We’ve made it through another month of game releases, and it’s time to look forward again into the coming month. This is a huge month for gamers, as we finally see the release of Sea of Thieves and Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. So let’s take a minute and look at which five games are our most anticipated games this month.
- Attack on Titan 2
When the first Attack on Titan game released a in 2016 for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC, I was looking for something that could capture the magic that Dragon Quest Heroes gave me. Omega Force and Koei Tecmo had released a few games between Dragon Quest Heroes and Attack on Titan, but none of them “did it” for me the way the former did. Attack on Titan had a great blend of field exploration and intense action combat, and tried something new with the 3D maneuvering gear that Attack on Titan is known for. It all worked really well, which is why I’m looking forward to Attack on Titan 2. Everything that made Attack on Titan so much fun will be making a return here, along with some added base expansions and character interactions. Attack on Titan 2 will be swinging onto shelves March 20th, keep an eye out for a full review closer to launch.
- A Way Out
Couch co-op games are a thing of the past. With everyone gaming online, most developers opt to just add online co-op. A Way Out looks to remedy that a bit. A Way Out will still have online, but will offer offline modes as well. This will also be the second title published under the EA Originals moniker. Players will take control of Leo and Vincent, two convicted prisoners that must escape prison and remain on the run from authorities. Since both characters feature unique identities, one player might be experiencing a story cutscene, while the other could be in the middle of gameplay. It’s a unique feature that isn’t seen very often, but since the development team is made up by members of a number of devs that worked on Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, I have high hopes. In addition, A Way Out doesn’t require two copies of the game to play the online co-op. If one player owns the game, they can invite someone else to play whether the second person owns the game or not, something that is never done on consoles. This shows great confidence in A Way Out, and everyone should check it out when it launches March 23rd for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
- Sea of Thieves
It’s been a long time since we saw a new title from developer Rare. Originally announced at Microsoft’s E3 press conference in 2015, Sea of Thieves is an open world action adventure cooperative multiplayer game transporting players onto the high seas as a pirate. The beautiful cel shaded graphics are vibrant and unique, and features a shared game world for players. Cooperation and coordination is a must as players perform different actions to sail ships around and loot while exploring. Sea of Thieves looks absolutely incredible, and releases March 20th for Xbox One and PC. As a final note, Sea of Thieves features cross platform play between Xbox One and PC players, and will even be included in Xbox Games Pass after a recent announcement from Microsoft.
2.Far Cry 5
After the release of Far Cry 4 and Far Cry Primal, it had appeared that Ubisoft was going to be annualizing the Far Cry series. This wasn’t the case though, and it’s been a little over 2 years since Far Cry Primal launched. It looks like the extra year is paying off for Ubisoft and Far Cry 5, much like it did for Assassin’s Creed: Origins. Taking place in the fictional town of Hope County, Montana, Far Cry 5 will feature on open world filled to the brim with things to do. Players will be able to tame wild animals, much like in Far Cry Primal. There will be tons to do, and after a short delay from February 27th, Far Cry 5 will launch on March 27th for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
1.Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was one of the most beautiful and engaging RPG’s for the Playstation 3. Bandai Namco looks to continue that trend, and will finally be releasing Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom later this month for Playstation 4 and PC. Ni No Kuni II takes place hundreds of years after the first title. While Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch featured involvement from Studio Ghibli, the sequel will not. That being said, former Studio Ghibli character designer and music composer both worked on Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, so it still retains the Ghibli feel. In addition to exploration and combat, players will be guiding our hero Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum as he attempts to reclaim his throne after a coup d’état. It’s been three years since Revenant Kingdom’s initial announcement, and is easily my most anticipated game for March 2018. Ni Ni Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom launches March 23rd for Playstation 4 and PC.
There were a few titles coming out in this packed month that I felt deserved an honorable mention:
Detective Pikachu looks absolutely adorable, and follows a Pikachu that isn’t as strong as the others. After meeting a human that can understand him, they team up and begin solving mysteries revolving around Pokemon. Detective Pikachu launches March 23rd for Nintendo 3DS.
Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered was a release I wasn’t expecting, but I’m happy to see. Assassin’s Creed Rogue was the last Assassin’s Creed title that launched for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, and it launched at the same time as Assassin’s Creed Unity. I’m happy to see this remaster because it broke traditional Assassin’s Creed storytelling mold, and followed an assassin that decides to leave the brotherhood in a darker story. Launching March 20th, anyone who missed this when it initially launched should definitely check this one out.
Burnout Paradise Remastered is the first remaster after publisher EA changed how they felt about remade titles. Featuring the first open world in a Burnout title, players navigate a large city moving from event to event seamlessly. The original Burnout Paradise was absolutely beautiful and a blast to play, and I’m very excited to experience this racing gem in 4k resolution at 60 FPS on Xbox One and Playstation 4 when it launches on March 16th.
Check back at the beginning of next month to see our most anticipated games releasing in April, and stay tuned to Electric Bento closer to launch on all of these titles for full reviews and coverage.