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

RPG 17 November 2017

Pokemon Ultra Sun is yet 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 of the story we saw in the series' previous installment, offers new types of Pokemon (some available only in this version), and offers some 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 Pokemon caught in other games of the series.

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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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Pokemon Crystal (3DS)
Pokemon Crystal (3DS)

RPG 26 January 2018

A port of a GameBoy Color console title from 2000 and an enhanced version of Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver. It offers similar content to two previous entries, but features many small changes.

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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 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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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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Pokemon Gold (3DS)
Pokemon Gold (3DS)

RPG 22 September 2017

New edition of a classic entry in the Pokemon series and part of the so-called second generation along with Pokemon Silver. The original game debuted in 1999 in Japan for the Game Boy Color handheld, and then has been released on Nintendo 3DS console family more than fifteen years later. The story of Pokemon Gold takes place in a fictional world inhabited by the eponymous creatures, as players once again venture as a beginner pokemon trainer to catch all of their species and beat the best trainers around. Pokemon Gold introduces many novelties compared to the first generation, starting with new region (inhabited by previously unseen species of pokemon), night/day cycle, additional items, and ending with the breeding mechanics. The core gameplay remained unchanged, so we explore the world from top-down view, interacting with NPCs, catching pokemon and engaging in turn-based battles against trainers we meet. All of this is presented in 16-bit colored visuals, complemented with music by Jun'ichi Masuda. Additionally, the game supports local wireless and PokeBank application, the latter letting us transfer our pokemon to newer games from the series.

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Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS)
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS)

RPG 11 October 2012

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is a jRPG game that contains many characteristic elements of gameplay identical to the older representatives of the species. We lead a team of four to the full details of the world, fight in turn-based mode with randomly met opponents, perform a number of tasks and quests.

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Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth (3DS)
Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth (3DS)

RPG 04 June 2019

A classic dungeon crawler with a turn-based combat system, developed for the 3DS portable console. The game is the second (after Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth) spin-off of the popular series of Japanese role-playing games developed by Atlus. The protagonists of Persona Q2 are the cast of Persona 5 from 2016. The game utilizes gameplay mechanics and principles of the Etrian Odyssey series. It is a typical dungeon crawler in which the player is traveling through a series of dark labyrinths while observing the action from a first-person perspective. The player’s party can consist of up to five characters, each of which has unique skills and attacks, taken from the main entries in the Persona series. The battles are conducted in a turn-based system, on a separate screen. The game features one of the characteristic options of the Etrian Odyssey series – the possibility for the player to manually draw maps and dungeons to explore.

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

RPG 23 May 2013

Shin Megami Tensei IV is a turn-based RPG game developed by the Japanese team Atlus. The gameplay focuses on using the demons recalled to fight against similar beings who took over postapocalyptic Tokyo.

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

RPG 21 November 2014

A new version Pokemon Ruby, released in 2003 on the GameBoy Advanced console. Remake offers many features introduced to the series in ten years between releases of both titles. The game also uses three-dimensional engine known from Pokemon X and Pokemon Y.

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Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright (3DS)
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright (3DS)

RPG 25 June 2015

Another entry in the tactical jRPG series that has been developed since 1990, as well as the second game for the Nintendo 3DS console to be made by Intelligent System. Its story is divided into two paths: Hoshido and Nohr, each available in one version – Birthright and Conquest. Both let us play in a fantasy world as Corrin (default name of the main hero or heroine) a member of one of the titular factions. Gameplay focuses on exploring the land and turn-based battles. As we progress with the plot, we gather experience points and develop our character. While Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright is a full-scale sequel, players who want to learn the whole story should also buy the Conquest edition, available with a discount as add-on.

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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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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 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 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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Harvest Moon: Skytree Village (3DS)
Harvest Moon: Skytree Village (3DS)

RPG 08 November 2016

Another entry in jRPG series from Natsume Inc. The players are taken to the titular Skytree village, located in the land called Oasis of the Harvest Goddess. After the power of the Harvest Goddess began to weaken, the village faced ruin. Our task as an owner of a small farm is to restore the land to its former prosperity, so players must prepare soil for farming, plant seeds and harvest, though they can also go fishing. Unlike previous games in the series, Harvest Moon: Skytree Village allows the players to adjust the terrain to their liking. All of above is presented in three-dimensional, cartoon-like visuals.

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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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Pokemon Silver (3DS)
Pokemon Silver (3DS)

RPG 22 September 2017

A new edition of the franchise's classic installment. Along with Pokemon Gold, the game constitutes the so-called second generation of the main video game series. The original version had its debut in Japan in 1999, and was released for Game Boy Color. More than fifteen years later, the game returns, coming out for Nintendo 3DS. Pokemon Silver is set in a fictional world inhabited by the titular creatures. The player takes on the role of a beginner Pokemon trainer. Their goals are to catch all the species of monsters and to defeat the best trainers. Compared with the first generation, the game introduces a lot of novelties, such as a new region (completely new Pokemon can be found here), a day-night cycle, additional items, as well as Pokemon breeding mechanics. The core of the experience remained unchanged however, as the player explores the game world viewed from above, talks to NPCs, catches new Pokemon and competes against the encountered trainers. All of this is conveyed by 16-bit visuals complemented by music composed by Jun'ichi Masuda. Contrary to the original version, the edition for 3DS gives an opportunity to both play and exchange with others via the local wireless network. Additionally, the game supports the PokeBank application, so the player can transfer their subordinates to new installments of the series.

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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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Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest (3DS)
Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest (3DS)

RPG 25 June 2015

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest is another game in the popular tactical jRPG series developed by Intelligent Systems. The plot has been divided into two paths: Hoshido in Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright, and Nohr in Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest. In Conquest, we play as Corrin, a member of the Nohr faction. Exploration and battles on vast maps are the core elements of gameplay in Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest. The player's additional quest is to start a revolution in the kingdom. To do so, he or she needs to complete various missions, such as base defense or breaching the enemy line. Even though Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest is a full game, to see the story of the opposing faction players have to buy Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright, an expansion that can be bought for a lower price if you already own Conquest.

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Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS)
Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS)

RPG 18 December 2014

An action RPG developed by Square Enix. It is an action-based spin-off of the Final Fantasy series. The player controls a group of explorers who are trying to find all pieces of the Grand Crystal. The gameplay mechanics combine the traits of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles and the Monster Hunter series. The game can be played alone or with three friends through an online cooperation mode. The players can choose from twenty characters that vary in looks and profession. The game features a large variety of enemies based on the previous entries in the Final Fantasy series, offering many challenges and quests to complete. Thanks to all of that the title provides many hours of high quality entertainment. It also features an advanced character development system that enables the player to unlock new skills and gain varied equipment. The title also offers three-dimensional, high-quality graphics.

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Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)

RPG 12 July 2013

A colorful platform game with RPG elements, in which Mario and Luigi go to the rescue of Princess Peach. This time she was kidnapped to the land of dreams. It is the dream that is the main theme of this production, combining platform scenes, combat and logical puzzles. While playing, for example, we have to interfere with sleeping Luigi in order to change his dreams.

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

RPG 21 November 2014

The remastered edition of Pokemon Sapphire released in 2003 for Game Boy Advanced. The game has been enriched with multiple new elements implemented throughout the years. The entire experience delivers an entirely new 3D graphics engine designed for Pokemon X and Pokemon Y.

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