Yes, we’re well aware that we are already a week into March 2019, which is a bit late if we’re talking about the new games for the month ahead. However, this list is a monthly tradition that we will be damned if we don’t cover because Apex Legends has totally consumed our work schedule. We also blame the fact that it is a Leap Year.
Let’s just jump(master) right into it. Below you will find the return of everybody’s favourite masochists, the conclusion of an episodic classic, and thin boys slicing up bad demons. Let us know which you’re looking forward to down in the comments below.
Everyone’s favourite titty fighting game hasn’t been without controversy, but it currently sits on a respectable Metacritic score of 74 on PS4 and 78 on PC. You know what you’re getting with Dead or Alive 6: it’s not the most complex or nuanced fighting game on the market, more so one that you can just pick up and play, and also wonder how many people worked on the sweat physics. However, there is a pretty ludicrously priced season pass, so beware of that.
Left Alive has had a weird road to launch. Its art by famed Metal Gear Solid illustrator Yoji Shinkawa brought it a spotlight, but it hasn’t really done anything with said spotlight. Those who love Front Mission might have to be cautious on this one: it is currently sitting at a Very Negative rating on Steam. If that wasn’t enough, there is only one review of it on Metacritic at this time of writing, which suggest Square Enix have been very cautious with key distribution to press. For reference, the same thing happened with The Quiet Man.
Capcom have been on a tear of success over the past year or so, and Devil May Cry 5 is shaping up to continue that pattern. With three playable characters, a return to the series’ roots after the polarising DmC from Ninja Theory (which was not a bad game, by the way), and the ability to use a motorcycle like a sword, Devil May Cry 5 could be the one to fill your dark soul with light(!) this March.
“Multiplayer and loading screens aside, Devil May Cry 5 is exactly what it was meant to be and more. With a great plot, beautiful visuals, and near perfect gameplay, Capcom deliver possibly the best Devil May Cry to date.”
If you were left jaded by The Division, its sequel may not do much to sway your opinion — this is a game for the fans the franchise already has. Human enemies still take magazines upon magazines of bullets to down and the loot grind is still very much real, but with a new setting to explore and refinements carried over from the mistakes learned on the first game, The Division 2 could scratch the itch.
FromSoftware have a lot going on now that they’ve left Dark Souls behind, but Sekiro could be a good substitute for the masochists out there. While it may look similar to Soulsborne on a surface level, Sekiro is rather different, favouring high speed action over the more patient playstyle. It will still punish you, but Sekiro is shaping up to be a far more approachable time that will make you feel like a ninja.
6. The Walking Dead: The Final Season – Episode 4 | March 26th
Developer: Skybound Games/Telltale Games Publisher: Skybound Games Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1, NS
It’s almost a marvel that this is even happening after the dissolution of Telltale, which seemed to finish the already concluding series early. Skybound Games stepped in to save the day and while their work on the third episode was a little rough around the edges, its fourth episode should provide a haunting finale that wraps up the four season arc. If either Clem or Rosie gets hurt, though, there will be hell to pay for everyone involved.
7. Yoshi’s Crafted World | March 29th
Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Platforms: NS
And now for something completely different. While every other game up to this point has been dark or violent or a mix of both, Yoshi’s Crafted World looks like being the antithesis. A platformer featuring more yarn than Unravel, the newest adventure of Yoshi does not look like it will test the abilities of many, but does it really need to? Sometimes you just need a game that you can breeze through and have fun with without having to overload your brain. It will also get Yoshi away from the abusive Mario for a little while.
Other Notable New Games For March 2019: – Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn (3DS) – March 8th – The Sinking City (PC, PS4, XB1) – March 21st – Generation Zero (PC,PS4, XB1) – March 26th – Outward (PC, PS4, XB1) – March 26th – Tropico 6 (PC ((PS4, XB1 at a later date)) – March 29th