Games of March – some of the year’s most anticipated releases

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March is here, and with it a number of highly anticipated titles are releasing – more than enough to entertain us through the many public holidays to come.

We have Tom Clancy’s The Division, a potential Game of the Year competitor, the Ultimate Edition of Mortal Kombat and even the first episode of Hitman on the way, but there’s a lot more besides.

Mortal Kombat XL – March 1

(PS4, Xbox One, PC)

If you’re in the market for Mortal Kombat X, we would suggest postponing your purchase for a little while. There’s an ultimate edition releasing soon, and it’s set to include all existing content as well as Kombat Pack 2.

That means nine additional characters, including Bo’ Rai Cho, Alien, Leatherface and Triborg, and a bunch of new skins. Mortal Kombat X is unlikely to get much better than this.

The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition – March 1

(PS4)

The Swamp Witch Metallia summons you, the Hundred Knight, to do her bidding in this dark fantasy action RPG.

Travel around the world and visit lush, gorgeous lands as you fight anything and everything in your way, be they innocent or wicked.

Learn the secrets of the witches, and help to make your master the undisputed leader of the world by spreading her vile swamp far and wide.

Broforce – March 2

(PS4)

When evil threatens the world, the world calls on Broforce – an under-funded paramilitary organization dealing exclusively in excessive force.

Brace your loins with up to four players to run ‘n’ gun as dozens of different bros and eliminate the opposing terrorist forces that threaten our way of life.

Unleash scores of unique weapons and set off incredible chain reactions of fire, napalm and limbs in the name of freedom.

Broforce is out already on PC, and it will release on March 2, 2016 for PS4 as part of March’s PlayStation Plus content.

Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls Collection – March 2

(PS4)

Fully remastered in 1080p with increased shadow maps, multi-threading, MSAA post-processing, improved lighting, motion blur, bloom and the list goes on.

The Heavy Rain/Beyond: Two Souls Collection is a package with two of the best story-driven games that released on PS3, now on PS4, and looking better than ever.

Both games include dozens of visual improvements, as well as all DLC and updates that released for the games.

Action Henk – March 2

(PS4)

Run, jump and butt-slide into the glorious toy-filled world of Action Henk!

Become a master of momentum and defy physics as you race against a band of ragged ’90s action figures to once and for all prove that Action Henk is the fastest of them all.

With over 70 tracks (all of which are set in different environments), 5 playable characters, dedicated grappling hook levels, a whole host of medals to beat and a full-fledged level editor, Action Henk promises a lot of content.

Assault on Android Cactus – March 2

(PS4)

Assault Android Cactus is an arcade style twin stick shooter set in a vivid sci-fi universe.

Junior Constable Cactus is outside her pay grade when she responds to a distress call and ends up stranded on a crippled space freighter under attack by its own robot workers.

Utilising a draining battery mechanic in place of lives, Assault Android Cactus challenges you to think fast and keep the bullets flying, blending the gameplay of western styled arena shooters with aspects of Japanese style bullet hell, as you charge head first through transforming stages, massive boss battles and an eclectic cast of characters on the way to saving the day.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD – March 4

(Wii U)

Originally released for Wii and Nintendo GameCube systems in 2006, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is a visually-remastered remake of one of the most critically-acclaimed games in The Legend of Zelda series.

The new game launches on March 4th in a bundle with a detailed new amiibo figure, modelled after the Wolf Link and Midna characters in the game, plus an official soundtrack.

The game will also be compatible with five other The Legend of Zelda amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. Collection.

Tom Clancy’s The Division – March 8

(PS4, Xbox One, PC)

A decidedly deadly epidemic has spread throughout New York, rendering it largely uninhabited and ready for plundering.

Humanity’s fall has made room for anarchy, pitting those who would fight for what’s left against one another.

No government, services or food and water is just the start of The Division’s problems, an agency established to take back New York and investigate the source of the virus.

Hitman: Intro Pack – March 11

(PS4, Xbox One, PC)

With the Intro Pack, you’ll get an introduction to the world of Hitman, which includes the Prologue and Paris episode.

You’ll also get full access to Contracts Mode, Escalation Mode, elusive targets and all other live content.

Remaining content will be available as six releases periodically throughout 2016, starting April, 2016.

As Agent 47, you will perform contract hits on high-profile targets in exotic locations around the world.

EA Sports UFC 2 – March 18

(PS4, Xbox One, PC)

EA Sports UFC 2 delivers innovation with stunning character likeness and animation, adding an all new Knockout Physics System and authentic gameplay features, and invites all fighters to step back into The Octagon to experience the thrill of finishing the fight.

EA Sports UFC 2 delivers an experience for every fight fan, including five brand new game modes, a revamped Career Mode (which introduces the option to create female fighters for the first time in a UFC game), and a new Title Chase system for Online Championships.

No matter what kind of fighter you are, there’s a mode to match your style of play.

Pokkén Tournament – March 18

(Wii U)

A collaboration between The Pokémon Company and BANDAI Namco Entertainment, Pokkén Tournament is a new fighting game that lets players use their favourite Pokémon characters to battle it out in fighting arenas.

It’s the Pokémon fighting game we’ve wanted since the first episode of the anime debuted, and its use of tried-and-tested fighting mechanics gives it a great chance of impressing.

Lichdom: Battlemage – March 22

(PS4, Xbox One)

The first game of its kind to blend the intense action of a first-person shooter with the magical world of spellcasting, Lichdom: Battlemage fuses fantasy and FPS together to make one badass first-person spellcaster.

Using magic as your single form of weaponary, you play as a powerful scroned “Dragon” mage, seeking vengeance for the death of your family

Trackmania Turbo – March 22

(PS4)

You’ll be immersed in the arcade racing universe of Trackmania Turbo thanks to its next-gen graphics, a new art direction based on racing culture elements and its ‘easy to learn, hard to master’ gameplay.

Highly replayable, Trackmania Turbo can provide you with a diversified gaming experience by blending arcade-style racing with the perfect track building toolbox.

Thanks to the revamped and easy-to-use Trackbuilder, you will be able to design an infinite number of outlandish tracks

Alienation – March 23

(PS4)

Lead your elite squad in the fight to save Earth from a huge alien invasion in this frantic, top down twin-stick shooter.

With hordes of alien creatures swarming across the planet, you’ll need to work together with up to three friends to devise tactics and keep each other alive under mounting pressure.

Unleash a devastating array of firepower, shooting and looting Alien hordes in massively destructible environments.

Experiment with different player classes, earn skill upgrades and customize weapons and equipment to suit the way you play.

Fight alongside your friends, or become a ruthless mercenary to invade other players’ games and cause mayhem.

Hyrule Warriors Legends – March 25

(3DS)

Cut down entire legions of enemies using over-the-top, powerful Dynasty Warriors-style moves as Hyrule Warriors comes to the Nintendo 3DS.

In the portable version, experience new story elements and playable characters from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, such as Tetra, King of Hyrule and more.

Additional new features, such as the ability to switch between different characters on the fly, allow you to strategically position characters and defeat foes in all-new ways like never before.

Resident Evil 6 – March 29

(PS4, Xbox One)

The bioterrorism nightmare is more chilling than ever, as outbreaks in America, Eastern Europe and China threaten to plunge the world into chaos.

Multiple heroes will rise to meet the threat of this new viral outbreak.

As their fates intertwine, the story races forward to its conclusion. Experience the very best of dramatic horror with Resident Evil 6.

Other releases worth noting

Star Wars Battlefront: Outer Rim (DLC) – TBC
Just Cause 3: Sky Fortress (DLC) – TBC
Fallout 4: Automatron (DLC) – TBC
Far Cry Primal (PC) – March 1, 2016
WWE 2K16 (PC) – March 11, 2016
Need for Speed (PC) – March 17, 2016


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