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Games to watch out for this March

Games to Watch Out For This March

It’s a new month, and a new month means new games. March is stacked to be a rather busy month — again — and we’ve rounded up the best games for you to watch out for. As always, this is not a full list of everything coming out this month, but rather our picks of the games we think you should have your eyes on.

We’ve included a mixture of AAA and indie games, and a number of them we’ve previewed or had early sneak peeks of. Keep an eye on the site throughout the month where we’ll have more content about all of these titles. We’re in for a busy month!

Expeditions: A MudRunner Game

Expeditions A MudRunner Game Review
Image: Saber Interactive, Focus Entertainment
  • 5th March
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC

If you’ve bought a fancy edition of the game, you can be playing Expeditions: A MudRunner Game right now. Standard edition players will have to wait until 5th March to jump in, though. Either way, you’re in for a grand old time with Expeditions. It’s a fine evolution of Saber’s Runner series, offering challenge and adventure for players. And with a huge amount of missions to complete, there’s up to 100 hours worth of content here. Read our Expeditions: A MudRunner Game review to find out more.

The Outlast Trials

The Outlast Trials screenshot
Image: Red Barrels
  • 5th March
  • PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC

The Outlast Trials has spent some time in PC early access, but the time has finally come for its full release — and it’s coming to consoles, too. If you’ve played either of the existing Outlast games, you’ll know to expect absolute terror, but this time you can play with friends. We’ve not played the early access version, instead saving ourselves for the full release — and we can’t wait to jump in. Check back in next week to see our thoughts.

Reveil

Reveil screenshot
Image: Daedalic Entertainment
  • 6th March
  • PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC

From one horror game to another. Reveil describes itself as a psycho-thriller game with a “mentally challenging story”. That’s enough to get us intrigued, but its setting of an old fairground has us captivating even more. We’ll have more on the game next week, so be sure to check back.

Taxi Life: A City Driving Simulator

Taxi Life: A City Driving Simulator screenshot
Image: Simteract/Nacon
  • 7th March
  • PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC

Okay, we couldn’t resist putting Nacon’s latest simulation game into the mix. Taxi Life: A City Driving Simulator allows you to become a taxi driver in Barcelona, picking up passengers, making small talk and driving carefully around the city. We don’t expect this to blow us away, but we are expecting a bit of janky fun. What more could you want from a sim game, really?

Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley

A cartoon character, Little My, emerging from a well in Snufkin: Melody of Moomin Valley.
  • 7th March
  • PC and Switch

We can’t wait to get stuck into Snufkin: Moomin Valley. This is an original game that’s been made closely with the Moomin company, so you’ll find authentic characters here, but all featuring in a brand new narrative. It’s a puzzle adventure that has music in its core – and along with Tove Jansson’s fantastic characters, you’ll also be able to enjoy a soundtrack by none other than Sigur Rós. We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves, but this could be something rather special.

WWE 2K24

WWE 2K24 Cody Rhodes 1
  • 8th March
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC

It doesn’t feel like a year since we played WWE 2K23 for the first time, but apparently it has been. And so, it’s that time of year again when we have a new wrestling game to look forward to. This time, it’s celebrating 40 years of WrestleMania, so you’ll be able to experience the best moments from WrestleMania in the 2K Showcase of the Immortals. Along with everything else we’ve come to expect from WWE 2K, of course.

Contra: Operation Galuga

Contra: Operation Galuga
Image: WayForward/Konami
  • 12th March
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC

If you’re a fan of the classic Contra series, we’ve got good news: a brand new entry is on its way. This one is being made by WayForward and, if the demo is anything to go by, it’s going to be quite the treat for fans of run ‘n’ gun shooters. It takes the series back to its roots, which means it’s tough as nails but a true blast from the past.

Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story

Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story
Image: Digital Eclipse
  • 13th March
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC

Interactive documentaries are a thing now, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. We had Atari 50 last year, and The Making of Karateka from Digital Eclipse. Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story is the second game in Digital Eclipse’s series, giving us a glimpse at Minter’s back catalogue of games. “42 of the weirdest, trippiest, sheepiest games ever created”, according to the description. Like a virtual museum, you’ll get to play games, take a look at design documents and watch video features.

Hi-Fi Rush

Hi-FI Rush
Image: Bethesda
  • 19th March
  • PS5

Launched last year as an Xbox console exclusive, Hi-Fi Rush is now making its way to PS5. It garnered a wealth of super-positive reviews and players absolutely loved this colourful, over-the-top rhythm-based action game. You wouldn’t believe it’s from the same team that brought us The Evil Within, but here we are.

Alone in the Dark

Alone in the Dark
Image: THQ Nordic
  • 20th March
  • PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC

Yet another horror game, and one that we’ve been waiting for for some time. After a number of delays, Alone in the Dark is finally out this month (hopefully), bringing a reboot of a classic to modern consoles. It’s not a remake: it’s a reimagining, and so it’s an all-new take on the classic game. With talent involved such as Jodie Comer and David Harbour, we have high hopes.

Dragon’s Dogma II

Dragon's Dogma II
Image: Capcom
  • 22nd March
  • PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC

We’re pretty excited about the sequel to Dragon’s Dogma. Coming from Capcom, this is a single-player action RPG with a heavy focus on story and player-led experience. You can choose your own path by shaping your character, allowing you to get fully immersed in the game’s fantastical world. And yes, there are, of course, dragons.

Princess Peach: Showtime!

Princess Peach: Showtime!
Image: Nintendo
  • 22nd March
  • Nintendo Switch

Finally, Princess Peach gets her moment in the spotlight in Princess Peach: Showtime, an all-new game heading to Nintendo Switch this month. As Peach is about to enjoy a performance at the Sparkle Theater, something terrible happens: Grape and the Sour Bunch, the antagonists of this adventure, gatecrash and ruin the show. It’s up to Princess Peach and her repertoire of unique powers to save the day. She’s here to prove that she doesn’t need Mario to save her – she’s more than capable herself.

Rise of the Ronin

Rise of the Ronin
Image: Koei Tecmo
  • 22nd March
  • PS5

Developed by Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja, Rise of the Ronin is exclusive to PlayStation 5, bringing an epic journey across 19th century Japan to our consoles. It’s an open-world action RPG with a large focus on combat. And being made by the teams behind Nioh and Ninja Gaiden, we’re pretty certain we’re in for a good time.

Planet Zoo: Console Edition

Planet Zoo: Console Edition
Image: Frontier Developments
  • 26th March
  • PS5 and Xbox Series X/S

After a number of years on PC, Planet Zoo is finally coming to console. And if you’re a sim fan (and an animal fan), you’re in for quite a treat. The game is set around building animal sanctuaries with a focus on conservation, so as you play you’ll learn about real-world conservation efforts too. Ensuring your animals’ happiness is important — although a nice day out for your visitors is a bonus too, we suppose.

Open Roads

Open Roads preview
Image: Annapurna Interactive
  • 28th March
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC

We previewed Open Roads earlier this year, and it left us desperate to play more. Sadly, after a short delay we’ve had to wait a bit longer, but in a few weeks this gorgeous story-driven adventure will be in our hands. It tells the story of a mother and daughter who, after clearing out a relative’s house, decide to set off on a road trip to learn more about their family history. With some skeletons in the closet and more to discover, this is a coming-of-age story we can’t wait to dive into.

Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.