Ghost Recon Wildlands (Ubisoft): 7 March
Ghost Recon goes open world in Wildlands, as part of some sort of unholy union between Ubisoft’s tendencies towards open worlds and anything with the name Tom Clancy on it. You’ll apparently be infiltrating and destroying Bolivian drug cartels, either solo or with some co-op pals. As of E3 2016, coming in March 2017.
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (Capcom): 7 March
The much-beloved fighting title appears on PC in March 2017. Featuring a total of 50 characters, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom® 3 pits the most powerful characters from the Marvel and Capcom universes against each other in the ultimate clash of heroes.
P.A.M.E.L.A (NVYVE Studios): 9 March
In P.A.M.E.L.A, players wake up from a cryosleep in Eden, a fallen utopian city. Being a sci-fi game, there is of course an A.I called Pamela, a lone A.I that will help you surive in the city and also augment your character with special abilities. Loot hunting and character augment upgrades will play a part in the exploration as you attempt to find out what’s happened. Meanwhile, Eden’s security team will make life difficult as you attempt to master the power systems to keep elevators and vendor kiosks functioning.
Dead Rising 4 Steam Release (Capcom): 14 March
Explore, scavenge and fight to survive in an open world sandbox on the brink of the next zombie apocalypse.
Styx: Shards of Darkness (Cyanide Studios): 14 March
The sneaky gobbo will be back for another round of stealth infiltrations. Expect more vertical level design, an expanded levelling system for Styx and more fluid movement.
Future Unfolding (Spaces of Play): 15 March
Top-down exploration and puzzle game which frankly looks rather mesmerizing.
Nier: Automata (AQ Interactive): 17 March
The follow-up to Nier will be heading to the PC in “early 2017”. It was originally coming out alongside the PS4 version (March), but those plans appear to have changed and the PC release will now be later. Square Enix are being a bunch of sillies about confirming the launch date, but it looks like 17 March.
2Dark (Gloomywood): 17 March (UK)
Frédérick Raynal (Alone in the Dark) returns with a top-down stealth-ish title about rescuing kids from extremely grisly fates.
Mass Effect: Andromeda (BioWare): 21 March (23 March in Europe)
Two E3s have passed without a whole lot of specifics being revealed about this game; but there’s said to be more exploration, more Mako (yay?) and, one can assume, more romances. It is BioWare, after all. You’re not playing as Shepard this time (you’re ‘Ryder’ instead), and it all takes place far, far away from the events of the first trilogy. Confirmed for release on 21/23 March.
Troll and I (Spiral House): 21 March (24 March in Europe)
Third-person action-puzzle title featuring the unlikely bond between young Otto and his troll pal. Fight off foes and solve puzzles, either in single player or local co-op (split screen).
Toukiden 2 (Tecmo Koei): 21 March (24 March in Europe)
Time to bash the Oni again in TK’s spin on Monster Hunter. The PC version is confirmed to run at 60fps this time, but it remains to be seen if the rest is up to scratch.
Rain World (Adult Swin Games): 28 March
March 28 is when the cute little white Slugcat bounds onto PC screens in a fight for survival. As Slugcat, he/she finds themselves separated from their family in a strange industrial wasteland following a flood.
Slugcat will need to avoid the many strange creatures in Rain World, it’s a living ecosystem and each encounter will offer new challenges. It’s an odd looking game but is surprisingly charming.
Routine (LunarSoftware): March
Set on an abandoned Moon Base, Routine looks like it could be one of the more interesting first person horror titles of recent times.
Impact Winter (Mojo Bones): Q1
Jacob Solomon has 30 days in which to keep his fellow survivors alive before help arrives. Are you up to the task?
The Mandate (Perihelion): Q1
The much-delayed Kickstarter is scheduled for an early 2017 release. It’s aiming to do Pirates! in space, so hopefully it’ll be worth the wait.
Vikings – Wolves of Midgard (Games Farm): Q1 2017
ARPG full of Viking lads. The Jotan are back, and they’re not best pleased with the Gods of Asgard.