Games of March 2013 – PC, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii U and More!

By   /   Mar 1, 2013

Free from the anxiety of system reveal, March looks to be a promising month to be a gamer. With games ranging from blockbuster AAA titles to those promising under-the-radar releases, there seems to be ample amount of new titles regardless of whether you are a console owner, PC gamer or prefer portable gaming.

This month is home to much anticipated multiplatform games like Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite as well as system exclusives for every type of system platform there is in the market.

From a new God of War for PS3 to next iteration of Gears of War for Xbox 360; a fresh episode of Starcraft II for the PC or Lego Undercover City for the WiiU and at the portable side; with an original 2D Castlevania for the 3DS and Soul Sacrifice for the Vita.

What’s more, March seems to have a little something for everyone, no matter what your taste in gaming. Whether it be RPG, Action, Fighting, FPS, TPS, Racing, Sports or Puzzle, every Genre is represented well in this month’s offering.

So without further ado, here are all of the games being released in the month of March, broken down with respect Platforms, Release Date, Genre and brief description for each game.

Games of March 2013

For your ease, the games are segmented according to weeks of release. Though please note that 1st week includes the first two days of the month and the 4th week includes the last day. Also, as is the case with all official timelines, the Release Dates mentioned are subject to change.

Games of March – Week #1

Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk

Platforms: PS3

Release Date: 5th March 2013(North America), 8th March 2013(Europe), 28th June 2012(Japan) & 23rd August 2012(Chinese translation)

Genre: RPG

Description: The game follows the journey of Ayesha Altugle, who has been living alone since her sister went missing and the passing of her grandfather.

When she learns that her sister is alive somewhere in the world, she devotes herself to find her long lost sister; and so her journey begins.

Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

Platforms: PS3, Xbox360, WiiU & PC

Release Date: 5th March 2013 (PSN), 26th February 2013 (WiiU, PC) & 27th February 2013(XBLA)

Genre: Platformer

Description: Sequel to the rhythm based platforming game; Bit.Trip Runner. Players aim to find and twart evil schemes of Timbleot by exploring the fantastical environments using jump, kink, slide and soar mechanics while experiencing brand new moves and original soundtracks that the sequel has to offer.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate

Platforms: 3DS

Release Date: 5th March 2013(North America), 8th March 2013(Europe) & 20th March 2013(Japan)

Genre: Action-Adventure

Description: This sequel to the critically acclaimed Castlevania: Lords of Shadow picks up the story 25years after the events of its predecessor.

In Mirror of Fate, players experience the story of Gabriel’s descendants, as they battle, what was Gabriel Belmont and now a powerful vampire called, Dracula throughout the eras only to discover their own fate.

Germinator

Platforms: PS3 & Vita

Release Date: 5th March 2013

Genre: Puzzle

Description: Germinator deviates from the ‘three of a kind’ approach and offers gameplay where players need to crash their germ bubbles into those of the same colors, where they combine and grow until they POP!

Players can expect to experience gameplay based on timing and accuracy in full 1080p visuals and an option to utilize move controller support.

Major League Baseball 2K13

Platforms: PS3 & Xbox360

Release Date: 5th March 2013

Genre: Sports

Description: The next iteration of the popular MLB 2K franchise promises to , yet again, enthrall the fans of Major League Baseball and provide them with the polished game mechanics that they have come to expect from the series.

MLB 13: The Show

Platforms: PS3 & Vita

Release Date: 5th March 2013

Genre: Sports

Description: In this next installment of of the number-one selling Major League Baseball video game franchise, players can enjoy new features such as a brand new beginner mode and instructional enhancements, as well as Play Now mode.

In addition to these, the returning Franchise and Road to the Show modes let players sync their season between portable and console Platforms, allowing them to continue their game anywhere, making ‘The Show’ best pick-up and play baseball gaming experience available in the market.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

Platforms: PS3 & Xbox 360

Release Date: 5th March 2013(North America), 8th March 2013(Europe) & 18th April 2013(Japan)

Genre: Fighting

Description: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 features the most extensive character roster of any Naruto Shippuden game to date.

Packed with returning favorites from the Naruto franchise, players can expect to be thrown into thrilling battles set in the village of Konoha, in an adventure that includes an awesome confrontation with the Behemoth known as Nine-Tails.

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The Amazing Spider-Man (Ultimate Edition)

Platforms: WiiU

Release Date: 5th March 2013(North America) & 8th March 2013(Europe)

Genre: Action-Adventure

Description: Based on the Amazing Spider-Man motion picture, the game lets player control the web-crawler they experience Spider-Man adventure for the first time on the WiiU.

SimCity

Platforms: PC & Mac

Release Date: 5th March 2013(North America), 8th March 2013(Europe), 7th March 2013 (Japan) & 2013 (Mac)

Genre: Simulation

Description: The new SimCity marks the rebirth of the franchise that birthed the city building simulation Genre.

This new edition offers unprecedented depth on creation and simulation, while adding a robust multiplayer mode that allows players to change a world together.

Tomb Raider

Platforms: PS3, Xbox360 & PC

Release Date: 5th March 2013 & 25th April 2013(Japan)

Genre: Action-Adventure

Description: Tomb Raider revives the franchise that gave birth to gaming industry’s gun-toting female explorer, Lara Croft.

Through its sharp physics-based gameplay, the game tells a griping tale about the origins of Lara and the journey she takes that turns a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor that we have all come to love.

Dollar Dash

Platforms: PS3, Xbox360 & PC

Release Date: 6th March 2013

Genre: Action

Description: Players will be left shouting with joy as they attack, defend and outrun their fellow thieves to make a dash with the cash.

The objective is to deposit the “hard-earned” cash in the getaway vehicle before it goes away, and use comedic actions and crazy weapons to thwart the rivals.

Soul Sacrifice

Platforms: Vita

Release Date: 7th March 2013(Japan), 30th April 2013(North America) & 1st May 2013(Europe)

Genre: Action RPG

Description: Soul Sacrifice is a co-op action game that offers brutal combat and choices that have consequences in the game.

Players take the role of a slave who gets hold of a forbidden book that allows the holder to battle sorcerers and monster from the past. In order to succeed, will the player be willing to sacrifice their belongings, limbs or even Lives?

Kersploosh!

Platforms: 3DS

Release Date: 7th March 2013

Genre: Action

Description: The allows the players to become one with the stone on its journey from toss to the splash.

Players experience variety of levels where they will have to use the circle pad to maneuver each stone through numerous hazards that hinder the free fall of the stone and stop it from getting to the bottom of the well.

Games of March – Week #2

Darkstalkers Resurrection

Platforms: PS3 & Xbox360

Release Date: 12th March 2013 (North America; PS3), 13th March 2013 (Europe & North America; Xbox360), 14th March 2013(Japan)

Genre: Fighting

Description: Experience the revival of the beloved Darkstalkers fighting game franchise and get ready to take the fight to current gen.

Darksiders Ressurection compliments the nostalgia of controlling the unique and colorful cast of characters from Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge and Darkstalkers3, with the modern features like GGPO-enables online gamplay, HD graphical filtering, replay sharing, spectator mode, challenge and tutorial mode as well as various unlockables.

God of War: Ascension

Platforms: PS3

Release Date: 12th March 2013(North America), 13th March 2013(Europe), 14th March 2013(Australia) & 15th March 2013(UK)

Genre: Action-Adventure

Description: God of War: Ascension features another stellar return to the God of War franchise.

A prequel to the original God of War, the game allows players to control Kratos through an epic single player story of freedom, redemption and vengeance and for the first time ever, experience 8-player multiplayer battles in the God of War universe.

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Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory

Platforms: PS3

Release Date: 12th March 2013 (North America), 15th March 2013(Europe) & 30th August 2012(Japan)

Genre: RPG

Description: Hyperdimension Neptunia V is the third game in the Compile Heart’s RPG series. The game allows players to control Neptune as she reprises her role as the self-aware main character and meets characters new and old after getting transported back to the ’80s version of Gamindustri.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2

Platforms: PS3, Xbox360, PC, WiiU & Vita

Release Date: 12th March 2013

Genre: FPS

Description: Powered by CryEngine 3, Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 allows players explore the graphically stunning environments through the eyes of a special ops sniper and bring down the enemy with bulls-eye precision..

Star Craft II: Heart of the Swarm

Platforms: PC & Mac

Release Date: 12th March 2013

Genre: RTS

Description: Heart of the swarm offers a new chapter to the long awaited return of the premier competitive real time strategy game franchise; StarCraft II.

Players are welcomed to The Hive as they take control of Sarah Kerrigan, the former Queen of Blades as she awaits her fate in the depths of a research laboratory. Guide her through the confrontation with Terrains and plot her escape allowing her to escape to the dark reaches of the space and reclaim her empire.

Monster High: Skulltimate Roller Maze

Platforms: 3DS, DS & Wii

Release Date: 13th March 2013(North America), 15th March 2013(Austrailia) & 16th March 2013(Europe)

Genre: Racing

Description: On Your Mark, Get Set, Scream! Monster High: Skulltimate Roller Maze allows the players to control their favorite Monster High Character and skate them through the twisty catacombs of Monster High.

Players get to collect power-ups and battle fellow skaters all the while avoiding monsters and obstacles to race their way to the finish line.

Slam Bolt Scrappers

Platforms: PS3 & PC

Release Date: 14th March 2013(PC) & 15th March 2013(ps3)

Genre: Puzzle

Description: The game is all about building the most powerful towers and defending them through their own custom created weapons against a cast of cute bad guys as well as huge bosses.

Slam Bolt Scrappers allows the players to engage in its fast and frantic action of its “build and brawl” mechanic via PSN and PC.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted U

Platforms: WiiU

Release Date: 14th March 2013(Japan), 19th March 2013(North America), 21st March 2013(Europe)

Genre: Racing

Description: For the first time, experience the fast and frantic gameplay from the acclaimed racing series; Need for Speed, on the WiiU.

Most Wanted allows players the freedom to drive anywhere, explore the world, discover hidden gameplay, challenge friends and take on the cops.

Games of March – Week #3

LEGO City Undercover

Platforms: WiiU

Release Date: 18th March 2013(North America), 28th March 2013(Europe)

Genre: Action-Adventure

Description: LEGO City Undercover allows the players to assume the identity of Chase McCain, an undercover detective and take down the fiendish Rex Fury and his crime wave in the LEGO city.

For the first time ever, players get to use the WiiU gamepad controller to control LEGO city vehicles to drive and fly through the city and experience the play sets of LEGO city some to life.

Dead or Alive 5 +

Platforms: Vita

Release Date: 19th March 2013(North America) & 22nd March 2013(Europe)

Genre: Fighting

Description: The fighting game series, that marries fighting styles with MMA fighting techniques, returns in its fifth iteration, now on PlayStation Vita.

Players get to control the reprising cast of Dead or Alive in one on one combat, through dynamic stages and signature game mechanics that the fans of the series have grown to love.

Exclusive DOA5+ is the ability to utilize Vita’s motion sensor allowing players to view their opponents in first-person as well as the optional and novel touch controls that utilize the hardware of Vita to allow players to utilize taps, swipes and pinches to trigger devastating attacks.

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The Croods: Prehistoric Party!

Platforms: WiiU, Wii, DS & 3DS

Release Date: 19th March 2013

Genre: Party

Description: The Croods: Prehistoric Party! allows players to control the adventures of the Croods family, as seen in the animated movie: The Croods.

Players get to experience spectacular landscapes filled with never-before-seen creatures through 30 unique mini-games.

Gears of War: Judgment

Platforms: Xbox360

Release Date: 19th March 2013(North America & Australia), 21st March 2013(Japan) & 22nd March 2013(Europe)

Genre: TPS

Description: The next iteration of famed Gears of War franchise is here. Judgment takes you to a time before the events of the original Gears Trilogy.

The Prequel offers a glimpse into the immediate aftermath of the Emergence day and allows players to follow exploits of the Kilo Squad. Aside from the action packed story mode, the game also introduces a variety of new modes to its multiplayer repertoire; including OverRun, a classed based competitive experience pitting Locusts and COG soldiers in a head to head fight against each other.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Platforms: WiiU

Release Date: 19th March 2013

Genre: Action RPG

Description: The critically and commercially acclaimed Monster Hunter Tri is back and now in an ultimate edition on the WiiU.

Apart from the content and gamplay that the series is known for, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the WiiU offers touchscreen functionality via the WiiU’s GamePad controller, allowing for easier access to interface and books, weapons, maps and mini games. Furthermore, players will be able to enjoy crossplay with 3DS platform.

As not only will they be able to hunt with 3DS players via local wireless connection, but they will be able to carryover WiiU save file to their 3DS to seamlessly continue their exploits from TV to the road.

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

Platforms: PS3, Xbox360, PC & WiiU

Release Date: 19th March 2013(North America), 22nd March 2013(Europe)

Genre: FPS

Description: The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct allows the fans of TV show to bring the experience of the series into their own control.

The players will be able to control Daryl and choose to stay and fight or use stealth to avoid the walkers, as he makes his way across Georgia countryside in the midst of hordes of undead walkers occupying the post-apocalyptic world..

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

Platforms: 3DS

Release Date: 20th March 2013(Japan), 24th March 2013(North America) & 28th March 2013(Europe)

Genre: Adventure

Description: Luigi returns in a much asked for sequel to the 2001, GameCube original; Luigi’s Mansion.

Players will again be able to control Luigi in a mission to remove ghosts through his trusty vacuum cleaner; Poltergust 5000. This time though, the game offers exploration through multiple mansions with new puzzles and new ghosts to encounter.

Trials Evolution: Gold Edition

Platforms: PC

Release Date: 21st March 2013

Genre: Racing

Description: Nearly a year after its release on XBLA, Trials Evolution jumps its way to the PC. Players will be able to experience the 2.5D gameplay through varied environments in single player and online multiplayer as well as build, share and download tracks through the new Track Central.

The Gold Edition offers the complete original game as well as its Origin of Pain expansion pack.

Resident Evil 6

Platforms: PC

Release Date: 22nd March 2013

Genre: Action

Description: After creating a lot of hype last year, the sixth numbered iteration in the Resident Evil franchise comes its way to PC.

Set 10 years after the Racoon City incident, Resident Evil 6 promises another dramatic and action packed experience akin to its predecessor however this time players will be able to experience 4 separate campaigns through series staples Leon Kennedy and Chris Redfield as well as other returning and new cast of characters.

Games of March – Week #4

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity

Platforms: 3DS

Release Date: 24th March 2013(North America), 17th May 2013(Europe) & 23rd November 2012(Japan)

Genre: RPG

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Description: Deviating from the normal iterations in the franchise, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity offers player to explore the many labyrinths, called Mystery Dungeons, that change their form each time the player enters the game.

Furthermore the players can access additional Mystery Dungeons through “Magnagates” which they can interact with through scan real world objects via the use of 3DS camera.

Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel

Platforms: PS3 & Xbox360

Release Date: 26th March 2013(North America) & 29th March 2013(Europe)

Genre: TPS

Description: Welcome back to the co-op style of action gameplay offered by the Army of Two franchise. With Devil’s Cartel, the game offers both online and offline co-op experience through the dealy streets of Mexico as Alpha and Bravo navigate their way in the middle of a drug war conflict.

Devil’s Cartel also supplies players with more options than ever to upgrade and customize their looks, masks and weapons via a more advanced customization system.

BioShock Infinite

Platforms: PS3, Xbox360 & PC

Release Date: 26th March 2013

Genre: FPS

Description: Set in 1912, BioShock Infinite welcomes the players back into rich gameplay experience offered by the BioShock franchise. Unlike the underwater setting of the past two games, Infinite takes players to the floating city of Columbia.

Donning the shoes of a private detective en route to find and rescue a young woman named Elizabeth, players must navigate a city that was once heralded as a symbol of America’s success but is now home to dilapidation, unlawful armaments and deranged citizens

Pandora’s Tower

Platforms: Wii

Release Date: 26th March 2013

Genre: ActionRPG

Description: After releasing in the Japanese market in the year 2011 and gracing the European and Australian market in 2012, Pandora’s Tower arrives in the North American market this month.

The game blends traditional Japanese RPG elements with action games and offers play through 13 different environments, each based within a tower structure and home to dangerous monsters.

Players can employ innovative combat techniques through Wii’s motion control capabilities and engage in fast real-time battles through the game’s rich and engrossing narrative.

Slender: The Arrival

Platforms: PC & Mac

Release Date: 26th March 2013

Genre: Horror

Description: Slender: The Arrival welcomes back the players that enjoyed the tense world of the original Slender game and anyone new who dares to venture into the environment that brought new life to the horror Genre.

Players revisit the adventures of the first game but now more refined gameplay, improved graphics, additional levels and an engaging storyline.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14

Platforms: PS3 & Xbox360

Release Date: 26th March 2013(North America) & 28th March 2013(World Wide)

Genre: Sports

Description: In Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14, players are offered to live through the rich history of golf and challenged to battle the nine of the greatest golf legends of all time; Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, Seve Ballesteros, Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, Gary Player and Lee Trevino.

Moreover, for the first time in PGA Tour series, players are able to play through all four majors of the golfing world from Masters Tournament and Us Open to The Open Championship and of course, the PGA Championship.

HarmoKnight

Platforms: 3DS

Release Date: 28th March 2013

Genre: Rhythm Platformer

Description: Brought to you by the same developers that started the phenomenon known as Pokemon. Rhythm Hunter Harmo Knight is a new games by Game Freak, which mixes rhythm, timing and and platforming action to create a unique gameplay experience for the players.

Lost Planet 3

Platforms: PS3, Xbox360 & PC

Release Date: 31st March 2013

Genre: TPS

Description: After last year’s spin off title, E.X.Troopers, 2013 beckons the Lost Planet franchise back through its third numbered installment. The game hearkens back to the chilling and snow filled, ice-age like environments of the first game rather than the varied settings of the second one.

Lost Planet 3 introduces the players to Jim, a rig pilot leaving Earth for a contract on E.D.N III and through his eyes, players are revealed to new truths and about the planet of E.D.N III and the mysteries surrounding its colonial history.

There you have it fellow gamers, all the game that the month of March has to offer in the year of 2013. Have a wonderful time choosing, purchasing and gaming.