Get your wallets ready! Here is a list of some of the best video game releases for the month of March. Such is the life of a true gamer—the new titles never end!
1.Tom Clancy’s The Division (PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One)
On March 8th, Ubisoft’s open-world third-person shooter takes players into a world where New York City is in a standstill and terrorists abound within the quarantined city. Presidential Directive 51, also known as The Division, is a sleeper agency from the government made up of top secret tactical agents activated to operate within the emergency as a self-supporting unit. Because a lethal virus has swept New York on Black Friday, society collapses and services crumble. In the ensuing chaos made worse by looting and factions of desperation, players can explore the city for various loot and equipment drops in order to take advantage of the unique leveling system. The beautiful online multiplayer mode also makes this game a guaranteed Tom Clancy classic.
- Hitman (PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One)
The Square Enix franchise has had its share of sequels, prequels, and adaptations for the big screen. This time, however, Hitman goes back to where it all started. On March 11, the latest installment of the mysterious bald guy in a sharp black suit goes episodic. Agent 47 is at the height of his career as a professional killer, and he will stop at nothing to off his target—whether he’s got guns in his arsenal or he needs to scour his surroundings for anything that can be used to kill. That said, the environment and backgrounds for these killings are incredibly detailed and, luckily for our titular hitman, filled with death traps and hazards that just might be the perfect tools to get the job done. The International Contract Agency sure knows how to pick ‘em.
High-profile hits across the globe are assigned by Agent 47’s handler Diana Burnwood, and to help players achieve their goals, the game offers complete freedom regarding when, where, and how a target is killed. This is where you can truly get creative in thinking up the many ways to snuff out someone’s lights, whether stealthily or with full bells and whistles. You’d better not let a single target slip away, because in some crucial missions, there is only a limited window of opportunity to do the deed—and once you miss, you’ll be haunted by the one that got away forever.
- Heavy Rain (PlayStation 4)
If you can stand to lose Jason all over again in a horribly scarring scene that will stay with you for all eternity, March 1 brought the film noir thriller that is Heavy Rain to the Playstation 4 with improved graphics and resolution—which only means a more realistic way of screaming out Jason’s name in the crowd. If you have no idea what I’m going on and on about, the story of this interactive drama action-adventure that was first released in 2010 begins with Architect Ethan Mars losing his son Jason at the mall, resulting in Jason dying from a car accident—all this before the opening credits even roll.
You can play as four characters that switch during different chapters in the story-driven game. If you want to know more about the plot, which involves a serial killer called the Origami Killer who drowns his victims, then you’d best grab this remastered version right away. With Heavy Rain’s multitude of Game of the Year awards, you can be sure to have a great time—even if you fail to press the timed action buttons fast enough and wind up with alternate endings due to your actions.
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U)
This 2006 remaster features high definition dungeons and a sprawling world map that will make any true Legend of Zelda fan proud. The best part of this Wii adventure is that it now supports Amiibo figures, which means you can purchase those adorable cuties and see your toys come to life on screen. You can also enjoy a few boss battles similar to Shadow of the Colossus, where action pieces are set in big backdrops that feel massive. It’s time to re-experience the game with a crisp HD presentation!
- Pokkén Tournament (Wii U)
March 18 brings Bandai Namco’s action-packed duel game to fans with tournament styles reminiscent of the Tekken series. With a roster of 16 playable Pokémon, Pokken Tournament promises hours of fighting fun along with more than 20 summoned Pokémon that can offer some assistance to you during battle with a variety of buffs.
- Hyrule Warriors Legends (Nintendo 3DS)
The 3DS does not shy away from explosive action, and with Hyrule Warriors Legends, March 24 cannot come any sooner. Players can enjoy all new characters and magnificent improvements in gameplay, as well as storylines that you can explore with more than a dozen heroes. The hordes and hordes of enemies that you fight through all bring back feel-good memories from the Dynasty Warriors franchise, so if you’re ready to give those monsters a good beat down, add this game up to your wish list for the month.
- Black Desert Online (PC)
The extremely detailed system of character creation is what makes this MMORPG highly anticipated; but if that doesn’t capture your attention, then the fantastically magical world certainly will. Two major nations are at war, and it’s up to you to use the action-oriented combat system to your advantage, along with the unique parkour structure that allows you to explore the wilds and the vast cities to your heart’s content. Add that to the amazing day and night cycles—not to mention the changing weather—and you’ve got yourself a fresh MMO you can truly enjoy for hours on end.
- 101 Ways To Die
Are you a fan of dark humor and ridiculously convoluted ways to get rid of your enemies? On March 22nd, Four Door Lemon brings you a physics-based puzzle platformer that puts you in the position of a laboratory assistant to a mad scientist, Professor Splatunfuder. It’s your job as the loyal assistant to help the professor recreate a damaged book of recipes that contains the myriad of ways to, well, kill all your enemies. How crazy (and immensely pleasurable) is that? Watch out, though: it can get pretty gory!
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