games march 2024

The Most Exciting Game Releases In March 2024

Another huge month!

After 2023 lasted for around three-to-four years, the first two months of 2024 have flown by in just a short few days! It’s genuinely hard to believe we’re about to enter March already, but we are, and with it comes another stacked month of video game releases.

The heavy hitters this month come in the forms of games like Rise of the Ronin, Dragon’s Dogma II and Princess Peach: Showtime! but there are plenty of other exciting releases to keep an eye on, like the Devolver Digital-published Pepper Grinder or the Annapurna joint, Open Roads. Unicorn Overlord should be a good one for SRPG fans, and this month will also see the arrival of the critically-acclaime HiFi RUSH on PS5.

Check out our exhaustive (but not even close to complete) list below of what’s coming in March 2024 that should get you excited!

THE MOST EXCITING GAMES RELEASES IN MARCH 2024

Cricket Through the Ages

Release Date: March 1st

Platforms: Switch, PC

Cricket Through the Ages is the factual, physics-based chronicle of humanity’s passion for the spirit of cricket. Whether solo or with an able partner, batter up for a cricket-based game that’s anything but cricket. Experience the action-packed evolution of the world’s greatest sport through multiple eras of history, from its humble prehistoric beginnings to taking its rightful place among the stars.

The Thaumaturge

Release Date: March 4th

Platforms: PC

The Thaumaturge is an isometric, story-rich RPG with a unique take on turn-based combat, character development features, and investigation mechanics, facing you with morally ambiguous choices – set in a world teeming with mysterious powers and strange ethereal beings called salutors.

The Outlast Trials (Console/1.0 Launch)

Release Date: March 5th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC

Red Barrels invites you to experience mind-numbing terror, this time with friends. Whether you go through the trials alone or in teams, if you survive long enough and complete the therapy, Murkoff will happily let you leave… but will you be the same?

Expeditions: A MudRunner Game

Release Date: March 5th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Pre-order here for $59

Embark on scientific expeditions with this new off-road adventure from the creators of MudRunner and SnowRunner. Lead research missions as you drive a variety of all-terrain vehicles, using high-tech tools and managing your camp and crew to ensure your success in the wild.

Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley

Release Date: March 7th

Platforms: Switch, PC

Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley is a story-rich musical adventure game about Snufkin restoring the valley and helping the quirky and memorable characters and critters who call it home. A series of hideous parks have cropped up in Moominvalley, disrupting the landscape and its harmonious nature. As Snufkin you will distract police officers, pull out signs, and knock over misplaced statues as you vigorously try to restore nature and the inhabitants’ home while putting an end to the industrious Park Keeper’s plans…

As Dusk Falls (PlayStation Launch)

Release Date: March 7th

Platforms: PS5, PS4

As Dusk Falls is a multi-award-winning, critically acclaimed, multiplayer interactive drama from INTERIOR/NIGHT. Winning a TGA in 2023 and BAFTA-nominated in the same year, the game is a gripping crime drama that explores the entangled lives of two families across decades, starting in 1998 with a robbery-gone-wrong in small town Arizona.

Replay the story again and again to uncover vastly different outcomes for multiple characters and hidden nuances behind every decision and relationship. Will your characters survive unscathed? What kind of people will they ultimately become?

WWE 2K24

Release Date: March 8th (March 5th early access)

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC

Experience a gripping retelling of WrestleMania’s greatest moments in 2K Showcase of the Immortals in WWE 2K24, where you can relive a collection of some of the most unforgettable, career-defining matches.

Read our preview.

Unicorn Overlord

Release Date: March 8th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Switch

Pre-order for $79

From the masterminds that brought 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim and Odin Sphere, ATLUS x Vanillaware presents the rebirth of tactical fantasy RPG. Fight against fate and embark on a royal adventure to regain your reign alongside trustworthy allies.

Unicorn Overlord combines the timeless tactical RPG genre with overworld exploration and innovative battle system for a unique epic fantasy experience in the iconic Vanillaware style.

Summerhouse

Release Date: March 8th

Platforms: PC

SUMMERHOUSE is a small-scale building game and a love letter to the feeling of long lost summer afternoons.

Craft a neighbourhood of tiny, beautiful lived-in homes in a variety of settings: the sea, the city, or the mountains. While there are some little secrets to uncover, there are no rules, and you can’t win or lose. Just chill out, build to your heart’s content and soak up the atmosphere.

Contra: Operation Galuga

Release Date: March 12th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Pre-order for $69

A new entry in the legendary Contra series is here! Contra: Operation Galuga is a thorough reimagining of the classic run-‘n’-gun action game from the ’80s, featuring modern graphics and sound, new stages, new enemies and bosses, new play mechanics, an updated weapons system, and explosive co-op combat for up to two players in Story Mode or four players in Arcade Mode.

Little Cities: Bigger!

Release Date: March 12th

Platforms: PS5 (PS VR2)

Little Cities: Bigger! reimagines classic city building from the ground-up for VR, with a cozy colourful twist.

Take on a vibrant multi-island campaign of uniquely rewarding creative challenges, balancing resources, population happiness and a slew of dynamic natural disasters (…and the occasional Yeti!). Or, relax into the endless cozy creativity of Sandbox Mode – crafting, drawing and finessing your dream islands completely from scratch.

Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story

Release Date: March 13th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch PC

Journey back in time to an era of cassette tapes, photocopied zines, and README.TXT. An era in which a kid with a Commodore VIC-20 and dreams of radioactive sheep could become one of Britain’s best-known game makers. A virtual museum of design documents, playable games, and all-new video features tell the fascinating story of a true independent game designer.

Highwater (Console/PC Launch)

Release Date: March 14th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Highwater is a post-apocalyptic adventure strategy experience like none other. Join Nikos and crew as they fight to survive a flooded, war-torn Earth in hopes of a better life on Mars. Featuring gorgeous visuals, a unique blend of gameplay, and an incredible soundtrack, Highwater is drowning in both style and substance.

Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection

Release Date: March 14th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch PC

Play the classic STAR WARS Battlefront games on modern consoles, online and offline in this complete classic collection. Includes bonus maps, 64-player online support, expanded modes and more.

Outcast: A New Beginning

Release Date: March 15th

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC

Pre-order for $79

20 years after the award-winning action adventure hit, Outcast, pioneered the genre of non-linear open-world games, the long-awaited sequel sees Cutter Slade return to the spectacular alien world of Adelpha. Resurrected by the almighty Yods, he has returned to find the Talans enslaved, the world stripped of its natural resources, and his own past intertwining with the invading robot forces. It’s up to him to go on a mission and save the planet again.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance (Switch Launch)

Release Date: March 15th

Platforms: Switch

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a story-driven open world RPG that immerses you in an epic adventure in the Holy Roman Empire. Avenge your parents’ death as you battle invading forces, go on game-changing quests and make influential choices. Explore castles, forests, villages and other realistic settings in medieval Bohemia. The Royal Edition contains Kingdom Come Deliverance and all released DLCs: Treasures of the Past, From the Ashes, The Amorous Adventures of Bold Sir Hans Capon, Band of Bastards, and A Woman’s Lot.

Lightyear Frontier (Early Access Launch)

Release Date: March 19th

Platforms: Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC

Lightyear Frontier is a peaceful open-world farming adventure on a planet at the far edge of the galaxy. Climb into your versatile mech and start your new home on a distant planet with up to 3 friends as you farm alien crops, build your own homestead, and explore the untamed wilderness of the world.

MLB The Show 24

Release Date: March 19th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch

Set out on the road to baseball greatness – whatever it is you want to achieve, MLB® The Show™ 24 has got you covered. Earn your call up from the minors to the big leagues and prove you’ve got what it takes at the top. Learn about known and unsung legends of the sport and take inspiration from their heroics. Hold your nerve when it matters and earn the right to be called World Series champions.

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Hi-Fi RUSH (PS5 Launch)

Release Date: March 19th

Platforms: PS5

Chai and the gang are on the road and about to rock out a whole new venue: Charge your DualSense controller and crank up the volume, because Hi-Fi RUSH is coming to PlayStation 5. Experience the toe-tapping, drone-smashing, music-amplified hit featured in 50+ “Best of 2023” lists by critics. PlayStation players can look forward to battling to the beat and will have access to all the gameplay content available in the game, including the Arcade Challenge! Update! which includes two additional gameplay modes: BPM Rush! and Power Up! Tower Up!

Alone in the Dark

Release Date: March 20th

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC

Pre-order for $79

Psychological Horror meets Southern Gothic in this reimagination of the classic survival horror game, Alone in the Dark. This love letter to the ground-breaking original lets you experience a haunting story through the eyes of one of two protagonists. Play as either Edward Carnby or Emily Hartwood and explore your environments, fight monsters, solve puzzles and uncover the uneasy truth of Derceto Manor…

House Flipper 2 (Console Launch)

Release Date: March 21st

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S

It’s time to dust off your hammer – House Flipper is back in a brand-new fashion! Buy and renovate run-down houses! Or maybe you want to build new ones? Now you can! Start as a rookie Flipper and make a fortune by helping out the community of the charming town of Pinnacove.

Horizon Forbidden West: Complete Edition (PC Launch)

Release Date: March 21st

Platforms: PC

Experience the epic Horizon Forbidden West™ in its entirety with bonus content and the Burning Shores expansion included. The Burning Shores add-on contains additional content for Aloy’s adventure, including new storylines, characters, and experiences in a stunning yet hazardous new area.

The Legend of Legacy HD Remastered

Release Date: March 22nd

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Switch, PC

The land of Avalon is full of wonders and dangers. To prevail against the challenges ahead, you will need to gather your allies and muster your inner power! Awaken new skills in the middle of combat, harness the power of elementals in the form of Charms, and use Formations and Stances to give your party a strategic advantage before the battle starts.

Rise of the Ronin

Release Date: March 22nd

Platforms: PS5

Pre-order for $109

After three centuries of the Tokugawa Shogunate’s oppressive rule, the Black Ships of the West descend upon the nation’s borders and the country falls into a state of turmoil. Amidst the chaos of war, disease and political unrest, a nameless warrior forges their own path, holding the very fate of Japan in their hands.

As a masterless warrior – a Ronin, your destiny is your own. See the story unfold in different ways depending on the choices you make and the characters you ally with along the way. Face critical mission decisions – like whether to assassinate or protect key figures, and shape the course of history through a rich multi-choice system. From the veteran developers of Nioh and Ninja Gaiden – Rise of the Ronin offers deeply engaging yet accessible combat, with layers of complexity suitable for any playstyle. Face your foes with a selection of close-quarters weaponry or engage from afar with authentic period firearms.

Bears In Space

Release Date: March 22nd

Platforms: PC

Get ready to unleash your inner bear in Bears in Space, the over-the-top bullet-hell FPS that’s bound to have you ROARING with excitement! Dive headfirst into hordes of oil-thirsty robots as you embody Maxwell Atoms, a Spacetronaut turned extraterrestrial castaway, whose DNA has been merged with Beartana, the She-Bear. Embark on a zany and humorous out-of-this-world adventure that’ll have you blasting your way across exciting and varied locations, from wastelands to space carnivals to ancient hidden temples and more as you quest to find your way back to earth and if there’s time, save your crew.

Dragon’s Dogma 2

Release Date: March 22nd

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC

Pre-order for $99

Dragon’s Dogma is a single player, narrative driven action-RPG series that challenges the players to choose their own experience – from the appearance of their Arisen, their vocation, their party, how to approach different situations and more. Now, in this long-awaited sequel, the deep, explorable fantasy world of Dragon’s Dogma 2 awaits.

On your journey, you’ll be joined by Pawns, mysterious otherworldly beings, in an adventure so unique you will feel as if accompanied by other players while on your own adventure.

All of these elements are elevated further through physics technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and the latest in graphics, to create a truly immersive fantasy world in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Princess Peach: Showtime!

Release Date: March 22nd

Platforms: Switch

Pre-order for $69

Princess Peach and friends arrive at the Sparkle Theater to see a show when the wicked Grape and the Sour Bunch suddenly make their grand entrance and take centre stage. The perfect performance has become a terrible tragedy and it’s up to Peach to save the play – and the day!

South Park: Snow Day!

Release Date: March 26th

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC

Pre-order for $49

Join Cartman, Stan, Kyle, and Kenny, in three-dimensional glory, to celebrate the most magical day in any young child’s life – a snow day! A massive blizzard has thrown the town into chaos and, more importantly, canceled school. Play with up to three friends, use matchmaking, or solo the game with ally bots and battle through the snow-piled town of South Park. Engage in frenetic, action-packed combat against warring factions in an all-new story where you make the rules. Equip unique weapons and deploy devastating, upgradable special abilities on a new adventure to save the world and enjoy a day without school.

Open Roads

Release Date: March 28th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch PC

One fine fall day, Tess Devine and her mother, Opal, discover a cache of old notes and letters carefully stashed away in the attic of their house. Hints of deep-rooted family secrets, decades-old burglaries, a lost treasure somewhere near the Canadian border… What they uncover suggests a much darker mystery, best left well enough alone.

Featuring star performances by Keri Russell (The Americans, Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker) and Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart, Uncharted 4).

Pepper Grinder

Release Date: March 28th

Platforms: Switch, PC

Pepper Grinder is an action-packed pirate adventure starring the titular Pepper, a seafaring soul with a passion for prospecting, and Grinder, her super-powered drilling device.

Shipwrecked and robbed of her treasure, Pepper must spin up her trusty sidearm to reclaim what the mischievous Narlings stole. Armed with Grinder, Pepper burrows through terrain & water, controls machines, and pulverizes all enemies blocking the way towards recovering her missing fortune – with interest!

Felix the Cat

Release Date: March 28th

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Switch

Felix the Cat returns to his greatest adventure to rescue his girlfriend Kitty from the Professor. Join Felix on his worldwide search as he flies a monoplane across mountains, delves into the ocean depths in a submarine and races across bizarre landscapes in a wild and whacky one-wheeled car! All provided by the Magic Bag of Tricks! The Felix the Cat bundle features both the NES and GameBoy versions. Experience new quality of life improvements such as progression saves at any time and a rewind feature.

Touch Detective 3 + The Complete Case Files

Release Date: March 28th

Platforms: Switch

This jam-packed collection features Touch Detective 3, the biggest and best point-and-click adventure of junior detective Mackenzie and her faithful sidekick Funghi, playable in English for the first time. Touch Detective 3 + The Complete Case Files also includes the entire original Touch Detective and Touch Detective 2½ games, plus two bonus cases starring Funghi and an extensive museum of artwork and music from the entire Touch Detective series.

Rugrats: Adventures in Gameland

Release Date: March TBA

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Everyone’s favorite babies are back in action! When Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, and Lil see a commercial for the new Reptar video game, they pretend that they’re in a video game of their own! Through the power of imagination, the babies transform Tommy’s house into a video game world full of action, excitement, and adventure!