Happy month, everyone! The time has come. March has arrived and along with it, brings some of the biggest releases of the year, not to mention the Switch, Nintendo’s brand new home/portable console.

There are a lot of Game of the Year contenders on this list so let’s get started!

As a lot of Nintendo Switch launch titles have seen the light of day before, I will list launch games briefly.

March 3

Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is only two days away! Experience a new level of play as you seamlessly switch from the TV to the portable device. Armed with two Joy-Con controllers, get ready to move, shake and take the world by storm when the Switch launches on March 3.

The Following are launch games that have been released in some form before:

– I am Setsuna
– Just Dance 2017
– Little Inferno
– Skylanders: Imaginators
– World of Goo


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U, Switch)

What is there left to say about the most delayed Zelda game in Nintendo’s history. It looks incredible. We can’t wait to play it. And I personally have a feeling it might take home GOTY 2017 – but that’s a conversation for a few months down the line.

Super Bomberman R (Switch)

Bomberman is back! The past two years have seen the return of a few familiar faces and the time has come for the masked bomber to make an appearance. Making its way exclusively to the Switch, the game looks to bring back the frustrating fun of all things Bomberman!

March 7

Nier: Automata (PS4)

The original Nier was definitely a weird one. NieR: Automata looks to bring back that weirdness on top of the fast paced combat synonymous with Platinum Games. It’s an action RPG that is still relatively clouded in mystery.

 

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

The Ghost Recon franchise returns! I’ve just realised this list has a lot of returning franchises/series. Take to the wild(lands) with up to three friends and experience a true co-op adventure in the newest addition to the series.

March 14

Danganronpa 1/2 Reload (PS4)

Danganronpa also makes a return, albeit in the form of remasters… Until the third game in the series. Originally for the PS Vita, you assume the role of a student at Hope’s Peak academy where manipulative bears and murders are commonplace. If you like weird visual novel-ish type Japanese games, then this is one to look out for.

Star Trek: Bridge Crew (PS VR, Oculus Rift, Vive)

I’m not a Star Trek fan myself but VR owners can get to experience the feeling of complete control as they assume the role of the captain. Pilot your crew to great new adventures soon.

Styx: Shards of Darkness (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

The first Styx game was a bit of a letdown. Clunky controls and a relatively bland setting brought an otherwise good stealth game down. Shards of darkness is looking to fix all that was wrong with the first game and provide a unique stealth experience.

March 21

Mass Effect: Andromeda (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

Mass Effect returns. Shepard won’t be with us but his spirit still remains. taking place centuries after the first trilogy we get to experience the same universe in a whole new way.

Troll & I (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

Set in post World-War II Scandinavia, a young boy forms a bond with a giant troll. One of the weirder games on this list a that I generally don’t know too much about. It definitely looks interesting with a mix of puzzle solving and action/adventure.

March 24

Mario Sports Superstars (3DS)

Mario & Co. are back for an all-new sports game… that isn’t tennis, or golf, or basketball. No, this time Mario Sports Superstars has a healthy mix of activities such as horse riding and football that your favourite characters can compete in.

March 28

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX (PS4)

Finally, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 is also making its way to the PS4 after being released on the PS3 a couple of years ago. The wait for Kingdom Hearts 3 has become unbearable with all these prequel releases. Good games in their own right – Well worth it if you haven’t played them a few times before.

These are the biggest releases for March 2017. The next few months are looking incredible, please let us know what you’ll be playing in the comments below.

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