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March video game releases: Everything you need to know

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Avast ye!

March has some of 2018's biggest gaming adventures in store. This coming month gamers around the world will set sail on the Sea of Thieves in search of fame and fortune, while those on PC will finally be able to take that road trip everyone has been talking about for months. A crazy priest invites us all to Hope County to share his last supper, and some of us have to plan and execute a prison break.

Final Fantasy XV Windows 10 Edition

Release date:  06/03 WW

Genre: Action role-playing

Mode: Single-player

Age Restriction: T for Teen

Rated for: Language, Mild Blood, Partial Nudity, Violence

Description: Final Fantasy XV is just one of those games you have to play, and if you’ve been waiting for the PC version then you can look forward to MOD support, native 4K and 8K resolutions, HDR10 and DOLBY ATMOS support. The most important decision for PC players is the distribution platform as Steam, Origin, and the Microsoft Store each offer unique pre-order bonuses. If you want to share the “Comrades” co-op cross-play experience between PC and Xbox One, then opt for the Microsoft Store version.If you want to unlock the Half-Life pack, then order via Steam (offer ends May 1st). Those who want to pimp their ride should pre-order via Origin to unlock the Regalia decal bonus.

Further reading: Final Fantasy XV Benchmark tool for PC released

Developer & Publisher: Square Enix

Sea of Thieves

Release date: 20/3 WW

Platforms: Play Anywhere exclusive (PC & Xbox One)

Genre: Action-adventure

Mode: Multiplayer

Age Restriction: TBA

Description: Sea of Thieves is one of 2018’s most anticipated titles. It’s the pirate game you’ve always wanted, it includes a fantastic co-op experience, and a rich world ready for plunder. If you don’t want to co-op with friends, then you can recruit some AI pirates to man your ship and do your bidding. You’ll have to master the seas, fight enemies (on land and sea and some are already dead), face pirates from around the world (meet up for a brawl in tavern or decide on an epic naval battle).

Keep an eye on the horizon for the "Skull Cloud" as it signals the discovery of a loot-filled liar in a Skeleton Fort. There are treasures to find, fellow-pirates to meet (and conquer), and legends to be made.

Further reading: This is what you will need to run Sea of Thieves in 4K 60 FPS on PC

Developer: Rare

Publisher: Microsoft

A Way Out

Release date: 23/3 WW

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Genre: Action-adventure

Mode: Multiplayer co-op

Age Restriction: TBA

Description: There is no single-player option in A Way Out; you can only play it online with someone or through a local connection. It’s one of my top three most anticipated games of 2018, and I am curious to see if Hazelight delivers on the promise of a unique gaming experience. A Way Out reminds me of the Prison Break TV series and will be something that appeals to puzzle solvers.

According to the developer, "A Way Out is going to cover a lot of gameplay ground, from action to exploration, from driving to puzzle-solving, and much more." You play as one of two convicts, Leo or Vincent, who attempt a prison break, and if they succeed, they have to stay ahead of the police. Players will have to work together to pull off the escape, and each situation can be approached in many different ways.

Developer: Hazelight Studios

Publisher: EA

Far Cry 5

Release date: 27/3 WW

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Genre: First-person shooter

Modes: Single-player & co-op multiplayer

Age Restriction: 17+ Rated for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Drugs and Alcohol. Online not rated

Description: Far Cry 5 is also one of our top three most anticipated games of 2018. It promises a concoction of religion, violence, and politics that screams controversy, and for that, Hope County already has us hooked. It also includes co-op for the first time in a Far Cry game, and according to Ubisoft, it offers players so much freedom, that it is “impossible” to predict what will happen in the game. “The game is organic; it pushes back on its own,” explained Creative Director, Dan Hay. Far Cry 5 will also offer the biggest cast of AI characters that the player can interact with than in any previous instalment.

Players can also recruit a squad in “Guns for Hire” and even man’s best friend in “Fangs for Hire.” There will also be an incredible amount of activities and quests to partake in, not to mention the massive open world players can explore. The Far Cry 5 season pass includes three extra adventures (Mars, Vietnam, and Zombies), as well as Far Cry 3 Classic Edition for Xbox One and PS4.  

Further reading: First Look: Far Cry 5 tackles a fanatic religious cult and we cannot wait to play it

Developer & Publisher: Ubisoft

More Games Releasing in March

  • Fear Effect Sedna: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch on 6/3 WW
  • Bravo Team: PSVR on 6/3 WW
  • Scribblenauts Showdown: PS4, Xbox One, Switch on 6/3 WW
  • Frantics: PS4 Playlink on 7/3 WW
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2: PC on 8/3 WW
  • Devil May Cry HD Collection: PC, PS4, Xbox One on 13/3 WW
  • Golem: PS4 on 13/3 WW
  • Pure Farming 2018: PC, PS4, Xbox One on 13/3 WW
  • Q.U.B.E 2: PC, PS4, Xbox One on 13/3 WW
  • The Long Reach: PC, PS4, Xbox One on 14/3 WW
  • Surviving Mars: PC, PS4, Xbox One on 15/3 WW
  • Kirby Star Allies: Switch on 16/3 WW
  • Burnout Paradise Remastered: PS4, Xbox One on 16/3 WW
  • Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered: PS4, Xbox One on 20/3 WW
  • Assault Gunners HD Edition: PC, PS4 on 20/3 WW
  • Attack on Titan 2: PC, Switch, PS4/Vita, Xbox One on 20/3 (PAL & NA)
  • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life: PS4 on 20/3 WW
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4: PS4 on 21/3 WW
  • Detective Pikachu: 3DS on 32/3 WW
  • Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom: PC, PS4 on 23/3 WW
  • Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings: PC on 27/3 WW
  • MLB The Show 18: PS4 on 27/3 WW
  • Agony: PC, PS4, Xbox One on 30/3 WW
  • Long Gone Days: PC TBA March

What will you be playing in March? I plan to visit Hope County and attempt a prison break.

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