Monthly Gaming Update: March 2022

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Dan Morris
| March 2, 2022
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All the video games going straight into your backlog this month! If you thought February was an intense month, here comes March swinging with some out of nowhere heavy hitters. Ghostwire and Kirby, both getting surprise date reveals, have launched March into the stratosphere like a homerun bat smash in Super Smash Bros. 2022 is already shaping up to be one hell of a year with Elden Ring receiving high praise across the board, and we don’t even know most of the games slated for the holiday season. OK, I’m going back to playing Elden Ring before these bad boys drop.

March’s Highlights

Gran Turismo 7 – Mar 4th (PS4, PS5)

The Granddaddy of simulation racing is back! Gran Turismo 7 is car fans and stans dream come to life. Get behind the wheel of over 420 real-life cars and compete in casual, competitive, and GT career races on real tracks across the world. Showcasing some of the best visuals to date with ray tracing, 4k and HDR support targeting 60 fps. The PlayStation 5 version will feature haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, but not on PS4. We shall see how this PS5 brewed game holds up on the PS4 when it launches. The original GT 2 was one of the first racing games I ever played, and it made me a fan, so let’s see if they can recapture the magic.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands – Mar 24th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC)

Borderlands DnD version is here. Wait, Wonderlands is here. This Borderlands spin-off that takes place in the universe as a DnD style board game being played by the characters… ah yeah, it gets weird. Like Borderlands, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will have you choose from a list of classes to set out on a wild and zany adventure with an over-the-top twist on Dungeons and Dragons but played like a first-person shooter with spells and numbers flying out of people’s heads when you shoot them. Anyone familiar with previous games will be right at home with the rock-solid shooter RPG mechanics, and new players have a lot to look forward to.

Ghostwire: Tokyo – Mar 25th (PS5, PC)

From famed game director Shinji Mikami comes Ghostwire: Tokyo. This game looks like a Japanese horror movie come to life. Tokyo has been overrun by a deadly supernatural force that has made the population disappear, except you. Teaming up with a powerful spectral entity, you will wield devastating elemental powers and use ghost hunting skills to battle the supernatural. Ghostwire is labeled as an Action-Adventure game, but come on. Look at it, it looks terrifying, and it’s from the creator of Resident Evil and the studio that made The Evil Within! It’s going to be spooky, haunting, and beautiful! I have been excited about this since its announcement, and Bam! Now it is here!

Kirby and the Forgotten Land – Mar 25th (Switch)

Kirby, everyone’s favorite pink puffball that eats everything, is getting his own open-world adventure on Nintendo Switch. Kirby games are notorious for being baby games (super easy) besides Kirby’s Adventure on Game Boy; that game was hella hard! Kirby and the Forgotten Land looks to give Kirby the Mario Odyssey treatment allowing Kirby to explore large, open, and lush environments. We all know Kirby likes to suck up enemies and absorb their powers, but now he can take on huge things like cars, and you know, be a car or a vending machine? Kirby has always been one of my favorite characters to play in Smash Bros. The difficulty of his own games has made them a rather dull endeavor for a grown man to enjoy. Here’s hoping that this one has some challenge to it cause it looks fun.

March 2022’s Release Schedule

Conan Chop Chop – Mar 1st (PS4, Xbox, Switch, PC)

ELEX II – Mar 1st (PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC)

Far: Changing Tides – Mar 1st (PS4, PS5, Xbox, Game Pass, Switch, PC)

The Cruel King and the Great Hero – Mar 1st (PS4, Switch)

Shadow Warrior 3 – Mar 1st (PS4, Xbox, PC)

Babylon’s Fall – Mar 3rd (PS4, PS5, PC)

Legends of Ixtona – Mar 3rd (Xbox, PC)

Gran Turismo 7 – Mar 4th (PS4, PS5)

Ryan’s Rescue Squad – Mar 4th (PS4, Xbox, Switch)

Triangle Strategy – Mar 4th (Switch)

Aztech Forgotten Gods – Mar 9th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch, PC)

The Last Cube – Mar 9th (PS4, Xbox, Switch, PC)

RPG Time: The Legend of Wright – Mar 9th (Xbox, PC)

Submerged: Hidden Depths – Mar 9th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC, Stadia)

Century: Age of Ashes –  Mar 10th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC)

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök – Mar 10th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC, Stadia)

Time Loader – Mar 10th (PS4, PS5, Xbox. Switch, PC)

Hotel Transylvania: Scary Tale Adventure – Mar 10th (PS4, Xbox, Switch)

WWE 2K22 – Mar 10th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC)

Disco Elysium The Final Cut – Mar 15th (Switch)

Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach – Mar 15th (PS4, PS5)

Grand Theft Auto V Next-Gen Upgrade – Mar 15th (PS5, Xbox)

Phantom Breaker: Omnia – Mar 15th (PS4, Xbox, Switch, PC)

The Cruel King and the Great Hero – Mar 15th (PS4, Switch)

ANNO: Mutationem –  Mar 16th (PS4, PS5, PC)

Tunic –  Mar 16th (Xbox, PC)

Monster Energy Supercross 5 – Mar 16th (PS5, Xbox, PC)

Gal Gun: Double Peace – Mar 17th (Switch)

Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin – Mar 17th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC)

Grand Mountain Adventure: Wonderlands – Mar 22nd (Switch)

Grow: Song of the Evertree – Mar 22nd (Switch)

Rune Factory 5 – Mar 22nd (Switch)

Relayer – Mar 23rd (PS4, PS5)

The Ascent – Mar 24th (PS5)

Oddballers – Mar 24th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch, PC, Stadia, Luna)

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands – Mar 24th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC)

Dodgeball Academia – Mar 25th (PS4, Switch)

Ghostwire: Tokyo – Mar 25th (PS5, PC)

Kirby and the Forgotten Land – Mar 25th (Switch)

Skul: The Hero Slayer – Mar 25th (Switch)

Stranded Deep – Mar 25th (Switch)

Crusader Kings 3 – Mar 29th (PS5, Xbox)

WRC 10 – Mar 29th (Switch)

Ikai – Mar 29th (PS4, PS5, Switch, PC)

CRYSTAR – Mar 31st (Switch) 

Shredders –  Mar TBD (Xbox)

Weird West – Mar 31 (PS4, Xbox, PC)

Miss last month’s update? Check out February 2022’s releases right here!

Which of these will you be playing? Which are getting added to the pile of your backlog? Let us know.

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Matt Kalo
2 years ago

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am for Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

Maria Kinnun
2 years ago

I am actually curious to see what GT 7 is going to bring to the table after the release of Forza. GT has been a little boring as a franchise lately so I am wondering if it will be anything refreshing. I doubt it though


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