We’re almost halfway into February and I am already feeling excited about the games releasing in March 2021. I mean, I’m still pretty addicted to a couple of games that came out back in 2020, such as Cyberpunk 2077 and Ori and the Will of the Wisps, but I am also ready to embrace some newcomers into my gaming life.
First up on the list of games releasing in March 2021 is Balan Wonderworld. It’s set to be released on March 26 for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, and the Nintendo Switch. There is also a free demo you can check out on Steam.
Balan Wonderland is a platform game that revolves around protagonists Leo and Emma as they set out to explore the Wonderworld, a world where fiction and reality are mixed. There’s also their maestro Balan, and that’s all I am going to say about that.
The game is very casual and fun, with over 80 collectible costumes to find, each providing different abilities to the player. Balan Wonderworld has 12 stories – each filled with minigames, hidden rewards and collectibles – and a very large world to explore, known as the Isle of Tims.
It takes Two
Who loves co-op games? I love co-op games! From Wii’s Donkey Kong Returns to the Xbox co-op version of Halo and even Left 4 Dead, I just love playing videogames and I love hanging out with my friends, so why not do both?
Well It takes Two is perfect for that. It is scheduled to release on March 26, and it’s a co-op only game, meaning you can only play it when you have another player to do it with you. The main characters are Cody and May, two people who were magically turned into dolls and must work together to find a way to return to the real world and their real bodies.
The game gives a lot of Pixar vibes, which is pretty cool. Don’t believe me? Take a look:
King’s Bounty II
As some of you probably know, I am a big history fan and I can’t wait to play King’s Bounty II. I admit I wasn’t a huge fan of the first game, but it was simply because the graphics had no magic to them. Well, King’s Bounty II has fixed just that. The game looks absolutely stunning and the story seems pretty compelling.
What is it about? Well, you start off by choosing one of three characters, and then you get to explore the kingdom of Antara, set your own path. But the best part is that each decision will set you on a different path, linked to the ideals of Strength, Art, Order, or Anarchy. What you do influences everything around you, and you can choose to be the ultimate good guy, or a bad boy / girl.
There is no specific date for release, but developer Deep Silver have promised a March 2021 release.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Kena:Bridge of Spirits looks so amazing! The graphics are dreamy and the story sounds very thrilling. The player controls Kena, a young spirit guide that has magical abilities. Kena’s job is to help the spirits of deceased people cross over into the other side. Sometimes it is an easy job, other times it takes some work.
While helping souls cross over, Kena also tries to restore her now abandoned hometown to its former glory. How does Kena go about this? With the help of the most adorable creatures in the world: the Rot.
The name doesn’t say much, but the Rot are small and adorable spirit companions that can be directed towards certain tasks, such as moving objects, assuming certain shapes, and distracting enemies.
Kena:Bridge of Spirits is set to be released in March 2021, though there is no specific date just yet.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
The Yakuza series has been around for a while and Yakuza: Like a Dragon is its latest release. I get that the game originally came out in 2020, but it is now getting remade for PS5, so for those lucky players who already got their hands on a PS5, it’s time to check this game out.
This game doesn’t follow the typical Yakuza series story, which tends to be focused on Kiryu. Instead, the story is all about a simple man by the name of Ichiban Kasuga, trying to live a normal life after abandoning the Tojo Clan. The clan had left him to rot in jail for almost two decades, so he decides to uncover the reason for his clan’s betrayal.
The rest of the story you’ll have to figure out on your own.
And that is our list of the must-play games releasing in March 2021! You may have noticed that I am a lot more excited for Kena: Bridge of Spirits and It takes Two than for every other game on the list. Feel free to let me know which of these upcoming games gets you the most excited, or if I skipped a major game you like.
Thank you so much for reading, and stay tuned to SQUAD for more monthly upcoming games lists!