It’s that time of the month again. With February drawing near its end, we now look towards March to see what it has in store. February had a decent run for gaming. While some games didn’t live up to expectations, others excelled beyond what we had imagined. Now March seems to be a bit of a calm month for the video game industry. Big AAA companies seem to be stepping back this month in terms of major releases. Regardless, there are still plenty of new releases to be excited for, and we’ll share with you some of our picks. So, without further ado, here are five great games coming out in March 2019
1. ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove
Everybody’s favorite 90’s-loving aliens make a return in ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove. The latest installment sets to take the series back to its roots through what is essentially a reboot of the original ToeJam and Earl. Both characters have crash-landed on Earth again for another Hip-Hop adventure. The game sets out to bring back the 90’s themes that popularized the series. However, Back in the Groove also retains a few elements from some of the newer games, such as the “Jam Out” minigame from Panic on Funckatron. Grab your bling and bust a move when ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove releases for PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch on March 1st.
2. Devil May Cry 5
That’s right folks, your favorite hack and slash action series is back with Devil May Cry 5. The fifth installment sees the return of playable characters Dante and Nero, as well as a newcomer by the name of V. Together, the three must determine the cause of the sudden spike in demon attacks across the world. In terms of gameplay, Devil May Cry 5 brings back what everyone loved about the previous games. You will fight off hoards of demons while trying to maintain your style rating. The more variety in your combat, the higher your style rating will be. With a slew of combos and weapons both old an new, it’ll be hard to choose your main tactic of demon slaying. It’s time to face the demon hoards when Devil May Cry 5 releases for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on March 8th.
3. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
The time has come to prepare for the war as Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 comes out this month. This online multiplayer action RPG takes place seven months after the original game, where survivors prepare for a civil war between them and bands of devious marauders. Players can work together to complete missions, take down enemies, and customize their avatars to come out on top. This game brings in deep layers of both customization and strategic gameplay in order to tailor the experience to each player. Yeah, we’ve seen plenty of online shooters in an apocalypse-like seeting, but that doesn’t change the fact that sometimes its’just fun to take down some agents with your friends. Gear up for the fight when Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 releases for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on March 15th.
4. Final Fantasy VII
Yes, we know that Final Fantasy VII is far from a new game. The famous genre-defining RPG has been out for years, so anyone who’s wanted to play it already has right? Well, there’s surprisingly a large audience of gamers who have never touched this gem. Shocking, I know, but lucky for them, there’s still hope. Square Enix has decided to re-release Final Fantasy VII, along with other games from the series, on both the Switch and the Xbox one. Therefore, newcomers can play this beauty of a game on the platform of their choice, and come on, who wouldn’t want this game on the go? While some may feel that this game has run its course, others , including ourselves, can’t wait to relive this grand tale. Return to the world of Midgar when Final Fantasy VII releases for Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on March 26th.
5. Yoshi’s Crafted World
Many Nintendo fans expected to learn about all the new releases we would receive in the upcoming months during the recent Nintendo Direct. Well, that’s not exactly what we got. Most of the games shown were slated for the summer of 2019. Don’t worry, its not all bad. We still have Yoshi’s Crafted World. A spiritual successor to Yoshi’s Woolly World, Crafted World sets out to bring the successful platforming from its predecessor with a twist. Players can now gain a new perspective with the ability to flip levels once they have completed them. This grants them the option of replaying the level in reverse at a different angle. Though it may sound minimal, this mechanic actually grants more replay value and creativity with level design. If that wasn’t enough, you even have the option to play co-op with a friend. That, and there’s Poochy, who doesn’t love Poochy?! Get ready to traverse land of art supplies and cardboard when Yoshi’s Crafted World releases for the Nintendo Switch on March 29th.
What games are you excited for this March? Let us know in the comments below! For more content, check out our articles on Nearing the End of the Xbox One: Games You Should Play and What could we see from a Nintendo/Sony Partnership? Otherwise, keep it on Culture of Gaming for all things Gaming!
Oscar is a writer for Culture of Gaming. He is an aspiring video game journalist that follows anything and everything Nintendo. His favorite franchises consist of Pokemon and Kingdom Hearts.