2020 has been a big year for big delays but there are still plenty of games worth playing being released. I’ve compiled a list of 15 games that are releasing or have already released this month. I’ve tried to stick to games that have a solid specific release date rather than an ambiguous March 2020 date. If I missed something you’re interested in! Please let me know in the comments!
Bombing Quest released into Steam early access on March 4th, 2020.
When I was a kid, my dad often took me to a truck stop arcade that had a version of Bomberman in it. I adored that game and as an adult, I’ve never been able to find which version it was I used to play. The concept has a special place in my heart though and Bomber Quest takes the core gameplay of Bomberman and sticks it into a single-player RPG.
Bombing Quest promises a story with Bomberman style gameplay and RPG like upgrades. A modern take on the classic formula could turn out to be an incredible concoction and I really enjoyed the look of the beasties in the trailer and how they interact with the bombs.
While I doubt Bombing Quest can scratch that nostalgic itch I’ve always looked for, it still looks like it an incredibly fun Bomberman inspired game.
Baron: Fur Is Gonna Fly
I’ve gained quite an interest in chaotic party games lately and Baron: Fur Is Gonna Fly fits that bill to the letter. You can play up to 8 people locally or against bots in quirky side-scrolling aerial dogfighting action.
The game features four types of aircraft, eight characters and thirteen powers you can use to smash other players; such as giant anvils and freeze rays.
Baron looks lightweight and easy to pick up and play with a group of friends. Not many games support up to 8 local players, so that’s really neat and
Broomstick league releases to Steam early access on March 5th, 2020.
If you were a Harry Potter kid like me, you either wished that quidditch was a real sport, or you’re lying. Broomstick league isn’t quidditch, but eh, it’s close enough.
Imagine soccer on played on flying Broomsticks where you could cast a blast spell to take the ball from other players and a blink spell to put some distance between you and the other team. That is Broomstick League in a nutshell.
I don’t play sports games or even watch actual sports. But I can totally get behind the concept of Broomstick league. Sure I still can’t be a beater or seeker, but let’s be real, the actual rules for Quidditch were rubbish anyway.
Yes, Your Grace
Yes, Your Grace releases to Steam on March 6th 2020.
Yes, Your Grace is a kingdom management RPG inspired by Slavic Folklore with a very unique style of gameplay. As the king, you must see to the needs of petitioners each day and decide who to help with your limited resources, and who to ignore. Dealing with the consequences of both choices.
You will also make alliances, hire hunters and witches and do other kingly things. Yes, Your Grace looks like an incredibly unique flavor of Kingdom management game that is very personal and hands-on compared to other titles in the genre.
Deep Space Battle Simulator
Deep Space Battle Simulator releases into Steam early access on March 6th, 2020.
Deep Space Battle Simulator looks to be a deep round-based multiplayer game where two teams each work together to run a huge capital ship in space combat.
Players must navigate, reroute power, and manage shields to keep their ship operable, but they can also pilot small fighter craft or even board and sabotage the enemy.
Games like Deep Space Battle Simulator need to build a strong player base to be successful, but in a climate full of Battle Royals and Hero Shooters, I definitely want to throw my hat in support of such a cool and unique idea.
Horizon’s Gate releases to Steam on March 9th, 2020.
Horizon’s Gate looks to be a freeform game where you can follow a path or forge your own. The combat both on land and sea is tactically turn-based and you can create your own crew made from eight races and 34 classes.
I’m a bit of a sucker for ships and sailing, so the setting itself really appeals to me as does the freedom and turn-based combat. Horizon’s Gate is also vaguely connected to two other games by the same developer, both of which are rated well, so that’s a good sign!
State Of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition
When State Of Decay 2 first released, I had a very rocky relationship with it. The potential was there but was severely squandered due to any lack of challenge in a zombie survival game of all things. Undead Labs eventually updated it with two new deep and challenging difficulty modes and it turned my entire stance around. I reviewed it shortly after and in my opinion, it is the top zombie survival game available today.
Juggernaut edition releases on March 13th as a free upgrade to current owners and even game pass. It also hits Steam for the first time. The Juggernaut edition features a new map, entire new weapon type, graphical improvements and if you aren’t an owner yet, it includes all three previous add ons.
State Of Decay 2 is already a fantastic game, and it is going to be even better very soon.
Party Arena: Board Game Battler
Party Arena: Board Game Battler releases to Steam on March 20th, 2020.
I haven’t been a Nintendo gamer since the Gamecube, but some of my fondest memories were the Mario Party games. It’s a niche that is honestly pretty lacking outside of the Nintendo ecosystem.
Party Arena looks like it might scratch that itch a little. Players compete on a board game-style overworld and take part in various mini-games. Supposedly more mini-games will be added every two weeks. That would be really rad if true.
Unlike Mario Party, party arena does not feature dice roles, emphasizing skill over luck. I’m very interested to see how this turns out.
Mists Of Noyah
Mists of Noyah releases into Steam early access on March 25th 2020.
Mists Of Noyah is a co-op survival RPG where you hunt for resources during the day and become hunted at night. The combat looks to be very action-oriented but you also must protect your fort or you lose the game.
Some types of monsters will even construct forts of their own, requiring you to venture out and deal with it personally. Mists Of
Survival is my top genre, so Mists of Noyah is definitely on my radar.
Iron Danger releases to Steam on March 25th 2020.
Iron Danger is a tactical real-time RPG with an incredibly unique twist, you can rewind time by five seconds at any time. Iron Danger features highly interactive environments that you can use, such as knocking a tree on a foe. Combining the dynamic nature of combat with the time rewind mechanic should add all kinds of strategical gameplay for crafty players.
From what I have seen, the combat looks really solid and the time mechanic is a real ace. If the rest of the game holds up just as well, we might have a serious banger on our hands.
Miner’s Mettle enters Steam early access on March 26th, 2020.
Miner’s Mettle is a realtime artillery game about weaponized trains. You can play online or single-player as you control a fleet of trains on large maps and battle it out.
You have to gather resources and obtain upgrades to keep pace during the fight as one of four factions. Artillery games can be super cool, Worms is the most well known, but serious gems like Worbital also exist. The train idea is a novel one, and I cant wait to see it in action.
Starport Delta releases to Steam on March 27th, 2020.
Starport Delta looks like a beautiful strategy game where you are tasked with building a custom space station. The design itself is hex-based and you can get different bonuses based on how you layout your station.
Players will also need to contend with pirates, space worms and other disasters. Starport Delta seems very macro, the focus seems to be on how players handle the bigger picture as opposed to micromanagement.
I’m usually not a fan of city builders, but Starpoint Delta caught my eye with its interesting presentation. It’s never a bad idea to try and expand your horizons.
Fates of Ort
Fates of Ort releases to Steam on March 31st, 2020.
Fates of Ort is a realtime retro RPG but time stops when you do, giving you precious time to think. Magic is a big deal in the game and while powerful, using it drains your own life so players must exercise caution.
The game features twelve spells that can be combined with elements for different effects. The game claims that you control the pace, able to take on the final battle whenever you wish if you think you’re ready.
If choices matter as much as the game claims, it could end up being highly replayable. It would also be nice to have a good RPG with multiple endings that boil down to more than which color you get. Yes, it has been a long time, yes I’m still mad.
Operencia: The Stolen Sun
Operencia is a retro-style dungeon crawler with strategical turn-based combat, puzzles, robust difficulty settings and talented voice acting.
I’ve never played it despite the fact it’s already released to some platforms I play on. But I’m certainly intrigued by its array of difficulty settings, including a neat cartographer mode where you need to plot out the maps personally.
Dungeon Crawlers aren’t usually my style, but I do love turn-based games so I may need to give this one a whirl.
Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord
Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord enters Steam early access on March 31st, 2020.
Honestly, you have probably heard of Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord already. But I had to include it on this list anyway simply because it is my personal most anticipated game at the moment.
I’ve waited every year with bated breath and was met with crushing disappointment, but no more, it’s finally arriving and this month!.
If you somehow don’t know. Bannerlord is a sequel to the most incredible medieval RPG simulation sandbox ever conceived. At the time, there was really nothing else like it and even today it’s aged surprisingly well.
Am I setting myself up for disappointment from manufactured expectations sets over years of anticipation? Probably, and I have only myself to blame. But here’s hoping it turns out to be a great game anyway!
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