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A jam packed month of video games

March is here and the wait for highly anticipated video games such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is finally over! March is jam packed with a lot of great video games that is sure to please everyone. On March 3rd the Nintendo Switch launches and along with it several video games that will kick start Nintendo’s revolutionary new console/portable hybrid system.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands drops this month and Ubisoft’s open world tactical shooter adopts a modern-day setting similar to the original Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon. EA’s long awaited action role-playing game, Mass Effect Andromeda, makes it way to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Meanwhile, baseball fans eagerly awaiting the upcoming Major League Baseball season will get their mitts on Sony’s MLB The Show 17 towards the end of March.

Without further ado, here are the biggest video game release coming in March 2017.

[Note: The below release dates are subject to change at the sole discretion of the game publisher at any time.]

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Release Date: March 3, 2017
Genre: Action-adventure
Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, Wii U
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+)

Get ready to embark on a journey of epic proportions and unlike anything before in the Legend of Zelda universe. Step into a world of discovery, exploration, and adventure as you travel across vast fields, through forests, and to mountain peaks. I’ve had a chance to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild a few times, and trust me on this one—you will not want to miss Link’s grandest adventure yet.

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Release Date: March 21, 2017
Genre: Action role-playing, third-person shooter
Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)

Mass Effect: Andromeda gives you the opportunity to be the Pathfinder as Scott or Sara Ryder, charting a course in a dangerous new galaxy in search of a new home. Also, on your journey you’ll meet and recruit all-new and interesting characters in an epic space saga, and pit your team against terrifying enemies and creatures who are out to destroy you. By using vertically and boosted jumps, you can even the playing field, as well as destructible cover and brand-new weapons and Biotics to make combat more exciting than ever.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Release Date: March 7, 2017
Genre: Tactical shooter
Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One
ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)

Set in the not to distant future, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands takes place in Bolivia. The country has been turned by the vicious Santa Blanca drug cartel into a narco-state. As a consequence of the Santa Blanca, you are tasked with eliminating the cartel by any means necessary—in Ubisoft’s largest action-adventure open world. Have played the open beta in late February, Ghost Recon fans will not want to pass this one up.

Super Bomberman R

Release Date: March 3, 2017
Genre: Action
Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+)

As a long time fan of the series, I am glad to see the return of Bomberman. In Super Bomberman R, the simple rule remains the same: play as Bomberman, place bombs, and battle with enemies and rivals. Furthermore, up to eight players can play in Battle mode, and cooperative play for two players is available in Story mode. Super Bomberman R is a simple but strategic game that is fun for everyone and makes the perfect party game.

MLB The Show 17

Release Date: March 28, 2017
Genre: Sports
Platform(s): PlayStation 4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

MLB The Show is back with this year’s rendition of the hyper realistic baseball game. MLB The Show 17 comes with a whole slew of gameplay improvements. Most noteworthy improvements include more intelligent AI, fast throwing animations, and vastly improved visuals. If baseball runs in your blood, MLB The Show 17 is one of the must have video games this month.

NieR: Automata

Release Date: March 7, 2017
Genre: Action role-playing
Platform(s): PlayStation 4
ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)

Developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix, NieR: Automata is the highly anticipated follow up to the 2010 cult-classic NIER. The human race is driven from the earth by invaders from another world and take refuge on the moon. As a result, NieR: Automata tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their battle to reclaim earth.

Paul got a chance to play the first 20 minutes of NieR: Automata just a few months ago, make sure to check out his impressions here.

LEGO Worlds

Release Date: March 7, 2017
Genre: Sandbox
Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+)

Developed by Traveller’s Tales and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Worlds is a Lego video games fanatic’s dream come true. In LEGO Worlds, you’ll uncover hidden treasures in environments that range from fun to the fantastical. In addition, worlds come to life with a dizzying variety of vehicles and creatures – from cowboys riding giraffes to vampires scaring Yetis, to steamrollers, racing cars and colossal digging machines.

Furthermore, Environments and creations are brought to life in just about anyway possible, from building brick by brick to placing down enormous prebuilt LEGO structures to using incredible tools that let you paint and shape the landscape.

More games releasing in March 2017

March 3

March 7

  • Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey (PlayStation 4)

March 14

March 17

March 21

March 24

March 28

Let me know in the comments section below what video games you are looking forward to this month.

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Jon Scarr
Jon is a 30+ year veteran of the video game industry who has been gaming since before the NES era. Combined, he has over 30,000 followers on social media, averaging over 425,000 impressions per month across his blog, Vine, Twitter, Twitch, and Instagram accounts. Visit Jon at his website www.4scarrsgaming.com .

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Ian,
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is going to be an amazing game! In regards to your question about the DLC, I would recommend contacting Nintendo to get a definitive answer. The wait is almost over, just one more day!

  2. I know I’ll be loving The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on my Wii U! Unless I receive a gift of $400, there’s no way I can get a Switch for a while. My only concern is that I know I’ll eventually get a Switch, and probably Zelda again, I’m not sure if I should purchase the DLC for the Wii U version, or wait until I get the Switch. Does anyone know if the DLC is transferable between the Wii U and Switch versions as long as they are tied to the same My Nintendo account?

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