Monthly Game Roundup: March 2014 [Updated: 3.3.14]

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Here we go, the games of March 2014! I know you’re excited as I am – so let’s just dive right into the games!

 

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Awesomenauts features the most awesome mercenaries in the galaxy in their fight for territorial supremacy. Awesomenauts brings Space frogs with mohawks, giant robots, and lots of other mighty aliens to the two-dimensional console battlefield.

Combining classic platforming-action with modern online multiplayer functionality, the action-packed gameplay offers everything the 16-bit generation and modern gamers love.

 

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Earn your place alongside Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman and aid them in a hysterical adventure to save South Park as only fourth-graders can. From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes an epic quest to become … cool.

 

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Master Reboot is a haunting first person sci-fi adventure game. To house your Soul, a family member (or yourself before you die) purchases an island on the Soul Cloud where the server will generate rooms, houses or skyscrapers that hold each and every memory from the deceased’s past, or of memories of their choosing. The game starts with you being uploaded to the Soul Cloud but something has gone wrong and you wake up on a beach not knowing who or where you are. It’s up to you to explore, solve puzzles and try to piece together your life and death.

 

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Join Hatsune Miku in Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- F, featuring selections from her popular songs. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F features 38 unique songs including popular tracks like Tell Your World and Black★Rock Shooter. Players can create and share their own Miku videos in “Edit Mode” and can customize the popular diva with over 90 costumes and 100 accessories.

 

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The 15th installment in the long-loved Atelier series, Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky, is a direct sequel to Atelier Ayesha. For the first time on PlayStation 3, Atelier series players can choose to follow the story from the perspective of two different characters — Escha Malier or “Logy” Logix Ficsario — a novelty that offers a unique story perspective and gameplay experience. Escha’s story is a delightful tale of the everyday adventures of an alchemist that Atelier series’ fans love, whereas Logy’s story follows a darker approach filled with traditional RPG elements and focused on world exploration.

 

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Putty sets out on a quest to save his kidnapped friends in this classic platforming adventure. He stretches! He attacks! He inflates! He absorbs everything around him! That’s putty!

 

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Enter the land of TowerFall with your friends and engage in the noble and brutal tradition of bow-and-arrow combat. TowerFall is an archery combat platformer for 1-4 players, with an arcade co-op mode and hilarious, intense versus matches. The core mechanics are simple and accessible, but combat is fast and fierce. The focus is on player mastery and friendly rivalry.

 

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Face the challenge once again in this sequel to the hardcore action RPG. Dark Souls II features a new hero, a new storyline, and an unfamiliar world for players to survive in while delivering its signature brand of unrelenting punishment that players hunger for. Epic battles with gruesome enemies and blood-thirsty bosses await adventurers as they traverse through a devastated world filled with death and despair; only those who are strong willed or cunning can survive this journey to achieve great glory. Players seeking to share their experience will discover a revamped server-based multiplayer mode that puts a distinct Dark Souls II twist on the concept of playing with others.

 

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The main character of Vessel is M. Arkwright, an inventor who creates a liquid-composed labor-performing automaton, called the Fluro. He creates this automaton in order to perform laborious tasks more efficiently than human beings. However, the Fluros begin to run amok, and cause the world’s machinery to malfunction.

In order to restore the machinery back to a functioning status, Arkwright must travel through the world of Vessel and fix the broken parts. In addition to creating the Fluro automaton, he creates Seeds, which are small devices that allow him to control an area’s surrounding liquid and transform it into a Fluro. This newly created Fluro can then be used to fix the machinery by influencing it on where to go and what to do.

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Assuming control of the legendary Snake (a.k.a. Big Boss), players are charged with the infiltration of Camp Omega where both Paz and Chico are held. The hostages hold key information concerning Snake and his private military organization that Snake and his ally Kaz Miller must prevent from being exposed. Ground Zeroes charts the rescue and the subsequent fallout that leads into the beginning of the The Phantom Pain. Ground Zeroes also acts as a bridge between previous Metal Gear Solid titles, easing players into the vaunted open world of MGSV.

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SteamWorld Dig is a platform mining adventure. Take the role as Rusty, a lone mining steambot, as he arrives to an old mining town in great need. Dig your way through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering the ancient threat that lurks below.

 

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Square Enix brings back two of the most popular RPGs of all time with bundle of the HD remasterings of Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X!

 

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In Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, players will battle fierce zombies as Yaiba, a cyborg ninja who will do anything to get revenge and stay alive. Cleaved in two, he is brought back to life with cyber-technology. Brandishing his ninja sword and the mecha weapons in his cyborg arm, he slaughters zombies with brutal, over-the-top abandon.

 

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The skies will be set aflame and the seas will overflow with wreckage in Vlambeer’s stylish arcade shooter LUFTRAUSERS! Select from over 125 combinations of weapons, bodies, and propulsion systems and take to the skies to battle enemy fighter planes, battleships, submarines, and rival aces for glory, honor, and high scores.

 

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A new hero (or is it anti-hero) gains amazing powers in this new chapter in the action franchise Infamous by Sucker Punch.

 

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Two powerful witches have been battling one another for over a hundred years. Now, the Swamp Witch has unleashed the legendary Dark Knights, and seeks to destroy the Forest Witch once and for all!

 

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Gomez is a 2D creature living in a 2D world. Or is he? When the existence of a mysterious 3rd dimension is revealed to him, Gomez is sent out on a journey that will take him to the very end of time and space. Unearth the mysteries of the past and discover the truth about reality and perception. Change your perspective and look at the world in a different way.

 

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From the producer of Fatal Frame comes the re-imagining of the classic Tecmo game series Deception (also known as Trapt, or Kagero.) First released in 1996 on the PlayStation, the Deception series uniquely focuses in giving players a taste of what it’s like to play on the side of evil by using a wide variety of imaginative traps to exact revenge on their adversaries. Deception IV: Blood Ties once again delves into the darkness with strategy-focused action gameplay, allowing players to defeat enemies by luring them through traps to their doom.

 

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With the Cauldron shattered and the cycle broken, Ragna begins his final mission: Hunt down the villainous Terumi. Noel’s life and the fate of the entire world hang in the balance as the Bloodedge marches toward one last confrontation in this exciting 2D fighting game.

 

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In the second episode of Burial at Sea, you become Elizabeth as she seeks to bring closure to her story, and to BioShock Infinite’s. Like Episode 1, this DLC features Rapture as you’ve never seen it before and gameplay has been modified to give the player an original BioShock combat experience that merges the best parts of BioShock and BioShock Infinite.

 

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Dust, emotion, simulation, authenticity, amazing jumps and the fight to the first position. These are the key elements of MXGP, The Official Motocross Videogame, based on one of the most adrenaline filled and challenging Championship events ever. . The aim? Win the World championship title match by match. Authentic racing features have been included into the game that will inspire Motocross lovers and race fans. MXGP features all the riders, teams, bikes and rules from the official MXGP 2013 calendar including a redesigned career mode for living the feelings of the Motocross.

 

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Stealth Inc. is a fast-paced 2D stealth platform game, featuring brutal hazards, ruthless enemies, fiendish puzzles and red pixels galore. With gameplay that has been likened to both Metal Gear Solid and Super Meat Boy, Stealth Bastard invites you to jump, sneak, and be chunked through 28 levels — and once you’ve mastered those, to try your hand at the in-game level editor to share, play and rate the community’s creations from around the world.

 

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Strike Suit Zero is an action-packed arcade space shooter set in the final hours of a future Earth. The clock is ticking; your planet is about to be destroyed and its only hope is the Strike Suit — an advanced, transforming spacecraft that empowers you with ludicrous firepower and awesome abilities. Every second is precious; you’ll be forced to fight with fury, choose targets on instinct and make snap decisions that will not only affect the outcome of your mission but your path through the game and the ultimate destiny of seven billion lives.

 

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Don Bradman Cricket 14 brings exciting cricket action right to your living room! The game features a fully featured fielding system, a complete player physics system with individual attributes including weight and height, the Cricket Academy which allows for unparalleled customization of your Cricket experience, and much more.

 

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Attention: All game dates are subject to change. Games appearing in this list might not actually release this month and games not appear on this list may release this month.

 

Written by Kyle Jessee

Kyle Jessee

Your lone Kentucky writer on staff. Loves the Big Blue Nation, rock music, and Resistance 2 (the best in the series).

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  • Brien B.

    Love this kind of content, good job Kyle.

  • IRISHJOE13

    I 100% agree with Brien B.