans. It combines stealth and combat into a RPG strategy. With a cast of wonderfully quirky animal mutant characters, the adventure takes place in a post-apocalyptic world.
Seed of Evil takes place where the game left off, bringing news maps and a new challenge for the group of misfits. A new playable character will be available to help assist challenges, going by the name of Big Khan, a moose with two new mutations Ground Pound and Flame Puke. There also seems to be something rather strange going on, what Big Khan calls “Pod Ghouls” who are replacing the original Ghouls with copies.
Mutant Year Zero: Seed of Evil expansion releases on July 30th on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch.
1. Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Release Date: July 26th
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Koei Tecmo
Fire Emblem: Three Houses is a tactical RPG that lets players choose to teach at one of the three houses at the Academy, which has many formidable students. Taking up the role of professor you must shape the student’s academic lives between taking on turn-based battles, full of strategy and twists to overcome. The title is set in a new world called Fódlan, where the Church of Seiros holds great power over the land and its people.
There is quite a large central hub, and plenty to do as teacher which includes interacting with students and using the new calendar system. You can even interact with students from the other houses and have the opportunity to recruit them.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses lets you take on the role of an adviser where students act as your troops. How you interact with them will effect how they will perform in battles. You can customise your troops with distance and close range attacks and taking part in battles will level up your battalion. Its up to you to order how these battles play out.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses launches on the Nintendo Switch on July 26th 2019.
That’s a wrap for the Top RPGs of July. Did I miss your favorite July release? What games are you most looking forward to this year? Please let us know in the comments below.
You can also check out the Top RPGs of June 2019.
So, do you want more? If so, you can find more Top RPGs for 2019 here.