Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of March 2019 [Best Recommendations]

Upon the drafting of this list, we’re just less than a few weeks away from March of 2019. Up until now, the industry has promised and delivered a quantity and quality of games on just about every platform and of various genres. As for March 2019, what are some games to be on the lookout for? Read our top 10 to find out!

10. Keiko no Kirby Plus (Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn)

  • System: 3DS
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Good-Feel
  • Release Dates: March 8, 2019

Ok, so this game is a re-release/port of a Wii game from nine years ago going to the 3DS. The game is expected to be more or less the same as its predecessor but with some new features to keep it fresh. For starters, you’re getting new power-ups, and introduces a new mode called Devilish Mode, which has Kirby race a devil through specific levels. By winning these races, you can win prizes to decorate Kirby’s Pad with. Other new features include sub-games that features King Dedede, and another with Meta Knight. So for hardcore fans of Kirby, this is a must have regardless of owning the original release

9. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

  • System: PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Developer: Massive Entertainment
  • Release Dates: March 12, 2019

If you love RPGs mixed with third person team shooters (maybe Honey can gain the copyright to the naming of this genre as American RPGs?), then Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is the game you’re looking for. From what we can tell, many qualities that made the first game a success is going to be brought back for this one. From what previews have offered, you don’t have to make significant improvements but just slightly expand on what made the original awesome. One notable improvement is that the game is going to offer subclasses for your character(s). Those specific subclasses still rely on certain weapons whether it would be let’s say sniper rifles, bazookas, or crossbows, and as you level up, you can eventually include skills beyond your base set. In other good news, The Dark Zone is confirmed to be back but at what capacity has yet to be confirmed. And that’s not all! For the first year, all expansions are going to be free!

8. Tokyo Chronos

  • System: PC/PS4
  • Publisher: MyDearest
  • Developer: Sekai Project
  • Release Dates: March 20, 2019

With Shenmue III, Kickstarter’s most funded game being released this year, we have to make a shout out to another Kickstarter funded game, Tokyo Chronos, a VR visual novel. With the visual novel genre finally becoming progressively genre outside of Japan this past generation along with the rise of household VR peripherals, it was only inevitable that the genre would go VR. If you want to enjoy being an anime school student in Tokyo, Tokyo Chronos is the game you’re looking!

Based on the trailers, you’re getting a pretty accurate portrayal of Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya district (with the crosswalk and Shibuya 109’s department store being highlighted in the trailers) along with a very energetic soundtrack. Also, we can confirm that big name seiyuus such as Yuki Kaji (the voice of Eren from Attack on Titan) and Romi Park (Ed from Fullmetal Alchemist) are featured to play some of the main characters. Though some Kickstarter games have fallen flat, Tokyo Chronos looks like it’s going to deliver despite not being subjected to numerous delays like (Mighty No. 9).

7. One Piece: World Seeker

  • System: PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
  • Developer: Ganbarion
  • Release Dates: March 15, 2019

As the English version to “We Are,” the first opening theme to the One Piece anime would say, so come on board and bring along, all your hopes and dreams since that’s what World Seeker promises what you can do. With the dedicated involvement of the staff from the anime, we are getting the most immersive One Piece experience any One Piece otaku is promised to get. Considering the action-adventure nature of the source material, it’s only fitting that the game takes the modern open world approach and mix it up with some of the crazy gimmicks that the series is known for such as being able to utilize Luffy’s bizarre abilities of extending his body. Some other media sources that have already sampled the game are comparing this to last year’s Spider-Man PS4 game and if what made that game appealing can work with One Piece, then we’re in for a game of the year candidate. Of course, we mean it under the context of how the game excellently represents its source material for all gamers, whether they’re familiar with it or not, to enjoy.

6. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

  • System: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Developer: From Software
  • Release Dates: March 22, 2019

Are you one of those gamers that wishes that the Tenchu series would come back? If so, Sekiro may be that game you’re looking for because it was actually conceived as a Tenchu game! Instead of being your typical Tenchu game, it’s Tenchu on steroids as you fight various freaks of nature! As to why the game is called Sekiro, meaning “one-armed wolf,” the titled character is given that name due to wearing a prosthetic arm with tools that will come into play in the game, most notably having extra weapons or grappling hooks to run across rooftops.

Just like how entertainment doesn’t exactly capture the realistic nature of guns, the same can be said for swords and this game wants to distinct that. The selling point to this game from the developers is that they want to capture sword fighting in a more realistic manner by using the clashing to create openings for the coup de grace. Considering how sword fighting is glorified in media, it’d be interesting to see how this game challenges that notion as we get to explore feudal Japan and it’s wonderful nature and architecture.

5. Total War : Three Kingdoms

  • System: PC, Linux, Mac
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Developer: Creative Assembly
  • Release Dates: March 6, 2019

Some of you may be familiar with the Romance of Three Kingdoms, the story of pre-unified China when they were at war. From an Eastern perspective, it’s not exactly the most original story to adapt into a video game, but for international audiences, it may seem fresh and we can hope it can educate interested players. This game is part of a bigger franchise since Total War has also portrayed ancient civilizations of the Samurai, the Roman Empire, the British Empire, and the Mongols. Through this strategy game, you can learn a bit about Chinese history. Though it’s called the Three Kingdoms, you have eleven factions to choose from. Some of them include real life historical figures from that that time period you can lead as, and they each have their own distinguishing attributes as leaders. In addition to using traditional turn-based mechanics, you can have two generals engage in a classic duel to settle feuds so when the time is right, end it with some Chinese chivalry.

4. Left Alive

  • System: PS4, PC
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Release Dates: March 5, 2019

When you look at the promotional art, you’ll instantly recognize the style of Yoji Shinkawa, the designer for the Metal Gear Solid franchise. If anything, some of you reasonably assumed that it may have been a Metal Gear Solid related game, but it’s not. It is actually a spin-off of Square Enix’s Front Mission franchise. The world of this game takes place in a Neo USSR. You know all those Soviet Russia jokes people like to make? Well, they’re a reality in this game as you fight against this Communist regime and have to save civilians from prison camps like it’s Red Dawn. Considering that the game also has stealth elements, it feels appropriate to have Shinkawa’s touch in this game as well. But not only do you have stealth elements, it also has the third person shooting elements of The Division and you can even get a mech to do some major damage (just like in Front Mission)! Considering how excellently rounded the game play is with the intense drama of Metal Gear, this is a must have! From the looks of things, you don’t need to have any familiarity with Front Mission to enjoy this game (unlike Kingdom Hearts III).

3. Yoshi’s Crafted World

  • System: Nintendo Switch
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Good-Feel
  • Release Dates: March 29, 2019

For some of you that love the Yoshi character and any game he stars in, then we can easily conclude that you’re looking forward to Yoshi’s Crafted World. Like many of its predecessors like Yoshi’s Island and its N64 sequel, Yoshi’s Crafted World is a 3D side-scroller but with a modern upgrade/gimmick that masterfully compliments the series. For this edition, players can flip the camera to see behind certain objects. For example, you have Yoshi inside a house. If you need to see something from an opposite perspective, then that’s what you flip the camera to see what’s going on. In addition, it has a cooperative two-player mode where each player can guide their respective Yoshi through the game. Other than that, most of the features that made its predecessors and the character an iconic hit that can stand the test of time are still intact, most notably swallowing enemies, and turning them into eggs which you can use as weapons.

2. Dead or Alive 6

  • System: PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Publisher: Koji Tecmo Games
  • Developer: Team Ninja
  • Release Dates: March 1, 2019

Reportedly coming out the moment it’s the first of March, Dead or Alive 6 is back and is (supposed to be) better than ever. For starters, some fans are concerned about the trademark physics for certain parts of the female anatomy but we shouldn’t concerned or be hyped about that. The new features of the game will focus more on the fighting aspects since characters will begin to bruise as they take more damage like someone would in a real fight. In addition, DOA6 is confirmed to introduce a “slow-motion” mechanic like in The Matrix for more dramatic gameplay. And after six games, players are finally getting a very long overdue costume customization feature. Last, Team Ninja has made it clear that it wants to make the game accessible for rookies to the series by introducing the Fatal Rush, where if a player pushes a button enough times, it will execute a simple and effective combo. So, if you’re not that good at fighting games, we hope this can be a great gateway for those interested in the genre.

1. Devil May Cry 5

  • System: PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Release Dates: March 8, 2019

Within the first 10 days of March, Devil May Cry, the originator of the hack ‘n slash genre, is releasing its fifth installment and everyone’s expecting it to be better than ever! Along with the return of Dante and Nero (can’t go wrong with Johnny Yong Bosch also coming back for the role in both as the voice and motion capture), it’s going to introduce V, the newest playable character. A lot of what makes the series appealing as a whole with its fast paced and exciting action is presented in the trailers, and V is definitely going to add a new element to keep the series fresh. Based on what has been portrayed in the previews, he can use two companions and a cane as his weapons, and the dynamic he brings is certainly going to add unique challenges we look forward to trying out. For Nero, he has a new weapon called the Devil Breaker, and it gives him some cool moves we can’t wait to try in a full version to kick some demon butt.

Final Thoughts

Though these games are slated to come in March of 2019, we can’t 100% guarantee that these games will be out by then. As gamers should learn to come to terms with, delays are not a very rare occurrence so it is possible that these games could be delayed to either a month or a year. We don’t mean to jinx the games on this list, but we feel it should be best to stay open minded to such instances. Other than that, what are some other games you are looking forward to in the coming weeks? Maybe some of you are looking forward to the long awaited sequel to ToeJam & Earl. If so or not, leave your thoughts in the comments.

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Author: Justin "ParaParaJMo" Moriarty

Hello, I am originally from the states and have lived in Japan since 2009. Though I watched Robotech and Voltron as a child, I officially became an anime fan in 1994 through Dragon Ball Z during a trip to the Philippines. In addition to anime, I also love tokusatsu, video games, music, and martial arts. よろしくお願いします

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