Incoming – March Plus

Welcome back to our feature where we aim to outline the new releases that that our readers might be interested in!

Well, this is a first. While there have been some hectic release months during the last year of Incoming, there has never been one so busy that it’s actually broken my table-formatting! The good news is that this means every single reader here will, in all likelihood, have a game to look forward to in the coming weeks.

There are so many titles to talk about here, but there are two highlights that are sure to warrant long discussion: the much-anticipated re-boot of the Tomb Raider franchise, out next week (let’s see how Lara Croft-devotee Kirsten rates it!), and Bioshock Infinite, Ken Levine’s “true” follow-up to Irrational Games’ 2007 hit original, arriving before March ends. And for gamers who’d much rather play god than follow the whims of man, there’s an all-new SimCity one week from now. Cue an accurate recreation of Glasgow being torn apart by Godzilla.

Nintendo fans will also be well-sated, with Luigi’s new starring role in Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon looking very promising, and not one, but two versions of Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise arriving in the form of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on both the 3DS and Wii U. I’m particularly looking forward to finding out how LEGO City Undercover, Traveller’s Tales’ open-world riff on Grand Theft Auto and 80s cop-dramas, is received when it’s released right at the end of the month.

Last (but by no means least), Sony Europe have done an outstanding job with their PSN selection for March, which includes big-name hits such as God of War HD and Mass Effect 3 for the PlayStation 3, with the Metal Gear Solid HD collection rounding out the month on the PlayStation Vita. By comparison, the North American selection looks positively barren, though bear in mind that its releases are updated weekly and there’s probably more to come!

New Releases (UK)

Date Game Platforms
Out Now Retro City Rampage WiiWare
1st March Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus PlayStation Vita
Premier Manager (2012/2013 Season) PC
5th March Tomb Raider PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
The Showdown Effect PC
6th March Dollar Dask PC, Xbox 360
8th March Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate Nintendo 3DS
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
SimCity PC
15th March God of War: Ascension PlayStation 3
The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav PC
22nd March Dead or Alive 5 Plus PlayStation Vita
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Nintendo 3DS & Wii U
Need for Speed: MW – A Criterion Game Nintendo Wii U
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Every modern console platform
26th March Bioshock Infinite PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
28th March Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
LEGO City Undercover Nintendo Wii U
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon Nintendo 3DS
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
29th March Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time PlayStation 3 & Vita

Upcoming “Instant Games” PS+ Changes (EU)

Availability Game Platforms
Out Now God of War HD* PlayStation 3
Arriving 6th March Dead or Alive 5 PlayStation 3
Mass Effect 3 PlayStation 3
Joe Danger 2: The Movie PlayStation 3
Arriving 13th March Metal Gear Solid HD Collection PlayStation Vita
Arriving 20th March Puddle PlayStation Vita
Leaving 6th March LIMBO PlayStation 3
Sleeping Dogs PlayStation 3
Vanquish PlayStation 3
Leaving 13th March Wipeout 2048 PlayStation Vita
Leaving 20th March Lumines Electronic Symphony PlayStation Vita

Current EU Instant Games Collection

* There are some rumblings about this only being available on the service for two weeks, but I can’t get an exact date for confirmation. Grab it while you can!

Upcoming “Instant Games” PS+ Changes (NA)

Availability Game Platforms
Out Now Closure PlayStation 3
Mega Man Maverick Hunter X PlayStation PSP/Vita
Vanquish PlayStation 3
Arriving 26th February Plants Vs. Zombies PlayStation Vita

Current NA Instant Games Collection






One response to “Incoming – March Plus”

  1. Tony Chandler avatar
    Tony Chandler

    You’re right, Scott, two weeks for God of War HD. From the Playstation EU blog:
    “There is a little catch though – it’s only available for two weeks from today, Wednesday 27th February, so make sure you grab it while you can as once it’s gone, it’s gone.”

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