Dragon's Dogma 2, Rise of the Ronin, WWE 2K24 and more: The biggest game releases of March

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2024 is ripe for video game releases, with Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League already out of the gate. March promises to be a busy month for video games, too. WWE 2K24 released on March 8, bringing its familiar and fun wrestling playground in an updated package. Team Ninja's latest action-RPG, Rise of the Ronin, arrives later this month. The developer is known for its difficult but rewarding Souls-like Nioh series and is expanding its scope this time with an open-world, narrative-driven role-playing title.

Some major ports are coming this month also. First up is Hi-Fi Rush, an Xbox and PC exclusive launching on PS5 on March 18th. Last month, Xbox announced its plans to release four of its first-party titles on PS5 and Nintendo Switch. Tango is GameWorks' acclaimed rhythm-action game on the front row. Then, after a two-year exclusive run on PlayStation consoles, Horizon Forbidden West is finally coming to PC on March 21st.

The best release this month is, perhaps, Dragon's Dogma 2, the long-awaited sequel to 2012's Dragon's Dogma. The action RPG, developed by Capcom, lets players combat monsters alongside their party members in an open-world setting. The game will arrive on current-gen consoles and PC on March 22nd. There are many other interesting games of different genres coming this month. Here are our picks for the biggest titles arriving in March on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and Nintendo Switch.

Thaumaturge

When: March 4

Where: PC

If you're a fan of RPGs and find yourself going back to Baldur's Gate III, then Thaumaturg will be right up your alley. The turn-based RPG with a top-down perspective may not match the production value and scale of last year's blockbuster games, but it certainly punches above its weight in terms of rich narrative and engaging gameplay. The game's protagonist is Victor Szulski, a detective and thaumaturge investigating the death of his father.

A Thaumaturge is a sorcerer who can capture and control a special type of spirit class known as Salutators, who represent a certain human flaw. Once captured, the thaumaturge can use its abilities during battle. The description is enough to highlight the game's mystical and supernatural style, however, it also has an equal share of historical fantasy, as the story takes place with Russian-controlled Warsaw under the reign of a Tsar.

The dialogue-heavy story helps create a rich narrative of a complex protagonist who is fighting battles both with the outside world and within himself, but the gameplay is also interesting. The primary combat is turn-based, giving you plenty of room to create your own strategy. You'll also have to look for clues and interact with people to learn lore and progress through the chapters.

WWE 2K24

When: March 8 (March 5 for Deluxe Edition)

Where: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

WWE 2K24 arrives just in time for WrestleMania XL, which is set to take place on April 6. The annual arcade-style wrestling simulation comes with a few new attractions this year. Four new game modes have been added to 2K, including Special Guest Referee, Ambulance Match, Casket Match, and Gauntlet Match. Some of these game modes have not been seen in recent years and will help gamers relive the memories of Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels in the Casket Match and John Cena vs Kane in the Ambulance Match.

A new Super Finisher has also been added, which will let you land an extreme version of your finisher. Single-player fans get two new MyRISE experiences and a new Showcase of Immortals mode, which takes you on a journey through 40 years of WrestleMania. You also get to play as over 200 WWE Superstars, including legends like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Eddie Guerrero, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Macho Man Randy Savage, as well as the full current roster. One small downside is that the visual and gameplay aspects haven't seen much of an upgrade.

hi-fi rush

When: March 19

Where: PS5

A first-party Xbox title, Hi-Fi Rush was released last year exclusively on Xbox consoles and PC and wowed audiences with its rhythm-based action gameplay and its distinctive art style. The Tango Gameworks title is finally going multi-platform. Last month, Microsoft announced its plans to launch four of its exclusive titles on PlayStation consoles and Nintendo Switch. Hi-Fi Rush will be the first of those four.

The game's protagonist, Chai, is a rock star with a music player attached to his chest. This allows players to fight with the rhythm of things. Hi-Fi Rush puts every action in rhythm, with the colorful art style complementing the vibrant sounds. It arrives on PS5 on March 19th.

alone in the Dark

When: March 20

Where: PC, PS5, XSX/S

After several iterations since the original 1992 game, the 2024 reboot of Alone in the Dark retains its classic survival horror roots. You are trapped in a scary house covered with mystery and darkness. You'll have to travel through spooky passageways and solve complex puzzles to discover the secrets hidden within the walls. You are not alone in this cold environment. Frightening creatures lurk in the shadows, ready to pounce on unsuspecting victims.

Developer Peace Interactive brings Emily Hartwood (Jodie Comer) back to Dorceto Manor with private investigator Edward Carnaby (David Harbour). You can choose to play as any of these heroes, allowing you to view a situation from two perspectives. Through a series of dialogues, puzzle solving and combat you will be able to make choices that directly affect the outcome of the story – will you face fear, or will you take a more cautious approach, avoiding dangers and sitting in wait?

horizon forbidden west full version

When: March 21

Where: PC

Guerrilla Games' acclaimed open-world action-adventure game is finally coming to PC, two years after releasing on PS5 and PS4. Like all first-party PlayStation titles, the PC port is handled by veteran Nixxes Software. If the studio's excellent PC ports of Marvel's Spider-Man and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart are any evidence, Horizon Forbidden West is set to be a great experience on PC.

The game puts players in the shoes of hunter Aloy, who is now equipped with new knowledge and abilities following her adventures in the first game. Aloy faces a new threat this time by heading west and discovering more tribes. Of course, there are a host of new machines to combat and tame. Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition will also include the Burning Shores expansion, which will offer a definitive package for the story. The game is still one of the best looking titles on PlayStation and its visuals will definitely shine on high-end PCs. It will arrive on Steam and the Epic Games Store on March 21st.

Princess Peach: Showtime!

When: March 22

Where: Nintendo Switch

Princess Peach is set to be the protagonist of a game for the first time since Super Princess Peach arrived in 2005, and Nintendo is leaving no stone unturned in making the game as inventive as possible. The action-adventure game is not just a 2D platformer but has many new ways to entice and engage players. The entire story takes place at the Sparkle Theatre, where Princess Peach goes to see a play, but things go wrong when Grape and the Sour Bunch attack the venue. The princess must now enlist the help of a guardian sentient ribbon named Stella, and gain the ability to take on different roles that come with different abilities, in order to save the play.

It is not only the plot and premise that is unique but the gameplay is also unique. It has elements of a 2D platformer, but players will find plenty of opportunities to break the monotony by climbing up and down a level, exploring 3D arenas, and more. The different levels are thematically designed, and the entire visual experience feels like a play backdrop created using wood and cardboard. Princess Peach: Showtime! It may seem less like a Mario game because it doesn't follow the traditional storytelling that most fans are accustomed to – there's no Bowser at the end of the road, no Mario to save the day, and Princess Peach hiding in the castle. No – but that's why the game looks fresh, the puzzles feel unique, and the levels reflect the personality of the newest hero of the Mario Bros. universe.

dragon's dogma 2

When: March 22

Where: PS5, Xbox Series S/X, PC

2012's Dragon's Dogma remains a fan-favorite RPG title that brought fresh monster-slaying mechanics, deep role-playing elements, and a diverse open world to explore. The sequel, Dragon Dogma 2, promises the same, but on a much larger scale. The open world map is now four times larger than the first game. Players will embark on a journey as the dragon-marked hero Arisen, just like in the first game, and combat demons with the help of his pawns.

There are different classes of Arisen and Pawns, each with their own abilities. Players undertake quests and side activities, hunting all kinds of monsters and abominations and finally confronting the dragon. The RPG also allows players to attack monsters and target their weak points in Shadow of the Colossus style. Dragon's Dogma 2 will arrive on March 22 for PS5, Xbox Series S/X, and PC.

rise of ronin

When: March 22

Where: PS5

As a wandering samurai, an adept warrior known as Ronin, you are created to navigate the turbulent landscape of medieval Japan in Rise of the Ronin. But this isn't any old hack-and-slash adventure; It is a story of honour, betrayal and redemption. As you traverse lush forests, bustling towns, and ancient temples in Team Ninja's upcoming action RPG, you'll encounter a variety of characters, each of whom have their own stories to tell.

From cunning ninja assassins to legendary samurai warlords, the world of Rise of the Ronin is alive with intrigue, danger, and a deep combat system. Sure, you can make your way through hordes of enemies by mashing buttons, but true mastery requires precision, timing, and strategy. The stunning visuals and fluid animations seen in the trailer promise to completely transport you to a bygone era.

South Park: Snow Day!

When: March 26

Where: PC, PS5, XSX/S, Switch

Alone in the Dark, South Park: After a Snow Day also published by THQ Nordic! This is as different from a survival horror game as it gets. It is a co-op action adventure that allows you to celebrate a snowy day with your friends! Fans of the animated franchise South Park should look forward to its signature brand of irreverent comedy and clever satire being incorporated into the game.

A blizzard, school's cancelled, Cartman, Stan, Kyle and Kenny. A recipe for madness and joy. There's never a dull moment in this snowy paradise, whether you're building the perfect snow fort with Butters or pranking Cartman by performing daring sled tricks.


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