Top 5 Game Releases This Month
With 2017 now in full swing, gamers are gripping their controllers in anticipation as Nintendo is set to release their new console – the Nintendo Switch – and the latest releases are ready to grace gaming hardware everywhere. Andrew Martin rounds up five of the biggest releases in March.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Wii U, Switch
The 19th instalment in the Zelda franchise sees sword-and-shield-wielding protagonist Link return after a century long sleep to defend Hyrule as the threat of Ganon strikes again.
Breath of the Wild will use a highly-detailed physics engine, an open-world setting and voice acting. A much delayed game, it will be a launch title for the Switch and is sure to whet the appetite of many Zelda fans.
Release date: March 3rd
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 & Xbox One
Tom Clancy is back with Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon Wildlands. The latest instalment follows in the footsteps of the original Ghost Recon game all the way back from 2001 (no futuristic weaponry here, folks) and also offers an open world environment of Bolivia in 2019 to shoot your away around in. It also includes a weather and a day to night system which you’ll be able to explore in glorious third person.
Release date: March 7th
Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, & Xbox One
Mass Effect players have had to wait since 2012 to get another instalment in the series and, once again, can expect some gorgeous looking open-world gaming action. In Mass Effect: Andromeda humanity is looking to move to new worlds in the Andromeda Galaxy and Sara/Scott Ryder are off to explore the place. Many of the mechanics of the series will remain with some modification to certain elements, including new characters and storylines.
Release date: March 23rd
Microsoft Windows & PlayStation 4
It’s machines made by aliens VS whatever remains of humanity in a post-apocalyptic future, where you play as a female android helping the human resistance. What is there not to like?
Developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix, Nier: Automata originates from Japan and is set in the same gaming world as Nier from 2010. Prepare yourself for some machine-smashing action and super-intense combat levels.
Release date: March 10th
Lego Worlds. Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4 & Xbox One (Nintendo Switch TBA)
After a never-ending stream of Lego games, and now films, here is a game that is dedicated to building with Lego – eliminating the real-life risk of standing on a piece!
The sandbox game will allow players to build with parts they collect across the map with a range of customisable content. So, if you have a hankering for even more Lego action, then you don’t have long to wait!
Release date: March 7th