March is looking pretty jam-packed with some massive releases on the horizon, but which ones are we most excited for?
Alekhine’s Gun – March 1
(PS4, Xbox One, PC)
With the first episode of Hitman coming out later this month, Alekhine’s Gun will undoubtedly look like a cheaper knock-off, but the premise intrigues us and it could prove to be a sleeper hit this month.
Alekhine’s Gun is a third-person stealth-action game that throws players into the shoes of Agent Alekhine, a highly skilled Russian assassin working alongside American CIA agents during the Cold War.
Using the environments, traps and some brutal close-up kills, players will need to take down those responsible to ensure the future of the US.
Heavy Rain – March 1
Heavy Rain is an ambitious project that tells a complex story through contextual actions and realistic visuals.
Embracing the idea of “interactive storytelling,” the game is built around an emotive and compelling proposition: “How far would you go to save someone you love?”
The game was quite the hit on PS3 and should pull in some new fans with its jump to PS4.
Tom Clancy’s The Division – March 8
(Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Ubisoft Massive’s ambitious, persistent online shooter is an enormous undertaking.
We’ve seen developer walkthroughs and got our hands on the beta, but now we want to experience the full game to see its post-apocalyptic, open-world New York, which has been ravaged by a deadly outbreak.
The Division’s massive world will also be greatly utilised, as you can team up with other Division players across the map via online play.
Players can customise their character, backpack and level up weapons, gear and skills.
The game also features a dynamic, time based weather system in the winter-swept NY, which players can use for strategic advantage.
Hitman – March 11
(Xbox One, PS4, PC)
The new Hitman game is finally getting a release this month, but we won’t be getting the full game yet, as its been revealed that the bald-headed assassin’s latest adventure will be an episodic one.
The first section debuts on March 11, and this will only include the prologue missions and Paris.
More cities will be added in the following months, with the entire planned game getting released by the end of 2016.
There’s no doubt players will be thrown into some pretty complex murderous conundrums, with massive open environments filled with possibilities and the ability for players to choose their approach.
Resident Evil 6 – March 29
(PS4, Xbox One)
We’ve recently been gifted with revamped versions of the original Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0 on the current-gen consoles, and now the latter games in the series are getting a shiny new coat of paint too.
Easily the most action-packed game in the franchise (whether that’s a good or bad thing), Resident Evil 6 will be making its way to PS4 and Xbox One.
The game features three playable campaigns, each featuring series favourites and newcomers, along with a fourth campaign featuring Ada Wong.
Resident Evil 6 is loud, over-the-top and pretty frightening in parts, and the fact that it has co-op makes it that much more enjoyable.