March 2018 is already looking like another packed month for video game releases, including titles from multiple formats and genres, from potential indie cult classics and AAA big hitters. So as always, I’ve compiled my list of the top games out for this coming month and I’ll also include the best of the rest at the very bottom of this article.
Attack on Titan 2 – (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) – March 20th [IMAGE PROVIDED]
Attack on Titan 2 will continue on from where the first game left off and while it won’t likely break any sales records, fans of the much loved, cult-classic manga series will be very much looking forward to the newest instalment. While the sequel will offer more of the same from a gameplay perspective, developers Omega Force promises improved upon AI to offer a more challenging and immersive experience for fans.
Sea of Thieves – (PC, Xbox One) – March 20th
When the latest game Rare was announced with Sea of Thieves, an open, shared-world, action-adventure multiplayer title was announced at E3 2015, despite its concept being very intriguing, fans wondered how it would work and if it would have longevity post release with it being so multiplayer heavy. Being cross-play between Windows PC and Xbox One, hopefully the player-pool of this open-sea adventure will have staying power. However, it’s the gameplay in which this game hopes to standout the most, work as a team (whether with friends of randoms) to navigate, hoist sails, defend your ship against other pirate players and search for booty treasure riches. Thankfully, if you’re intrigued, but unsure about the Sea of Thieves concept, Xbox One players can sign-up for a free Xbox Game Pass trial and try out the full game at launch!
A Way Out – (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 23rd
From the developers that brought us Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, the co-op action-adventure that is A Way Out has set itself very high standards indeed. Staring Leo and Vincent, these two convicted prisoners must work together as a cohesive unit to not only escape prison, but to also live their foreseeable lives on the run with no two campaign playthrough’s promising to be the same. However, this game can only be played in co-op, whether it’s online of local split-screen co-op. Despite the game looking down-right awesome, could having no singleplayer mode have a negative impact? I certainly hope not, because A Way Out looks to be one of the most ambitious games already this year.
Detective Pikachu – (Nintendo 3DS) – March 23rd
Ok, this is a weird one, but then again, this is Nintendo we’re speaking of. Despite releasing in Japan, February 2016, Detective Pikachu is set to release for the rest of the world this March. This isn’t your normal Pokémon title however, as it stars a crime-solving, talking, Sherlock Holmes inspired Pikachu! This spin-off title may very well be a flop or it could be a surprise hit, either way, its quirky concept has certainly got our interest peaked to say the least and if it doesn’t, perhaps the movie adaptation set to release May 2019, starring Ryan Reynolds as the electrifying mouse will?
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – (PC, PS4) – March 23rd
Widely considered to be one of the best JRPG’s of the last generation, players hope that this heart-warming adventure will continue (and expand upon) where the original left off. Set in the open-world Revenant Kingdom, players will now assume the control of Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum, a young king dethroned who must do all he can take reclaim his rightful place and save the kingdom he holds so dear. Expect to shed some tears!
Far Cry 5 – (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 27th
Far Cry is back with its fifth numbered instalment. The series has often had very questionable and some boundary pushing themes, but perhaps none will push those boundaries more so then Far Cry 5. Set in the fictional Hope County, Montana, the story of Far Cry 5 will feature religious fanatic preacher, Joseph Seed who considers himself to be the chosen one and sets to save the lost people of Hope County, no matter the cost. Joseph Seed has all the ingredients to be one of the best villains in the series, but will its religious and far-right political agenda outweigh the open and free gameplay aspects that fans expect from the series? Only time will tell, either way, Far Cry 5 will surely be hitting the top-end of the sales charts this March.
Agony – (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 30th
Out of all the big hitters out this month, this indie, first-person survival horror is perhaps the one game that I look forward to most of all. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2016, Agony is developed by Madmind and published by PlayWay. In Agony; players will control one of the Martyrs that have been condemned to an afterlife of torment in the depths of hell! Interestingly, players will be able to possess other Martyrs found in hell, offering unique powers and abilities granting a variety of play-styles with each. Players will need to utilise every demonic power, the desire to fight back and survive, solve riveting puzzles and in some cases hide from the evil that inhabits this hell from home! Can you escape from the agonies of hell?
Well that concludes the highlights for the game releases arriving March 2018, below you’ll also find the best of the rest coming our way to PC and consoles. What games are you most looking forward to? Let us know across our social media channels!
- Death end re;Quest – (PS4) – March 4th
- Bravo Team – (PSVR) – March 6th
- Fear Effect Sedna – (PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One) – March 6th
- Final Fantasy XV – (PC) – March 6th
- Frantics – (PS4) – March 6th
- Scribblenauts Showdown – (PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One) – March 6th
- Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story – (PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One) March 8th
- Warhammer: Vermintide 2 – (PC) – March 8th
- Devil May Cry HD Collection – (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 13th
- Golem – (PSVR) – March 13th
- Surviving Mars – (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 15th
- Kirby Star Allies – (Nintendo Switch) – March 16th
- Assassin’s Creed Rogue: Remastered – (PS4, Xbox One) March 20th
- Assault Gunners HD Edition – (PC, PS4) – March 20th
- Valkyria Chronicles 4 – (PS4) – March 21st
- Atelier Lydie & Suulle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings – (PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch) -March 27th
- MLB The Show 18 – (PS4) – March 27th
- Shining Resonance Refrain – (PS4) – March 29th
- Super Robot Wars X – (PS4, PS Vita) – March 29th
- Long Gone Days – (PC, Mac, Linux) – TBA
- RBI Baseball 18 – (Switch, PS4, Xbox One) – TBA