Highlights this Month – March 2019
Devil May Cry 5 (PS4, XBO, PC) – March 8
Capcom will be releasing their latest game in the Devil May Cry series next month. Devil May Cry 5 looks to be a glorious successor to the now over a decade-old Devil May Cry 4. If fighting off demons in a glorious mix of melee and ranged combos in an amazing arcade environment with music to match sounds like a good time to you, then this game should definitely be on your radar for next month!
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (PS4, XBO, PC) – March 15
The Division 2 is shaping up to be an improvement on the first game more than an evolution. Early beta gameplay reveals a broadly similar game with many quality-of-life improvements as well as changes to remove some of the common complaints from the first game, such as spongey bosses and weak enemy AI. Whether there is room in a crowded market for another co-op/pvp looter shooter remains to be seen.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PS4, XBO, PC) – March 22
If you thought that maybe one sword-based arcade-styled third-person action game might not be enough for one month, then you’re in luck! Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice features the player as a shinobi seeking revenge against a samurai. With gameplay mechanics featuring a grappling hook and stealth elements and focusing more on balance than health, Sekiro looks like it will offer a fresh approach to Sengoku period combat.
Generation Zero (PS4, XBO, PC) – March 26
We’re really excited about Generation Zero, the upcoming co-op survival/shooter in a 1980s Swedish countryside setting. With a gloriously retro soundtrack and sound design, and a faithful yet Simon Stålenhag-style recreation of Sweden at this time, the atmosphere of the game promises to be amazing. You and up to three friends must explore an abandonded world to discover where everyone has gone and what are the mysterious machine invaders that you combat along the way.
Outward (PC) – March 26
Outward looks like it is going to be a unique take on survival RPGs. Core design choices that its developer Nine Dots Studio is selling include, challenging survival gameplay, an essentially ironman mode of gamesaving and player vulnerability. It casts the player not as a superhero or chosen one but as a regular person who has to hunt, eat, sleep and prepare for their adventures across its fantasy setting. Outward will feature co-op gameplay, both online and even split-screen, and is one of our favourite upcoming games of next month!
Total War: Three Kingdoms delayed
Creative Assembly’s next Total War game has been delayed again citing the need for time to fix bugs, polish localisation and perfect the revolutionary features entering the franchise with Three Kingdoms. Given that much of the reception of early gameplay footage and testing was rather negative, this decision makes total sense. However, if problematic aspects highlighted, such as the battle AI, have yet to be fixed so far in development, what is the likelihood a three month delay will see them resolved?
Upcoming Other Events
Games Developers Conference
The Game Developers Conference takes place March 18-22 this year. Although mainly a conference for workers in the gaming industry featuring various panels and presentations, it is worth keeping an eye out for announcements or showcases of upcoming games.
Other upcoming games this Month – February 2019
- Dead or Alive 6 (PS4, XBO, PC) – March 1
- Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon (Switch) – March 1
- ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove (PS4, XBO, Switch, PC) – March 1
- Left Alive (PS4, PC) – March 5
- The Caligula Effect: Overdose (PS4, Switch, PC) – March 12
- One Piece: World Seeker (PS4, XBO, PC) – March 15
- American Ninja Warrior Challenge (PS4, XBO, Switch) – March 19
- Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy (PS4, Switch) – March 20
- Super Robot Wars T (PS4, Switch) – March 20
- The Sinking City (PS4, XBO, PC) – March 21
- Danganronpa Trilogy (PS4) – March 26
- Princess Guide (PS4, Switch) – March 26
- The Lego Movie 2 (Switch) – March 26
- The Walking Dead: The Final Season (PS4, XBO, Switch, PC) – March 26
- Tropico 6 (PS4, XBO, PC) – March 29
- Yoshi’s Crafted World (Switch) – March 29