March 2016 is shaping up to be a great month for all current platforms on the market. The North American region will be getting a mix of remastered ports, localized releases and new games. Below, you can find a list containing our most anticipated games coming out in the third month of 2016.
10. Senran Kagura: Estival Versus
This flashy action series will be bigger than ever before thanks to a strong roster of over 24 characters (the largest count in the series yet) in addition to improved production values. The multiplayer should be robust as well with up to 10 players online on the PlayStation 4 and up to four players for the PlayStation Vita. Old and new fans of Senran Kagura should definitely give Estival Versus a try.
You can preorder Senran Kagura: Estival Versus, which is releasing for the PS4 and Vita on March 15th, with this link on Amazon.
9. TrackMania Turbo
One of the genres that have been severely lacking on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is arcade racing. Thankfully, TrackMania Turbo will be picking up the slack as it will come with 200 tracks along with the ability create and share race courses. If you liked racing at super high speeds on fantastical tracks, then you should definitely keep an eye on the latest Trackmania game.
TrackMania Turbo is releasing on the 22nd of March for PS4, Xbox One and PC in the North American region. Reserve the arcade racer with this page.
8. Hyrule Warriors: Legends
Legends will not only let you play the already great hack-and-slash game on the go, it also adds new playable characters (such as Skull Kid, Tetra and Toon Link) in addition to an epilogue that comes with additional areas and bosses. Thus, Zelda fans that missed out on the Wii U version may want to take a look at the upcoming Nintendo 3DS port of the game instead.
You can purchase Hyrule Warriors: Legends, which launches on the 25th of March, here.
7. Nights of Azure
Nights of Azure is the latest intellectual property from Gust, the company behind Atelier and Ar Tonelico. The main character, Arnice, has numerous abilities at her disposal as she can summon demons, use various weapons by using her blood in addition to being able to transform to different entities. 2016 is shaping up to be a great year for JRPGs, so you might want to check out this potentially underrated gem before the onslaught.
Order Nights of Azure, which is releasing exclusively for the PS4 on March 26th, via this link.
6. MLB: The Show 16
One of the best sporting franchises is back. Many of the big improvements of MLB: The Show 16 were implemented into the Road to the Show mode where the player training has been streamlined while the Show Time feature gives you more control over the more important moments during the baseball games throughout your carreer. For baseball fans, this year’s edition is a can’t miss.
MLB: The Show 16 will be made available on March 29th for the PS4, PS3 and Vita. Purchase the baseball simulator via this page.
5. EA Sports UFC 2
After the success of the first game in 2014, EA Sports will be returning to the octagon once again with UFC 2. The sequel features a robust roster of over 250 fighters, including the cover stars, Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor. The gameplay has also been revamped to provide better physics along with dynamic grappling, making what should end up being the best MMA videogame yet.
EA Sports UFC 2, which is coming out on March 15th for PS4 and Xbox One, is available for purchase here.
The Hitman reboot brings back the sandbox design of the fan favorite Blood Money. Thus, players can come up with countless ways to pull off assassinations as stealthily as possible. There only issue we have with the game is that it will be released episodically, starting with the intro pack in March, so you won’t get the full experience until much later this year. The reboot would have placed higher on our list otherwise.
You can preorder the intro pack, which is launching on the 11th of March for the PS4, Xbox One and PC, with this link.
3. Pokken Tournament
Pokken Tournament is a spin-off Pokemon fighting where you get to fight as your favorite pocket monster such as Charizard, Mewtwo and Pikachu. Due to the unique camera perspective, the game also supports online multiplayer and LAN mode so that each player can have his or her optimal angle for the intense and flashy fights at 60 frames per second. If you are a fan of Pokemon and/or fighting games in gernal, make sure to pick up Pokken Tournament.
Pokken Tournament, which is releasing on the 18th, can be bought with this page.
2. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
The critically acclaimed Twilight Princess is getting remastered for high-definition. Along with the improved graphics, the Wii U version also adds Amiibo and Miiverse support while streamlining a few annoying elements that plagued the original releases. Therefore, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD should end up being the definitive version of the game. Needless to say, fans of the original and/or the Zelda series should miss out on the latest Nintendo remastered release.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD will be launching on the 4th of March. You can preorder the game, which comes with the Wolf Link and Midna Amiibo, here.
1. Tom Clancy’s The Division
It has been a long time since Tom Clancy’s The Division was first shown to the public, instantly grabbing the attention of many when it comes to the impressive graphics as well as its online-focused gameplay. The final product is finally coming out soon as millions have already experience the beta of the multiplayer third-person shooter. Along with being able to explore the desolated New York City cooperatively, the unique Dark Zone adds an extra layer of intensity as you don’t know which stranger will end up being your friend or foe. Due to its promising online elements, Tom Clancy’s The Division is our most anticipated March 2016 release.
You can buy Tom Clancy’s The Division, which is being released on March 8th, with this link.Of course, there are other games being released in the same month as well. The notable software products include Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault, Heavy Rain, Lichdom: Battlemage, Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Mortal Kombat XL, Republique, Return to PopoloCrois: A Story OF Seasons Fairytale, Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo, Stranger of Sword City, The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition and Tropico 5.
As you can see above, there are plenty of games to look forward to in March of 2016.