Last month was unrelenting madness! So many major games dropped week after week and forced gamers to make some tough decisions about which titles they had time to invest in the most. Now that the shortest month of the year has come to a close, March has arrived with an even larger slate of noteworthy releases worth checking for. The next WWE simulator is set to drop, Kirby is coming back for some open-world 3D hijinks, Borderlands is making its grand return with a Dungeons & Dragons tinge, etc. Now's the time to take a look at all the big games coming your way this month!
The Biggest Games Releasing in March 2022
‘Shadow Warrior 3’ - March 1 (PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam)
Lo Wang is back to make even more hilarious quips while he's slashing away at demonic foes and blasting them into tiny bloody pieces. Shadow Warrior 3 should scratch that itch that fans of DOOM Eternal have been searching for. This fast-paced shooter lets you run, jump, and grapple your way across a series of beautifully designed linear stage layouts within the confines of a "Neo-Feudal Japan" setting. Shadow Warrior 3 will offer a decidedly old-school approach to running and gunning from a first-person perspective.
‘Babylon's Fall’ - March 3 (PS5, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam)
In conjunction with publisher Square Enix, developer PlatinumGames is releasing a brand new action RPG that features the studio's signature hack & slash gameplay. Babylon's Fall gives players control over their very own Sentinal, who's capable of utilizing two weapons and a special device known as the Gideon's Coffin (which lets them call upon the powers of two spectral weapons). Up to four players can team up together to ascend the Ziggurat tower as they clash with an army of mystical enemies, discover awesome loot, and attempt to save the world.
‘Gran Turismo 7’ - March 4 (PS5, PS4)
PS5 and PS4 owners are getting treated to the ultimate racing simulation experience once Gran Turismo 7 launches. This latest entry in the PlayStation exclusive series is packed to the brims with content thanks to 400+ cars, a vast array of tracks & layouts, and a bevy of legacy/new modes to enjoy. PS5 owners will definitely get the most out of Gran Turismo 7 as it'll look, sound, and feel the best with that console's powerful horsepower backing it.
‘Triangle Strategy’ - March 4 (Nintendo Switch)
The strategy RPG player base out there has a lot to be thankful for when it comes to Square Enix's output. If you count yourself among those fans and have a Nintendo Switch within hand's reach, then Triangle Strategy should definitely appeal to you. This upcoming tactics game will throw you in the middle of an HD-2D conflict between three warring nations. Command your forces in battle by abiding by the elemental, flaking, and positioning-based ruleset that powers Triangle Strategy.
‘Aztech: Forgotten Gods’ - March 10 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam)
Is this the first-ever cyber-stone action-adventure game the world has ever seen? It just might be! Aztech: Forgotten Gods follows a young Aztech woman named Achtli, who makes it a mission of hers to bring down a line of gargantuan gods. With a rocket-boosting arm at her side, Achtli uses it to propel herself into the sky and right towards her towering foes. Aztech: Forgotten Gods' Aztec-inspired art design and overall themes present it as a one-of-a-kind indie game worth exploring.
‘Chocobo GP’ - March 10 (Nintendo Switch)
It's hard to believe that we're finally getting a follow-up to 1999's Chocobo Racing. Chocobo GP is a Nintendo Switch exclusive that puts Final Fantasy's iconic bird mascot and a host of other characters onto the race track. Each character can knock out the opposition with items called "Magicites" across a wide swath of colorful track layouts. Chocobo Racing includes a Story Mode, Series Races, Time Attack, Custom Races, and a 64-player online Chocobo GP Mode.
‘WWE 2K22’ - March 11 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam)
It looks like the decision to take a year off for the WWE 2K franchise may have worked out for the better. Development studio Visual Concepts is going all out with WWE 2K22 in the visual, gameplay, and content department. The game's roster looks far better when compared to previous entries' wrestlers, which is a welcome feature. And the gameplay has slightly moved away from its simulation feel to allow for more fast-paced clashes. With additional modes such as 2K Showcase (which focuses on cover star Rey Mysterio this time around!), the newly added MyFaction, MyRise, the Creation Suite, and the return of MyGM, WWE 2K22 is looking like a champion.
‘Phantom Breaker: Omnia’ - March 15 (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam)
This update to the 2011 anime fighter Phantom Breaker: Extra has been a long time coming. Phantom Breaker: Omnia brings back past characters and throws in a bunch of brand new combatants for some furious weapons-based encounters. What helps this fighter stand apart is the employment of three different fighting styles (Quick, Hard, and Omnia), which gifts each character with different abilities that mesh well with their signature movesets.
‘Tunic’ - March 16 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC - Steam)
Canadian indie game developer Andrew Shouldice has taken his time crafting this top-down action-adventure that harkens back to the classic days of The Legend of Zelda. Tunic is all about a miniature anthropomorphic fox that sets out on an epic journey full of threatening foes and mysterious locales. Tunic's one-man development team is pouring his heart and soul into it, so here's hoping his efforts come to fruition in the best way possible.
‘Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 5’ - March 17 (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC - Steam)
The riders and all the bikes of the Monster Energy Supercross 2021 Season are getting proper representation in the latest entry in this motorbike simulation series. So if you've been keeping tabs on the 450SX, 250 East, and 250 West roster, then you'll have plenty to enjoy here. There's a whole bunch of pre-made tracks to rip dirt on here, plus the game's Track Editor lets you create some of your very own. The game's deep Career Mode and free-roaming enabled Compound also do a lot to give you your bang for your buck.
‘Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin’ - March 18 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Epic Games Store)
Chaos...there's a whole lot of chaos waiting for you to massacre in Strange of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin. Even though the cringy main character leaves a lot to be desired, the Nioh-inspired gameplay at the heart of this Final Fantasy spinoff will seemingly make up for his awkwardness. This new take of the very first game in Square Enix's legendary series presents an action RPG premise that's hard as hell. The intense real-time combat, extensive job system, and challenging enemy encounters should make "Soulsbourne" fans quite happy.
‘Ghostwire: Tokyo’ - March 25 (PS5, PC - Steam)
Now that everyone has a clearer idea of what Ghostwire: Tokyo is going for, it feels a lot safer to be excited about it. This first-person action-adventure fully embraces the supernatural and does so with a Japanese spin. After the human population of Tokyo completely disappears, evil spirits called "Visitors" eventually invade it. As a young man possessed by a spirit detective named KK, you set out to rid Tokyo of its new otherwordly residents. And you'll do just that with a toolset filled with elemental spells that can be cast via special hand motions.
‘Kirby and the Forgotten Land’ - March 25 (Nintendo Switch)
It has taken way too long for Nintendo's pink puffball of power to get a Super Mario 64-like experience. But here we are! Kirby and the Forgotten Land takes place within a world filled with abandoned cities and other modern structures. As Kirby, you'll get to fully explore each locale and do the usual - suck up enemies, acquire their abilities, and use them to do big damage & progress further into each stage. Kirby's new "Mouthful Mode" goes over the top by letting him suck up massive items, such as a car and a vending machine, to cause even more havoc.
‘Tiny Tina's Wonderlands’ - March 25 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Epic Games Store)
Tiny Tina has emerged as one of the more worshipped characters from Borderlands. So much so that she's stepping up to the forefront as the face of her very own spinoff game, Tina Tina's Wonderlands. This first-person shooter/RPG goes full Dungeons & Dragons by taking place within a fantastical realm. The fantasy tabletop RPG themes are front and center here as Tina plays the part of a dungeon master, who can switch up each campaign's playthrough on the fly. Custom characters can be created through a myriad of classes that all utilize magic in some way, shape, or form. Borderlands mixed in with a tinge of magic should be an immense joy to play.
‘Weird West’ - March 30 (PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam)
Publisher Devolver Digital is known for putting out some of the more unique and complex games ever seen. Weird West, which is being developed by Devolver Digital, is a top-down action RPG set within an entirely different take on the Wild Wild West. As an American frontiersman, you'll be forced to fight for your life against supernatural baddies. The world and its many environmental elements can be used to your advantage, so it's worth keeping an eye out for ammo boxes you can shoot down & blow up near your enemies. If you like twin-stick shooters and are up for the challenge of a separate permadeath mode, then Weird West should appeal to you.
‘.hack//G.U. Last Recode’ - March 10 (Nintendo Switch)
'Ashwalkers: A Survival Journey' - March 10 (Nintendo Switch)
'Grand Theft Auto V' - March 15 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S)
'Curious Expedition 2' - March 17 (PS4, Xbox One)
‘Persona 4 Arena Ultimax’ - March 17 (PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam)
'Shantae and the Seven Sirens' - March 22 (PS5)
'The Ascent' - March 24 (PS5, PS4)
‘Crystar’ - March 29 (Nintendo Switch)
‘Crusader Kings III’ - March 29 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S)
‘Death Stranding Director's Cut’ - March 30 (PC - Steam)