Video Game Releases to Look Out For in March 2022

Last Updated March 2nd, 2022

With January and February being low on quantity and high on quality, gamers everywhere are wondering if this is just the new way of things in post-pandemic game development.

Pfft no! March is coming in like a lion and bringing with it a TON of new releases. We had to cut several AAAs and Indies just to get this list to a reasonable size, and even then there are still a ton of big name releases, huge properties that we have been waiting for. From killer apps announced way back when the next generation was announced, big profile mascot titles for mammoths like Nintendo and Square, racing, wrestling, and farming games, with a nice dose of RPG and strategy to spice up the mix. March has a LOT of games on offer, and it feels like the gaming world is ready to pick up momentum. Who knows, it might even keep up this momentum through the summer this time.

Shadow Warrior 3 (Mar 1 – PC, XBO)

Take Doom, and add a heaping helping of Samurai and now you know exactly what Shadow Warrior is all about. This is a fast-paced twitch-based action shooter that will have you exploding your enemies with blood and guts. The story… pffff… even the devs say the story is just an excuse to send you into more carnage. So if you want to get your adrenaline pumping this March, this is the game for you.

Gran Turismo 7 (Mar 4 – PS4, PS5)

There are only a few titans of the racing world, and they always seem to the killer apps for new consoles. The PS5 has been out for a while now, but Gran Turismo 7 its major racing star, is only just launching. Though, peculiarly it’s also launching on the PS4, so we will have to wait and see if its physics and graphics really do push the PS5 to its limits.

Triangle Strategy (Mar 4 – Switch)

This is definitely one of the major releases of March. Triangle Strategy is a brand new isometric grid based RPG in the vein of Final Fantasy Tactics, and it has the dark and gritty medieval political story to go with it. With tons of characters and classes, a huge branching story, a grand politics system, and much more, this is going to scratch an itch that strategy gamers have had for a long time.

What Lies in the Multiverse (Mar 4 – PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)

On one hand, this is a neat little indie platformer where you use the ability to swap between different planes of the multiverse, each with different laws of physics, to solve puzzles and make your way through stages. On the other hand, this is basically the indie game version of Rick and Morty where you play Morty and your rick has a giant purple fluffy hat. To be honest, there’s nothing about this I don’t like. Bonus for the trailer making fun of NFT bros.

WWE 2k22 (Mar 11 – PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX)

Every year a new WWE game comes out, and every year they kind of feel like a slight alteration of the last. But this year we are promised “stunning graphics, a redesigned gameplay engine, new controls, all-new game modes, unbelievable storylines, and more!” Will it actually deliver on that promise? We will have to wait and see.

The Cruel King and the Great Hero (Mar 15 – PS4, Switch)

If you ever wanted to play through a living storybook, The Cruel King and the Great Hero is your chance. This is as classic as classic gets, right down to the turn based battles brought to you from Japanese strategy and RPG great, Nippon Ichi. It’s a story about a young adventurer, a kind dragon, and their unfortunate fate to fight each other to the death.

Tunic (Mar 16 – PC, Mac, XBO)

Do you like Zelda? Do you like isometric games like Hades? Well now you can have both. Tunic is an action adventure game that follows a little fox with a big dream. Stranded in a mysterious world, it’s up to you to solve puzzles, uncover mysteries, and fight gigantic monsters in order to find your way back home, and craft your own legend in the process.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin (Mar 18 – PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX)

What’s better than Final Fantasy? Final Fantasy with super edgy white boys beating the crap out of everything. This new take on Final Fantasy turns everything into Koei Tecmo style action game, meaning you’ll be doing flashy violent martial arts, but you’ll also have a really gritty and interesting job and magic system. Truth be told, every demo for this game has been really quite fun. It’s just the concept of turning early Final Fantasy games grimdark and hardcore is so absurd, the plot is going to be a dial spinner for sure.

Syberia: The World Before (Mar 18 – PC)

Yes, the infamous puzzle adventure game from the early PC days is getting a new installment, and it looks great! The game place takes through time, intertwining the story of a 1937 World War II plot, and a modern-day survival plot with a character lost in a strangely high tech mind. Uncover the secrets of a strange world that is all too familiar, in this blast from the past.

Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus (Mar 18 – PC, Mac, PS4, XBO, Switch)

It’s 2022 and we are getting new FMV games, and that’s just awesome. This one is a murder mystery adventure game framed in a way that could only make sense in this pandemic, a zoom call. Can you figure out who killed your beloved uncle while also handling your audio issues?

Rune Factory 5 (Mar 22 – Switch)

You know the deal. Farm. Mine. Make food. Date people… maybe even gods. Dive into dungeons and defeat massive enemies… maybe even gods. Fish and catch the biggest fish the ocean has to offer… maybe even gods. It’s the latest installment in Rune Factory franchise, coming to the Nintendo Switch.

Ghostwire: Tokyo (Mar 25 – PC, PS5)

This was meant to be a killer app for the PS5 when the console was first announced. It was Bethesda’s magnum opus about a Tokyo overrun by supernatural forces, and you, a psychic, the only one able to combat these forces. Then Microsoft bought Bethesda, and buzz about the game quickly died down. With its release date looming upon us, we can see if this is still a killer app, or an abandoned project as Bethesda settled in to its new Microsoft home.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Mar 25 – Switch)

Mouthful mode… I don’t think I need to say anything else. Seriously though, this 3D Kirby adventure through a post-apocalyptic world seems like it will be one of his most interesting games yet. It has city-building elements, RPG mechanics, upgrades, puzzles, and much much more. Also, Kirby can stick a whole car in his mouth. Car mouth. That’s what it’s called.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands (Mar 25 – PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX)

What if Borderlands added even more RPG mechanics and focused its entire storyline on that one DLC campaign where Tiny Tina was the dungeon master in a DND game? Well that’s Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, home of the most powerful character creation engine… in a first-person game.

Weird West (Mar 31 – PC, PS4, XBO)

Lovecraft, meets Cowboys, meets Magic, meets stealth and tactical strategy in an isometric world. If that wasn’t enough to sell you on Weird West we don’t know what will. It’s a mish-mash of genres that really looks like it will work in fantastic new ways. Certain a new RPG with a new spin on things that indie buffs should keep on their radar.

Dawn of the Monsters (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX, Switch, Stadia)

And finally we have this, a brand new beat-em-up by Wayforward that puts you in control of giant kaiju to do what kaiju do best, beat the crap out of things while causing a ton of collateral damage. The beat-em-up genre is a genre we rarely get to see high profile releases from so it’s nice to see Wayforward taking a chance on it, with some of the sharpest graphics we have seen out of them for a while.

What releases are you looking forward to this March? Let us know in the comments.