When it comes to video games, anime games lose to none. As a broad and dynamic genre, anime games incorporate a variety of styles such as action role-playing, turn-based JRPG, and shoot ‘em up. Today, I will be going over the 12 Best Upcoming Anime Games for both PS4 and PS5. So, if you’re looking for new games to add to your already growing collection, then definitely check these upcoming anime games out.

12. Tales of Arise

  • Release Date: Dec 31, 2020
  • Developer: Bandai Namco Studios
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Genre: Action, RPG, Hack & Slash
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Tales of Arise is an upcoming anime game developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. Featuring stunning visuals created by Ufotable, a rich and dynamic plot, as well as fast-paced hack and slash gamplay mechanics, Tales of Arise is the perfect upcoming PS4 games for RPG fans alike.

11. Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory

  • Release Date: Nov 13, 2020
  • Developer: Square Enix, indieszero
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Genre: Rhythm
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For those of you who are avid fans of the Kingdom Hearts video game franchise, then I have some great news. Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory, a new rhythm game developed by indieszero and published by Square Enix was recently announced. The game will feature 140+ songs and soundtrack throughout the Kingdom Hearts series. You can also challenge your friends through co-op and multiplayer modes to an epic competitive battle to determine who the real rhythm master is.

10. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

  • Release Date: Nov 10, 2020
  • Developer: Edelweiss
  • Publisher: Xseed Games
  • Genre: Action, Indie, Side Scrolling
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Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is an upcoming side scrolling anime indie game developed by Edelweiss. The story follows the adventure of Sakuna, the goddess of harvest, who was banished to the mortal world. Starting afresh, Sakuna must tame wild demons and prove herself worthy of the Goddess title. In Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, you are able to build and customize your own village, from farming, to NPCs’ relationships, and much more.

9. Digimon Survive

  • Release Date: Dec 31, 2020
  • Developer: Witchcraft
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Genre: RPG, Strategy, Survival
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Digimon Survive, a RPG Survival game developed by Witchcraft, is another upcoming anime game that you should be aware of. Featuring a combination of turn-based combat and integrated visual novel within its storytelling, Digimon Survival’s classic JRPG style is definitely something to hype about.

8. Edge of Eternity

  • Release Date: Spring, 2021
  • Developer: Midgar Studio
  • Publisher: Dear Villagers
  • Genre: JRPG, Adventure
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Edge of Eternity, developed by Midgar Studio, was first released as Steam Early Access back in 2018. Now, with an official release date, Edge of Eternity is one upcoming anime game you should definitely add to your collection. Inspired by classic J-RPG adventure games, Edge of Eternity allows you to make your own choice, explore the massive World of Heron, and craft your own unique character.

7. Neptunia Virtual Stars

  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2021
  • Developer: Compile Heart, Idea Factory
  • Publisher: Idea Factory International
  • Genre: Hack & Slash, Shoot ‘Em Up, Rhythm, RPG
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Neptunia Virtual Stars, developed by Compile Heart and Idea Factory, is an upcoming rhythm shoot ’em up PS4 anime game. Featuring similar characters as previous Neptunia editions, the game features cute anime girls exterminating evil, also known as “Anti”, and ultimately saving planet EMO. If you are a fan of previous Neptunia franchise, or simply wanted some extra ‘moe’, then definitely add Neptunia Virtual Stars to your collection.

6. Wing of Darkness

  • Release Date: Feb 25, 2021
  • Developer: Production Exabilities
  • Publisher: Clouded Leopard Entertainment
  • Genre: Indie, Action, Shoot ‘Em Up
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Wing of Darkness, developed by Production Exabilities, is an upcoming shoot ’em up PS4 anime game featuring fast-paced aerial combat. In addition to its unique battle mechanic, you are also given a large variety of options for character customization, gear, and equipments. These features, combined with stunning visuals and a diverse story, make Wing of Darkness a worthy anime game for you to check out.

5. Re: Zero – Starting Life In Another World: The Prophecy Of The Stone

  • Release Date: Jan 29, 2021
  • Developer: Chime
  • Publisher: Spike Chunsoft
  • Genre: Visual Novel
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Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably heard of the anime Re: Zero – Starting Life In Another World. Well, this game here is a spin-off of the original anime series, except with a brand new story line and characters. If you are a fan of the Re: Zero franchise and is up for something unique, then definitely check out this upcoming Re: Zero visual novel.

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4. Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy

  • Release Date: Dec 31, 2020
  • Developer: Koei Tecmo, Gust Co. Ltd
  • Publisher: Koei Tecmo Games
  • Genre: JRPG
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If you have played the first Altelier Ryza game, then you surely would enjoy its sequel. Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy, developed by Koei Tecmo, follows three years after the previous events of Altelier Ryza. After a fateful encounter, the three friends once again reunited and are ready to embark on their next exhilarating adventure.

3. Final Fantasy XVI (PS5)

  • Release Date: TBA
  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Genre: Action, RPG
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Final Fantasy XVI, developed by Square Enix, is an upcoming action role-playing game within the Final Fantasy franchise. As a PS5 exclusive, Final Fantasy XVI will hopefully boast stunning visuals, integrating the next-gen PS5’s graphics technology. Square Enix also changes their approach to the franchise through a DLC multiplayer mode within Final Fantasy XVI.

2. Nier Replicant Ver.1.22474487139

  • Release Date: Apr 23, 2021
  • Developer: toylogic
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Genre: Action, RPG
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Nier Replicant Ver 1.2247, developed by toylogic, is an upcoming action role-playing PS4 game. This upcoming release is a high quality remaster version of Nier Replicant, a PS3 game released in 2010. The Nier franchise, directed by Yoko Taro, poses some deep and philosophical questions through Taro’s dark-themed storytelling technique. To those who a deep storyline, and was a fan of Nier Automata, then you will surely enjoy Nier Replicant Ver 1.2247.

1. Poison Control

  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2021
  • Developer: Nippon Icchi Software
  • Publisher: NIS America Inc.
  • Genre: JRPG
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Poison Control is an upcoming action role playing anime game featuring stunning anime-style visuals and unique shoot ’em up gameplay. In fact, Poison Control feels very similar to Persona 5, despite them being completely different games in term of gameplay and story settings. Nevertheless, this upcoming anime game is definitely a must-have in your collection.


That concludes the list of the 12 Best Upcoming Anime Games for both PS4 and PS5. Evidently, there are quite a lot of options to choose from. Whether you are a fan of the action role-playing, turn-based JRPG, or chaotic shoot ‘em up style gameplay, there is something for everyone. I hope this list was able to add to your collection of anime games, providing hours upon hours of entertainment.

So, what did you think of these upcoming anime games? Were there any that suited your taste? If so, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

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