March is going to be stuffed to the brim with great video game releases and promises to be a fantastic time for fans of nearly every gaming genre.
Two sports games are releasing this month in the form of "MLB The Show 20" and "R.B.I. Baseball 20." The granddaddy of first-person shooter games is getting another entry in its franchise with "Doom Eternal." Even platformers are getting shown a little love in March with the artistic and polished "Ori and the Will of the Wisps."
From big-name sequels to standalone games, March's release schedule looks to be a fun and wild ride. Be sure to enjoy the wellspring of phenomenal video games offered to players this month!
What to be excited for:
“Ori and the Will of the Wisps” (March 11)
The beautiful graphics on display in “Ori and the Will of the Wisps” are enough to draw in the curious gamer. However, given the tight platforming and Metroidvania-style gameplay of its predecessor, it will no doubt be the rest of the game that keeps us engaged. “Ori and the Blind Forest” was a surprising delight when it released years ago, and we’re hoping its sequel does not disappoint.
“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” (March 20)
Fans of the first “Animal Crossing” game were thrilled that it was getting a sequel. The long-anticipated title finally releases this March. With a relaxing and friendly atmosphere, players can create their own paradise with a bucket-load of neighbors, all from the comfort of their Nintendo Switch.
“Doom Eternal” (March 20)
Initially slated for a November 2019 release, “Doom Eternal” got delayed for a few months. This March, the Doom Slayer is back, and gamers can rip and tear their way through the hordes of Hell once more. Developed by id Software, this fast-paced first-person shooter can’t hit shelves fast enough. We’re ready for the action and more than hopeful that the same polish and thrills of “Doom” (2016) are apparent in “Doom Eternal.”
“Half-Life: Alyx” (March 23)
The “Half-Life” series has been absent from new release schedules for more than a decade at this point. Many gamers believed the franchise was dead and gone, never to get that coveted third sequel. While “Half-Life 3” is still a pipe dream, Valve shocked the world with the announcement of “Half-Life: Alyx.” Available on PC, this VR title will take players back into the world of “Half-Life.” We don’t know what to expect, but given Valve’s track record, we trust that it will be a memorable experience.
List of March 2020 releases:
Mar. 3: "Granblue Fantasy Versus" — PS4
Mar. 6: "Murder by Numbers" — Switch, PC
Mar. 6: "Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX" — Switch
Mar. 11: "Ori and the Will of the Wisps" — Xbox One, PC
Mar. 13: "My Hero One’s Justice 2" — PS4, Xbox One, Switch
Mar. 13: "Nioh 2" — PS4
Mar. 17: "MLB The Show 20" — PS4
Mar. 17: "R.B.I. Baseball 20" — PS4, Xbox One, Switch, iOS, Android
Mar. 20: "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" — Switch
Mar. 20: “Doom 64” — PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Mar. 20: “Doom Eternal” — PS4, Xbox One, Stadia, PC
Mar. 23: “Half-Life: Alyx” — PC
Mar. 23: “The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III” — PC
Mar. 24: “Bleeding Edge” — Xbox One, PC
Mar. 24: “Moons of Madness” — PS4, Xbox One
Mar. 27: “Gigantosaurus The Game” — PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Mar. 27: “One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4” — PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Mar. 31: “Persona 5 Royal” — PS4
Mar. 31: “The Complex” — PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC