As we head into the end of the first quarter of 2019, there are some exciting game releases on the horizon this month. From long-awaited sequels to spruced-up re-releases, here are our picks for the biggest games releasing in March 2019:
Release date: 5 March 2019 (PS4 | PC)
The creators behind Left Alive have worked on games like Armored Core and the Metal Gear Solid series, so you know there’s some pedigree in the development team. The game follows three survivors as they fight back during a devastating invasion. Expect some stealth-action gameplay as well as mech-based combat.
Devil May Cry 5
Release date: 8 March 2019 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC)
Devil May Cry is back, and picking up where the fourth game left off, letting players take control of the iconic demon-hunters Dante and Nero once more. It’s unclear whether this new instalment takes into account 2013’s DmC as cannon, but Capcom appears to be focusing on the core franchise narrative once more. What we do know is that acrobatic gunplay, slicing and dicing monsters, and attitude aplenty will be present.
The Division 2
Release date: 15 March 2019 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC)
The Division was a great foray into the multiplayer-centric third-person shooter area for Ubisoft, but there’s no denying it had some shortcomings. The Division 2 aims to rectify that, bringing with it a larger, more dense world, a ton of new gear and weapons, and three new high-risk Dark Zones where all bets are off and players can take on each other online.
The Sinking City
Release date: 21 March 2019 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC) (Delayed)
The Sinking City is a third person, Lovecraftian-inspired adventure game which takes place in the fictional city of Oakmont, Massachusetts. After a mysterious flood hits the town and unleashes some horrifying monsters, it’s up to you to investigate the bizarre happenings. The game will utilise a lot of the mechanics and systems from the Sherlock Holmes games (also being developed by Frogwares), so if you’re looking for something a little more cerebral, this could be right up your alley.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Release date: 22 March 2019 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC)
From the studio that has brought us Bloodborne and the Dark Souls franchise comes Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, a faster but equally-as-brutal action RPG set in ancient Japan. Players take on the role of a disfigured and disgraced warrior who has to use his cunning skill, speed, and vicious combat skills to dish out revenge on those who wronged him. Fans of Bloodborne will want to put this right at the top of their must-play lists.
Assassin’s Creed III
Release date: 29 March 2019 (Xbox One | PS4)
2012’s well-received Assassin’s Creed III makes an appearance on Xbox One and PS4 this month, with the remaster featuring some changes, though. Enhanced visuals, a brand-new graphics engine relying on physics-based lighting, brand new character models, several tweaked or heavily-modified game mechanics, and brand new native 4K resolution scaling are all included with the return; so, if you missed AC III the first time around, here’s your chance to head back to the American Revolution.
Release date: 22 March 2019 (Switch)
Already available on Xbox One and PS4, EA’s cute indie platformer sequel makes its way to Nintendo Switch this month. Players can team up with a friend and take control of two Yarnys (small creatures made of yawn) who must work together in order to solve puzzles and manipulate the world. It’s fun, will get your brains working, and is a great couch co-op experience to share with a buddy.
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