Biggest Upcoming 3DS Games of 2018

Biggest Upcoming 3DS Games of 2018

While the 3DS saw strong support throughout 2017, new announcements for it have begun to dwindle. Nevertheless, 3DS owners still have several games to look forward to! Here are some of the biggest 3DS games that have already been announced for 2018.

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology

Radiant Historia, an RPG developed by Atlus for the DS, was a successful game and is considered underrated by many fans. Now it’s receiving a remake, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, due out for the 3DS on February 13. In addition to the original story, this remake adds a new timeline scenario, a follow-up attack gameplay mechanic, and revamped graphics. While the art changes have proven controversial so far, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is definitely a game RPG fans should watch out for.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux

That’s not the only Atlus game we have to look forward to this year, either. An enhanced port of the DS’s RPG Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey is coming to the 3DS as Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux. (The Japanese version, pictured above, is called Deep Strange Journey). This enhanced version of the SMT dungeon crawler will include a new route, a new character, new illustrations, and more. No release date has been announced yet aside from 2018.

The Alliance Alive

Enough of remakes and ports, how about some new games? March 27 will see the release of The Alliance Alive, a new RPG from the developer of The Legend of Legacy. Not only did the team take feedback into account while designing The Alliance Alive, but it also promises a more story-driven experience than The Legend of Legacy, with a scenario written by Suikoden creator Yoshitaka Murayama.

Untitled Etrian Odyssey game

While we don’t know for sure that it’s coming out in 2018, Atlus will announce a new Etrian Odyssey game in 2018. This will be a culmination of the series and the final entry to appear on the 3DS. The Etrian Odyssey series made great use of the 3DS’s two-screen setup for map drawing, so it will be interesting to see how future entries are handled. Until then, though, fans have one last 3DS adventure to look forward to!

Detective Pikachu

Finally, Nintendo just recently announced that Detective Pikachu will be released on March 23. This Pokémon spin-off stars a talking Pikachu who partners with a boy named Tim to solve mysteries and search for Tim’s missing father. This is an expanded version of 2016’s unlocalized Detective Pikachu game, featuring new content, locations, and more, while completing the story. If you enjoy detective games and Pokémon spin-offs, this looks like an entertaining addition to the 3DS library.

In Conclusion

Admittedly, this list is mainly appealing to fans of turn-based RPGs, but more games might still be announced. There are smaller titles coming to the 3DS, as well, such as Shakedown Hawaii, Dillon’s Rolling Western: The Dead Heat Breakers, and Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido. We also don’t know yet whether or not the 3DS version of Dragon Quest XI will be localized.

How do you feel about the 3DS, going into what might be its final year of support? Do you think the 3DS will be well-supported during 2018? Let us know in the comments.

Samantha is a published horror and fantasy writer, a professional freelance writer, and a longtime gamer. As a result, writing about games is one of her favorite activities. She likes a wide range of genres, especially RPGs, survival horror, and visual novels. More information can be found at her website:

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