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March 2020 Top Game Releases for Switch

James, Juan, and Jordan over at SwitchWatchTV have put together a nice list of the major titles releasing for Nintendo Switch this month of March. There seems to be some hot titles on there, so it would be of your best interest to check it out! You can watch the video below, or you can keep scrolling down to read the script here.

How’s it going, everyone? February brought us Rune Factory 4 Special, Metro Redux, Darksiders Genesis, Snack World, Bloodroots, and Two Point Hospital, but Nintendo themselves were absent. What new Switch games have we got to look forward to in March? Well, I’m James Romero, and along with Juan and Jordan we’ve got you covered. Let’s talk about 15 games coming out March 2020!

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

Release date: March 6th
Developer: Spike Chunsoft
Price: £49.99, $59.99

James: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is a remake of the first blue and red Mystery Dungeon games from 2005 combined into one game. I say remake, because there are a lot of changes from the lovely new painting style graphics to the introduction of mega-evolution and more. If you have never played a game in the series, this is a rogue-like dungeon crawler where you are turned into a Pokemon and set off with a trusty side kick to explore dungeons and rescue other Pokemon in need. There is a handy demo that you can pickup on the eShop before committing, and as a nice touch any progress will carry over if you buy the game when it drops on the 6th.

Langrisser I & II

Release date: March 10th
Developer: Character-Ani
Price: £49.99, $59.99

Jordan: Langrisser I was released in the west as Warsong, but 2 never made it outside of Japan. Now both games are coming to the Switch with a shiny new lick of paint and some new enhancements including Japanese voice acting. These are tactical turn-based strategy RPGs that are classics with a similar style to the Fire Emblem series. There is a demo available, and Alex Grave had a chance to review this which you can check out before parting with a hefty sum.

Brotherhood United

Release date: March 12th
Developer: Myoubouh
Price: £7.49, $8.99

march brotherhood united

Juan: Brotherhood United is a run-and-gun that takes me back to the days of Contra and Metal Slug. There’s an arcade uptempo catchy soundtrack, 20 levels with sub quests, a whole bunch of weapons, and 8 big bad bosses. All the ingredients are there for this to be a nice blaster, including local co-op. I’ve got my eye on this one!

Alders Blood

Release date: March 13th
Developer: shockwork games
Price: £17.99, $19.99

James: Alders Blood is a dark and stealth tactical game with turn-based combat that focuses on setting up ambushes and avoiding them. The setting is intriguing, combining Victorian fantasy with the Wild West. In this story, god is dead and the enemies you face are dark spawn, such as vampires, werewolves, and the like. There is a portable base that you travel with giving this an XCOM feel. This looks right up my street!

My Hero: One’s Justice 2

Release date: March 13th
Developer: Bandai Namco
Price: £45.99, $59.99

Jordan: The battle for justice continues! The game picks up after the first title based on the anime series and introduces more characters and quirky scenes into this 3D arena fighter. There are a whopping 40 playable characters this time around, as well as some new bigger plus ultras for explosive epic moves. The first title had a lot of promise but was a bit simple in the gameplay department, so it’s good to see that they have made tweaks to the gameplay. We will have to see if they build on that or not.

Syder Reloaded

Release date: March 13th
Developer: STUDIO EVIL
Price: £10.79, $11.99

march syder reloaded

Juan: Syder is a love letter to the classic shooters from the 90s. It is a free scrolling, multi directional shoot-em-up that was released on the PC back in 2012. It’s now had an overhaul to include online leaderboards, some retro filters, more ships which have different play styles, and various difficulty levels. As long as the controls are solid, this could be a winner.

Dead or School

Release date: March 13th
Developer: Studio Nanafushi
Price:£27.99, $59.99

James: Jordan reviewed this hack-n-slash adventure when it came out in Japan last year, and it’s finally getting released in the west. Since the Japanese release had English translation, there are no surprises here. As a summary, there are about 15 hours of mindless hack-n-slash play, so this is enjoyable but not memorable.

RBI Baseball 20

Release date: March 17th
Developer: MLB AM
Price: $29.99

Jordan: RBI is Major League Baseball’s official game series, and it has a very poor past. Over the last 6 years, the developers have churned out poor quality titles, though last year’s edition brought some hope as there were signs of improving visuals and mechanics. The developers have promised a new hitting and pitching system, as well as major overhauls to AI and ball physics along with improved graphics. Let’s hope this is the year they bring out the title fans deserve!

La-Mulana & La-Mulana 2

Release date: March 17
Developer: Nigoro
Price: £13.49, $14.99 (1) and £22.49, $24.99 for part 2
Published by NIS

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Juan: La Mulana and it’s sequel are Indiana Jones-inspired puzzle platform adventures renowned for being extremely tough to tackle with no hand-holding and an open world that can be tackled in any order. These fiendishly difficult games take you back to the tough classics that inspired it from an age when you needed a note pad to write down things you would need to know later. There’s a wonderful looking Hidden Treasures physical edition being released complete with a puzzle, art book, soundtrack, and a collector’s box. Look for our review of this package here on SwitchWatch.co.uk soon!

Overpass

Release date: March 17th
Developer: Zordix Racing
Price: £45.99, $59.99

James: Overpass came out last year on other consoles, and quite frankly it didn’t get great reviews. The Switch version was delayed, but we are not expecting lots of new features here. A lot of the issue is down to expectations. This isn’t really a racing game. It’s a game about getting around tough terrain in a time limit, and that’s about it. If you’re after that sort of experience, then great! Otherwise, it’s likely best to steer clear.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Release date: March 20th
Developer: Nintendo
Price: £49.99, $59.99

Jordan: Animal Crossing New Horizons, the latest in the life sim series from Nintendo, is one that we have itching to get our hands on. The Direct footage looks superb and we are excited for a lot of thing, including the return of Isabelle, the ability to visit others islands via the airport, and multiplayer. The wait is nearly over, and no doubt this one will have you sinking hundreds of hours once it’s released. Not long to go now!

Doom 64

Release date: March 20th
Developer: id software
Price: £3.99, $4.99

Juan: Originally, this was going to be a huge day as Doom Eternal was slated to release alongside Animal Crossing, but the switch port is delayed. The good news is we are told it looks stunning on the Switch, and the delay is not going to be too long. In the meantime, Doom 64, the N64 game from 1997, is coming out instead and at a very reasonable price. What’s more, if you pre-order Doom Eternal, you will get Doom 64 for free as a bonus. Seems like a good deal to us!

Saint’s Row 4: Re-Elected

Release Date: March 27th
Developer: Volition Inc.
Price: £34.99, $39.99

James: Originally released in 2013, this over-the-top action title sees you becoming the president and seeing off alien threats! It’s one of the more popular titles in the crowd pleasing series, and this switch version comes with a staggering 25 DLC packs and ad-hoc coop. The developers have been keen to say that this port will fare better than The Third, and that the game runs extremely smooth. Fingers crossed!

One Piece Pirate Warriors 4

Release Date: March 27th
Developer: Omega Force
Price: £49.99, $59.99

Jordan: This latest installment in the ever popular game series based on the successful anime gets a release on all platforms on the same day, and the trailers look exciting! This is a hack-n-slash adventure full of enemies to slay and cut scenes that unfold the story of the series. We’re told that all of the major story arcs are featured, and for the first time ever there are online exclusive missions that you can tackle in 4-player coop. In the meantime, check out our review of part 3!

Operencia: The Stolen Sun

Release date: March 31st
Developer: zen studios
Price: £26.99, $29.99

Juan: Operencia The Stolen Sun is an old-school dungeon crawler, turn based RPG that was a surprise when it launched full of mythology and classic role-playing tropes. Now it finds its way to the Nintendo Switch, and I think the portable hardware will be a great home for this title from the developers of our favourite pinball games!

Those Were Your March Releases

There you have it, folks. March is shaping up quite nicely, don’t you think? which games are you most looking forward to this month? Let us know in the comments below!

Thanks for reading. We hope you’ve enjoyed this. We will be back for our weekly eShop bargains roundup on Sunday and Jordan’s awesome physical buyers guide will be out next Monday. Hope you have a wonderful day! And happy gaming, everyone.

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