The Month in Games – March 2018

Attack on Titan 2

The battle continues in this anime inspired sequel. Based on the manga and series of the same name, Attack on Titan 2 follows the plight of the last city of humanity. Guarded by a series of walls, humans do battle against the Titans – a mysterious race of giant creatures with immense strength and agility who feed on humans – after a fragile peace is shattered. As part of the armed forces, players will have the chance to face the Titans head on, all while forging valuable relationships with the other residents of the city to make each battle all the more personal.

With a playable cast of over 30 characters – including series protagonists Eren, Mikasa, Armin and Levi – this title will follow the storyline of the season season of the anime series. This will allow players to experience the story from a whole new perspective and put them right in the middle of this seemingly unending fight for the survival of humanity against the might of the Titans.

Attack on Titan 2 will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch from March 20*

Sea of Thieves

The seas are yours to explore in this pirate caper. Sea of Thieves puts players at the helm of their very own pirate ship. Working alone or with friends online, players will be able to explore all that this vast open world has to offer. From desert island filled with hidden wonders to sunken shipwrecks claimed by all manner of sea creatures to glittering caverns filled with traps and treasure alike, the choice is yours when it comes to how you want to make your name in this multiplayer experience.

With everyone sharing the same world, players will have to think fast when it comes to interacting with other players and if they are friend or foe. For those looking to build the biggest crews, Sea of Thieves also features a crossplay option for Xbox and PC players to sail under the same colours. Players who pre-order the game will receive the Black Dog Pack. This clothing and item pack is styled for the most dastardly of pirates to create a whole new look before setting sail to dominate the high seas.

Sea of Thieves will be available on Xbox One and PC from March 20*

Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered

The Assassin lives up to the title in this remaster. In Assassin’s Creed Rogue, players follow the story of Shay Patrick Cormac, an Irish assassin living in colonial America with his order. After a mission goes awry, Shay soon finds himself questioning the brotherhood and finding that he has more in common with those he once fought against – the Templars. With this change in allegiance comes a new mission for Shay – take down his former brothers in arms and destroy what he had helped build.

This remaster of Assassin’s Creed Rogue – the final title to be released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation3 – will allow players on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to experience this somewhat hidden chapter in the saga for the first time. The remaster will include all of the game’s add-on content, two bonus missions – The Armour of Sir Gunn and The Siege of Fort de Sable – and two customisation packs. The Master Templar and Explorer packs will include additional items, weapons and special costumes, including Bayek’s Legacy outfit from Assassin’s Creed Origins.

Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 from March 20*

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

The latest chapter of this beloved RPG franchise takes players to the streets of Ding Dong Dell. In Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, players follow three very different characters who must band together after a military coup looks to throw a kingdom into chaos and restart a long-running war between rival factions. The leader of this unlikely group is Evan Tildrum, the deposed young king from the ruling cat tribe who must reclaim his homeland. In this mission, he is joined by Tani, the daughter of the leader of the air pirates, and Roland, a mysterious stranger from another land looking to find his way home.

Players who pre-order the game will receive a special weapons pack that will aid Evan and Roland in their battle with five unique swords included. The Prince’s Edition will feature a copy of the game, a Season Pass and a special Making Of Blu-ray in a limited edition Steelbook case. The King’s Edition features all the content of the Prince’s Edition, the pre-order weapons pack, the Sound of Ni no Kuni II vinyl record composed by Joe Hisaishi, an Art of Ni no Kuni II artbook and a 20cm Evolution of a King diorama rotating music box.

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom will be available on PlayStation 4 and PC from March 23

A Way Out

A prison break is only the start of this cinematic co-op title. In A Way Out, players can choose to be either Leo or Vincent, two men who meet in prison and decide to work together in order to escape and try and reclaim their old lives. Players will have to work as a team – using the game’s co-op – and navigate their way around this hostile environment. With each player having their own experiences (such as one person watching a cutscene while the other continues with the task at hand) as they go through the story.

With both local and online co-op available, no two experiences for A Way Out will be the same each time, with individual decisions having potential repercussions for both characters and determining how much players learn about their chosen character. Players who pre-order will receive a special bonus item – the Friend Pass. This special pass will allow players to share the game for free with a friend on the same platform in order to play the game together at launch.

A Way Out will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 from March 23*

Far Cry 5

Hope County welcomes you with (not so) open arms in Far Cry 5. For this chapter of the franchise, players must face the wrath of Eden’s Gate – a fanatical doomsday cult led by the charismatic Joseph Seed. With his siblings, the so-called “Heralds” controlling the county by any means necessary, it’s up to the player to try and free those who have been besieged by the rise of this devout group. Explore all the county has to offer, find allies to help in the struggle and use every tool at your disposal to free this once peaceful community from the ravages of this maniacal family.

The Gold Edition will include a copy of the game and the Season Pass to unlock additional stories and content along with two gear packs to use in game. The Deluxe Edition will include a copy of the game, a map of Hope County, a physical copy of the game’s soundtrack along with two special content packs. The Digital Deluxe Pack includes new weapons, outfits, vehicles and ammunition, while the Doomsday Prepper Pack features an additional outfit, vehicle and weapons along with a cache of boosts to use in game. The limited Father Edition will include all the content and bonuses included in the Deluxe Edition along with an exclusive Steelbook case, a 31cm Father figurine and an exclusive Collector Box.

Far Cry 5 will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC from March 27*

Free to Play

On Xbox, Gold subscribers will have four new titles to download and play for free this month. On Xbox One, Trials of the Blood Dragon will be available from March 1-31* and SUPERHOT will be available from March 16 – April 15*. Over on Xbox 360, and Xbox One via Backwards Compatibility, Brave: The Video Game will be downloadable for free from March 1-15*, and Quantum Conundrum will be available for free to download and play from March 16-31*

Over on PS Plus, active members will have six new games to enjoy for free this month. From March 6*, Bloodborne and Ratchet and Clank will be available on PS4, Mighty No. 9 will be available on PS4 and PS3 with Legend of Kay Anniversary available on PS3. Lastly, Claire: Extended Cut and Bombing Busters will be up for grabs on both PS4 and PS Vita for free.


Also Released This Month

March 1* – Battlezone: Combat Commander (PC), 0°N 0°W (PC)

March 2*Vegas Party (Switch)

March 6*Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition (PC), Final Fantasy 15: Royal Edition (Xbox One, PS4), TT Isle of Man (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

March 7* – Bravo Team (PSVR), Frantics (PS4), Northgard (PC)

March 8* – Warhammer: Vermintide 2 (PC), Bleed 2 (Switch)

March 9* – Scribblenauts Showdown (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), Life is Strange: Before the Storm Limited Edition (Xbox One, PS4)

March 13* – Armello (Xbox One, PS4, PC), The Raven Remastered (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Devil May Cry HD Collection (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Q.U.B.E. 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Golem (PSVR)

March 14* – The Long Reach (Switch)

March 15* – Surviving Mars (Xbox One, PS4)

March 16* – Beast Quest (Xbox One, PS4), Time Carnage (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PSVR), Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms (PS Vita), The 25th Ward: The Silver Case (PS4), Kirby Star Allies (Switch), Burnout Paradise Remastered (Xbox One, PS4)

March 20* – Titan Quest (Xbox One, PS4)

March 21* – Arizona Sunshine (PSVR)

March 23* – Penny Punching Princess (Switch), Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (Switch), Pure Farming 2018 (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Castle of Heart (Switch)

March 27* – MX vs ATV All Out (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Space Hulk Deathwing Enhanced Edition (Xbox One, PS4), The Alliance Alive (3DS), Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues (PC)

March 30* – Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), Don’t Starve Mega Pack (Xbox One, PS4), Quar: Infernal Machines (PS4, PSVR), Agony (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

*Dates refer to UK release. International dates may vary and are subject to change. All dates correct at time of writing.

Words by Megan Roxburgh

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