The Month in Games – March 2019

Our picks of the month's gaming releases

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Dead or Alive 6 

Prepare to enter the arena once more with the latest from Dead or Alive. Following the events of the previous game, players will begin this adventure with Kasumi living a secret life as a hermit in the mountains, following her decision to leave the Mugen Tenshin clan. However, this peaceful life might not last for long as an incident involving DOATEC President Helena Douglas reveals the presence of a new and very powerful threat that puts everyone in danger.

 

 

Players who pre-order the physical edition of Dead or Alive 6 will receive a limited edition Steelbook case and a bonus character – Nyotengu – in their roster. Players who pre-order the Digital Deluxe Edition will receive an additional costume for Kasumi, a Deluxe Costume Set, Deluxe BGM Set, an additional character – Phase 4 – as well as unlocking Nyotengu.

 

Dead or Alive 6 will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC from March 1*


The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame

Help to save the brick-filled world in this action-packed sequel. Following the story from the LEGO Movie 2, players will take on the role of Emmet the Master Builder, who finds his life in Bricksburg has been turned on its head with the arrival of alien invaders from the Systar System. With his friends taken by the evil General Sweet Mayhem, Emmet must put his plans for a quiet life on hold while he saves his friends – and the LEGO world – from the coming “armamageddon.”

 

 

With over 100 characters from the LEGO Movie universe to unlock and play as, the possibilities are endless for building and destroying the world, with each character being able to build up their powers for a unique special attack. Players will be able to explore the Systar System as they please, collecting all the pieces they need to build their own version of the LEGO universe.

 

The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch from March 1*


Devil May Cry 5 

Mysterious figures await players in this new addition to the Devil May Cry franchise. In Devil May Cry 5, players once again take on the role of Nero. Now with his own mobile demon hunting agency, Nero is on a mission to retrieve his Devil Bringer prosthetic arm, which was stolen from him. Working alongside engineer Nico, Nero’s travels bring him once again into the path of Dante – who has a mission of his own thanks to the appearance of a man known only as “V”.

 

 

The Deluxe Edition of Devil May Cry 5 will include four additional weapons – Mega Buster, Pasta Breaker, Sweet Surrender and Gerbera GP01 – a new version of Dante’s Cavaliere weapon, live-action cutscenes, a selection of Battle Tracks from Devil May Cry 1-4, alternative style rank announcers and calls, and 100,000 Red Orbs to spend in-game. Players on Steam will also receive a selection of alternative hero/heroine colours with the Deluxe Edition.

 

Devil May Cry 5 will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 from March 8*


The Division 2

The fate of a city is in your hands in this sequel. For The Division 2, the action shifts to Washington, D.C – which is on the brink of collapse. With Division agents being drafted in to help save the capital, it is up to the players and their squad to help keep what remains of the city safe. This task is made even harder thanks to the four enemy factions – True Sons, Hyenas, Outcasts and Black Tusk – who have taken advantage of the city’s weakened state and staked their own claim on becoming the new power in the United States.

 

 

Players who pre-order any edition of The Division 2 will receive the Capitol Defender Pack, which includes an additional weapon, weapon blueprint and outfit. The Washington D.C Edition includes a copy of the game in an exclusive slipcase, a map of Washington, D.C, a copy of the Art of The Division 2 and the Battleworn Secret Service Pack, featuring a new weapon, outfit and emote. The Gold Edition will include the Year One Pass – which will grant players access to all upcoming content, activities, events and Year One episodes – and will allow players to play three days early. The Dark Zone Collectors Edition will include a copy of the game, The Art of The Division 2 lithograph book, a copy of the game’s soundtrack, world map, both the Capitol Defender and Battleworn Secret Service packs, three days early access and a 30cm statue of Agent Heather Ward, all in a limited-edition box.

 

The Division 2 will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC from March 15*


Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

16th Century Japan is the setting for this epic tale of revenge and redemption. In Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, players take on the role of a shinobi who is left for dead following an attack in which his master is kidnapped. Dubbed “Sekiro”, or the “one-armed wolf”, by the man who saved him, players will take him on a quest across Japan as he learns to adapt to his new place in life, and the prosthetic arm he has been gifted by the busshi, before setting off to find his lost master.

 

 

Players who pre-order will receive a digital copy of the game’s soundtrack and a digital artbook, with a Steelbook Edition, featuring a special edition case, available at select retailers. The Collectors Edition includes a copy of the game with Steelbook case, digital soundtrack, collectable artbook, replica coins as featured in-game, map and 7” Shinobi statue in a collector’s box.

 

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC from March 22*


The Walking Dead: The Final Season

Clementine’s story comes to an end in this final adventure. In The Walking Dead: The Final Season, players find series protagonist Clementine back on the road following her time with Javier in Richmond. Travelling with her ward, Alvin Jr., Clementine soon finds herself within what is left of a former boarding school, where the teenagers have been left to fend for themselves against the threats – both living and dead – that lie beyond the ruin’s walls.

 

 

Featuring all the episodes in the season, this collection will bring the story of Clementine to a close as she tries to find a new life and new home for herself and Alvin Jr. The Collector’s Pack – available exclusively from Skybound – includes a copy of the game, an exclusive AJ pin and 4” AJ vinyl figurine in a custom gift box.

 

The Walking Dead: The Final Season will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch from March 29*


Free to Play

Xbox Gold members will receive four new titles to download and play for free this month. From March 1*, Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion will be available on Xbox One until March 31*, followed by Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 available from March 16 – April 15*. On Xbox 360, Star Wars Republic Commando will be downloadable from March 1-15* with Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance available from March 16-31*

Over on PlayStation, Plus members will have two new titles to download and play for free on PlayStation 4. From March 5* Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered and The Witness will be available to subscribers. Members will also have until March 8* to download the PS3 & Vita titles made available during February.

Full details of this month’s Twitch Prime deals can be found on their official website.

 

Also Released This Month

March 1*Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove (Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC), Dark Souls Trilogy (Xbox One, PS4), RPG Maker MV (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), Crash Dummy (PS4, Switch)

March 2*Riddled Corpses EX (Switch)

March 4*Black Desert Online (Xbox One)

March 5*Left Alive (PS4, PC), Move or Die (PS4), Beat Cop (Xbox One, Switch, PC), Attack of the Earthlings (Xbox One, PS4), The Occuption (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

March 7*Ethereal (PC), Valley (Switch), Braveland Trilogy (Switch), Tick Tock: A Tale for Two (PC, Android, iOS)

March 8* – Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn (3DS), Assault Android Cactus Plus (Switch), Uppers (PS4)

March 12* – Ghost of a Tale (Xbox One, PS4), LEGO Marvel Collection (Xbox One, PS4), Hypnospace Outlaw (PC)

March 14* – Willowbrooke Post (PC – Steam Early Access)

March 15*Fenimore Fillmore: 3 Skulls of the Toltecs (PC), One Piece World Seeker (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Bomber Crew (PS4, Switch), Space Hulk (Switch), The Caligula Effect: Overdose (PS4, Switch)

March 19* – Fate/Extella Link (PS4, PS Vita, PC, Switch), Super Chrome: Bullet Purgatory (PC – Steam Early Access), The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II (PS4)

March 20*Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy (PS4, Switch)

March 21* – The Sinking City (Xbox One, PS4, PC), We, The Revolution (PC)

March 22*Unravel 2 (Switch), SNK 40th Anniversary Collection (PS4), Air Conflicts Collection (Switch), YouTubers Life OMG! (Switch)

March 26* – Generation Zero (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World (PS4, PC, Switch), Outward (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Space Junkies (PSVR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive), Our World Has Ended (PS4, Switch), Xenon Racer (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch), Final Fantasy VII (Xbox One, Switch), Outward (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

March 27* – Windscape (Xbox One, Switch, PC)

March 29* – Tropico 6 (PC), Yoshi’s Crafted World (Switch), Assassin’s Creed III Remastered (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Danganronpa Trilogy (PS4), Death’s Gambit (PS4), The Princess Guide (PS4, Switch)

March 30* – The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince (PS4, Switch), PixArk (Xbox One, PS4, Switch)

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

 

Words by Megan Roxburgh

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