This March we’ve got another influx of great video games to look forward too, such as big budget hitters like Devil May Cry 5, looter shooter The Division 2, the latest instalment in the long-running series with Dead or Alive 6, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice from the developers of Dark Souls, and much more! So as always, I’ll list my highlights for this coming month with the games I’m looking forward to and I’ll list the best of the rest too.
However, just remember that whether it’s AAA or Indie darlings, release dates can differ depending on the region (or varying on the edition you buy) and they can also change at a moment’s notice. So with that said, here are my highlights for March 2019.
Dead or Alive 6 (PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) – March 1st
Dead or Alive is returns with the 6th entry in the series (not including bonus editions). Dead or Alive 6 comes bundled with 24 fighters and 14 stages at launch. As well as a wacky story mode, DOA Quest which takes you with various challenges to acquire unlockable extras and much more. For the first time in the series, you’ll also be able to customise you favourite fighters with new clothing attire and accessories, not to mention that you will see damage, wear and tear deteriorate during a fight! After sinking many hours into the game myself, I can safely say that is could very well be the most fast and frantic entry in the series yet, and if you’re a fan of the fighting genre, Dead or Alive 6 should not be ignored.
Left Alive (PC and PlayStation 4) – March 5th
To be honest, I don’t know too much about Left Alive, other than it’s a stealth, tactical shooter from Square Enix. However, any game that has the legendary artist Yoji Shinkawa on the team, famed for his fantastic work on series’ such as Metal Gear Solid and Zone of Enders, Left Alive is a game that earned the peak of my interest. However, will Left Alive live up-to expectations? Only time will tell and we won’t have to wait long to find out.
Devil May Cry 5 (PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) – March 8th
Dante is back in Devil May Cry 5, with Nero returning once more as a fellow playable character. However, there will be a third and new playable character, simply named “V”, who disposes of his foes using the dark arts. If you’ve already played the demo, then you will know that the stylish, hack and slash gameplay returns as you slay demons to your heart’s content, racking up some epic combos. Will Dante and Nero be able to co-exist and work together to save the world again? Who knows? But with both demon slayers running their own demon hunting agencies, it’s sure as hell gonna get competitive!
Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn (Nintendo 3DS) – March 8th
This Nintendo Wii classic comes to the Nintendo 3DS with remastered visuals, new abilities, new mini-games and a new mode called Devilish. Sure Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn won’t win any game of the year awards, but there’s little denying that this platformer has a certain charm that only Kirby can deliver, and this release just signifies Nintendo’s continued support for the ever-popular handheld system.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) – March 12th (Ultimate/Gold/Phoenix/Dark Zone Editions) or March 15th (Standard)
Set seven months after the events of the last game which was set in New York City, The Division Agents take the fight to the fallen streets of Washington D.C, the capital city of the U.S.A. If you played the original The Division quite recently, then you will find that it’s improved quite considerably since its 2016 launch and this sequel looks to expand upon those improvements made. The question is, will The Division 2 be able to keep hold of its player-base for the long-term? We’ll have to wait and see, but making all expansions free-to-all is certainly a step in the right direction.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) – March 22nd
For me personally, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice could be a serious contender for the 2019 Game of the Year. After all, this is developed by Japanese based FromSoftware, who have brought us the likes of Demon Souls, Dark Souls and Bloodborne, so no pressure then? You will play as deadly Shinobi by the name of Sekiro, with the game being set during the 16th century Sengoku period in Japan. Following his lord being kidnapped, Sekiro was left for dead with his arm being severed in the process. However, Sekiro is resurrected by mystical forces and is “armed” with a powerful prosthetic and his trusty katana, Sekiro will stop at nothing to gain revenge to rescue his captured lord.
Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo Switch) – March 29th
Yoshi’s Crafted World looks as gorgeous and as charming as they come, with its paper-mache-esque crafted 2.5D world, and 3D characters. Whether you play on your own or co-op with a friend, I doubt you’ll have as much platforming fun this year, swallowing bad guys and spitting out eggs. Nintendo will no doubt have yet another great year in-store for the Nintendo Switch, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Yoshi’s Crafted World isn’t at the forefront of the systems best games to release this year.
So there you have it, those are my highlights for the best games arriving this March. But don’t forget to check out the best of the rest below and be sure to let us know what games you plan up picking up this coming month.
- ToeJam & Earn: Back in the Groove (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch – March 1st
- Riddled Corpses EX (Nintendo Switch) – March 2nd
- Black Desert Online (Xbox One) – March 4th
- Move or Die (PlayStation 4) – March 5th
- Beat Cop (PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch) – March 5th
- Attack of the Earthlings (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) – March 5th
- The Occupation (PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) – March 5th
- Ethereal (PC) – March 7th
- Valley (Nintendo Switch) – March 7th
- Braveland Trilogy (Nintendo Switch) – March 7th
- Assault Android Cactus Plus (Nintendo Switch) – March 8th
- The Caligula Effect: Overdose (PC, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch) – March 12th
- Ghost of a Tale (PS4 and Xbox One) – March 12th
- Claybook (Nintendo Switch) – March 12th
- Lego Marvel Collection (PS4 and Xbox One) – March 12th
- Hypnospace Outlaw (PC) – March 12th
- Baba Is You (PC and Nintendo Switch) – March 13th
- One Piece: World Seeker (PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) – March 16th
- Fate/Extella Link (PC, PS4, PS Vita and Nintendo Switch) – March 19th
- Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy (PS4 and Nintendo Switch) – March 20th
- The Sinking City (PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) – March 21st
- The Revolution (PC) – March 21st
- Unravel 2 (Nintendo Switch) – March 22nd
- Generation Zero (PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) – March 26th
- Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World (PC, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch) – March 26th
- Outward (PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) – March 26th
- Final Fantasy 15: Episode Ardyn (PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) – March 26th
- Space Junkies (Rift, Vive and PS VR) – March 26th
- Final Fantasy VIII (Xbox One and Nintendo Switch) – March 26th
- Our World is Ended (PS4 and Nintendo Switch) – March 26th
- The Walking Dead: The Final Season – Episode 4: Take Us Back (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch) – March 26th
- Xenon Racer (PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch) – March 26th
- Windscape (PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch) – March 27th
- Mortal Kombat 11 Beta (PS4 and Xbox One) – March 28th
- Assassin’s Creed III: Remastered (PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) March 29th
- Danganronpa Trilogy (PlayStation 4) – March 29th
- Tropico 6 (PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) – March 29th