Games to Be Released on Nintendo Switch in March 2020
- 2020-02-27 14:30
Nintendo seems the only major console maker that hasn’t announced a major hardware update in 2020. Nintendo Switch, being quite an isolated platform, relies on exclusive premieres instead, and it pays. In March, we are to see at least six games – both new titles and relaunches.
Maybe the most ambitious of all the upcoming games is the new installment of the famous Animal Crossing series, one of those that bought Nintendo its fame. But others also either belong to famous franchises or may start them (and we’ll learn that years after). So, let’s go in order of appearance.
March 5: Murder by Numbers
It’s a detective story set in 1996, with criminal and retrofuturism creating an unforgettable mix. The protagonist is an actress starring in a detective show… until recently, she got fired, and her boss almost immediately was found dead. She is the primary suspect. But along with a reconnaissance robot, she does the detective’s work to find the real murderer.
The story is full of stories to follow, puzzles to solve, and logic to apply. Visually great, bright, and rich, this game is released on Steam on the same day. So, it’s a real premiere, and Switch goes just in time with other platforms.
March 6: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
Pokémon Home is just launched. Extensions for Pokémon Sword and Shield are still to come. But here is something to feed your Pokémania: a famous game from Game Boy Advance and DS is finally on Switch! This is a remake of quite unconventional games out of the Pokémon universe: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Red and Blue Rescue Team.
Logically, dungeon crawling is quite uncommon for this world. But so is walking the real streets, let alone playing on un-Nintendo devices at all. So these titles deserve a second chance, given that they are well revamped and optimized.
March 10: Langrisser I& II
Two more cult titles are reissued on Switch. Langrisser is a famous series of games combining RPG and strategy, with princes and magicians, dark invaders and sacred swords, and choices that change the fate of the continent and the way you should go to save it. The two games are now very similar both in terms of gameplay and visuals, so they are often published as a bundle – like in this case.
It’s a real Madeleine for those actively playing back in the early 1990s. And – finally! – the games are correctly translated into English (unlike that 1990s’ nightmare). All your base doesn't belong to us anymore.
March 20: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
This is arguably the longest awaited game of the month. Animal Crossing is one of the most peaceful and relaxing games ever, full of harmony, positive vibes, and reasons to smile. Your character returns to a village inhabited by anthropomorphic animals to assist them in everyday life and ger rewarded with their friendship. New Horizons will deliver lots of innovations, making life with animals so very fresh again. This one deserves a special review… And as soon as it’s out, you’ll be able to see dozens of these, as this is a real cult.
March 20: Doom 64
On the same day, just to keep the balance, here comes a new incarnation of one of the most violent games ever. This is a sequel of Doom II, released initially on Nintendo 64 in 1997 and heavily revamped since then. This time the demons that survived the previous massacre have grown stronger. Humankind is nearly extinguished. The soldiers sent to fight the demons didn’t make it. You are the only one to fight the demons and save the hope for humans! Combining sci-fi and mystics, armed with the BFG-9000 and other fantastic weapons, Doom 64 is still demanded after all these years.
March 27: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4
The famous game series based on just as famous manga series is still making its way to gamers’ hearts (and wallets). The fourth installment in the series is to hit the stores by the end of the month, and in this game, you’ll keep exploring the oceanic world of the One Piece universe through the eye of any playable character – and there are dozens of them.
Which of these games do you anticipate the most? Tell us what you think of them. Leave a comment, and we’ll appreciate that.