7 marvellous games to play this March

Games to play March - Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Games to play March - Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Spring’s edging ever closer, and along with the melting frost and peeking green shoots comes a whole stack of amazing games to keep you occupied this March.

Whether you’re looking for a trip to a holiday island, a painterly Pokémon adventure, a demon-slaying rampage, or multiplayer mayhem with added guitar solos, this month’s lineup has it all. The only question is which one you’ll play first.

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Spring’s edging ever closer, and along with the melting frost and peeking green shoots comes a whole stack of amazing games to keep you occupied this March.

Whether you’re looking for a trip to a holiday island, a painterly Pokémon adventure, a demon-slaying rampage, or multiplayer mayhem with added guitar solos, this month’s lineup has it all. The only question is which one you’ll play first.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

Release date: 6 March 2020

Games to play March - Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

You wake up one day to find you’ve been transformed into one of sixteen Pokémon (you’ll take a personality quiz to determine which one), and now it’s up to you to team up with your new Pokémon friends to explore randomised dungeons, complete jobs to earn rewards, and battle wild Pokémon.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Release date: 11 March 2020

Games to play - Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Following on from the events of Ori and the Blind Forest, guardian spirit Ori is faced with a new platforming adventure as he leaves the forest of Nibel in search of his true destiny. Look out for some truly vast enemies lurking in the shadows…

Nioh 2

Release date: 13 March 2020

Games to play March - Nioh 2

As a half human, half Yokai warrior, you’ll be surviving both the violence of Sengoku-era Japan and the demon-filled Dark Realm. Fight using your samurai weapons, or transform into a terrifying demon using the mysterious power of Amrita. In a pinch, you can even summon the spectres left behind by other players to give you a helping hand.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Release date: 20 March 2020

Games to play March - Animal Crossing NH

Your relaxing island getaway takes an unexpected turn when wily raccoon Tom Nook shows up to slap you with a massive loan, but don’t panic – there’s no pressure to pay it off yet. Explore the island, help out your fellow holidaymakers, and decorate the place to your heart’s content. The only thing more adorable than this is the Animal Crossing themed Nintendo Switch, which might just be the cutest thing we’ve ever seen.

Doom Eternal

Release date: 20 March 2020

Games to play March - Doom Eternal

At the complete opposite end of the spectrum is this fiery rampage through hordes of demonic enemies. Expect lots of blood, gore, fire, and explosions – and a stack of deadly new gadgets to play with too. For the most dedicated Doom Slayers among you, check out the Collector’s Edition with its wearable Doom Slayer helmet.

Bleeding Edge

Release date: 24 March 2020

Games to play March - Bleeding Edge

Bleeding Edge is a 4v4 team fighter with attitude in spades. Customise your favourite fighters with hundreds of cybernetic mods, then work together with your teammates to execute powerful attacks and combos. And they’re completely off the wall, too – expect to see epic guitar solos, mind control, and rideable missiles at the very least.

Persona 5 Royal

Release date: 31 March 2020

Games to play March - Persona 5 Royal

Step into the shoes of Joker, an ordinary high schooler (with a criminal record) who moonlights as a powerful Phantom Thief, stealing malevolence from the hearts of adults. Persona 5 Royal adds a ton of extra content to Persona 5, with a new Phantom Thief, a new story arc, a new semester at Shujin Academy, and tons more.

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