Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games – March 2018
With February quickly heading off in to the horizon it’s time to turn out attention to March. Of course there will be dozens of games released in March, especially in the eShop department, but we’ve decided to cherry pick the 5 that we here at Switch Watch are most interested in. As always bare in mind, this list is in order of release dates not preference.
Many people had assumed the Scribblenauts series was dead and buried. Almost five years without a new release, it appeared that Warner Bros had decided that this once unbelievable series’ candle had burned too bright and faded away. That was until the surprise announcement of Scribblenauts Showdown.
The series was known for it’s ability to create anything that you wanted. You write dinosaur, a dinosaur appears. You write glove, a glove appears. It was ingenious if rather a little clumsy. This release sees a different take on the concept though. Instead of completing levels, now you compete in mini-games. While that may disappoint some fans, this change of direction was badly needed and we will withhold judgement until we get to our review copy, of which we are very excited about.
Scribblenauts Showdown is due for release on the 6th of March in North America and 9th of March in Europe.
Fear Effect Sedna
Yes, Fear Effect is back after a 17 year hiatus and I for one could not be any more excited. The original two games released on the PlayStation way back when, and were actually pretty big deals at the time. The incredibly stylish futuristic Bladerunner-esque city scape with a highly cinematic story made everybody talk about it. I was only 10 at the time of the original release and even I vividly remember watching the gameplay and being mesmerised. Of course it didn’t become quite as legendary as other games of its time thanks to some awkward gameplay, but it always stayed in the memory.
The third game in the series is here thanks to the Square Enix Collective where developers pitched ideas to make games based around dormant franchises the huge publisher has down the back of the sofa. Forever Entertainment (of Hollow and Violett fame) and Sushee came up with a winning idea it seems with Fear Effect Sedna which is a rather different take on the franchise, this time being an isometric action game. It could be interesting and we are raring to give it a shot. We are also excited to see the upcoming remake of the first game!
Fear Effect Sedna is due for release on the 6th of March
Kirby Star Allies
The second big Nintendo published title of the year, Kirby Star Allies is Nintendo’s loveable pink destroyer of world’s first HD adventure, at least in his traditional platforming style. After mixed reaction to his Wii U effort, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, this little guy has a lot to prove on Nintendo’s new home console.
This looks set to follow in the footsteps of both entries on the 3DS but also the Wii’s Return to Dreamland with a large focus on multiplayer action. With new abilities as well as being able to combine them this definitely looks like a must-have for the Nintendo Switch. I for one cannot wait to inhale some poor old inhabitants of Dreamland once again. We’re definitely raring to review this one for you guys and it’s arguably the most important release of the year so far.
Kirby Star Allies is due for release on the 16th of March.
Attack on Titan 2
Attack on Titan is probably one of the more modern manga and anime series to really have a whirlwind success and be considered a top tier franchise. The giant slaying antics are ripe for exploitation in video games and so it’s no wonder we’re excited to play Attack on Titan 2 on the Nintendo Switch. We’ve already had a hands-on with it which seems positive and it won’t be long until we have a review copy in our hands.
Developed by the relentless Omega Force and published by Koei Tecmo this cel-shaded romp continues from where the original game left off and recounts the manga volumes. This time the story mode is playable in co-op and gives you the ability to create your own character, something I’m sure fans of the series will be very happy about.
Attack on Titan 2 is due for release on the 20th March.
Penny Punching Princess
Our final entry is also a bit of a cheeky one since it doesn’t come it in March, at least not in North America. Our brothers across the pond have to wait until early April before they can get their hands up on it, compared to the late March release in Europe.
Penny Punching Princess presents a whacky concept like most NIS America titles do, but at least this one is a basic concept. You are a princess who is a greedy little so and so wanting all of the cash in the world. Basically a female version of Wario. This isometric brawler definitely has some unique concepts we’re eager to try out. Watching trailers, it all looks a bit mental as you bring out your money counter to bribe your way to success. Or you could just use your fists to smash everything away!
It’s looks weird, it sounds cool and it may just have the right kind of therapeutic button mashing to make it worth a look. We’re definitely excited to do a review for it!
Penny Punching Princess is due for release on the 30th March in Europe and *cough* 3rd of April in North America.
As an addition here are some other interesting releases you may want to check out:
The Long Reach
Okay guys, these are the 5 games we are MOST excited about coming out in March. As always be sure to let us know which games you are most excited about, which ones should we have included in the list? Let us know in the comments below!