Release dates for the most anticipated games: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC – March 20The month of March 2020 is packed with new releases, from Animal Crossing: New Horizons to the long-awaited return of Half-Life, and much more! Let’s discover them together!
Apart from a few big games that arrived in January and February, the year 2020 has had a fairly quiet start, but that’s all going to change this month. The month of March is marked by a series of highly anticipated releases for each platform, since the arrival of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the long-awaited return of the Half-Life series, and many more.
But these aren’t the only headline titles coming out this month. Nioh 2, the sequel to the popular Dark Souls-inspired samurai game, will be released on March 13, while Bleeding Edge, Ninja Theory’s PvP brawler, will arrive on March 24. And to top it all off, Persona 5 Royal, an expanded version of one of the best games of 2017.
This is just a small preview of this month’s releases. To give you a taste of what’s in store for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch, we’ve put together below all the biggest games from March 2020. To get a better idea of what’s coming this year, be sure to check out our list of game release dates in 2020.20
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) – March 20, 2020
Nintendo’s beloved life simulator series makes its much-anticipated debut on 20 March with the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This time around, instead of settling in a pre-existing village, you’ll settle on a deserted island, where you can build your town from scratch. That’s not all that’s new in New Horizons; the game features a series of quality of life improvements, including the ability to terraform your island. It also makes clever use of the Nintendo Switch Online mobile application with an add-on service called NookLink, which allows you to scan patterns and chat by text with other players.
Doom Eternal (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – March 20, 2020
Ironically, he arrives next to Animal Crossing: New Horizons on March 20 is Doom Eternal, the anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed 2016 Doom reboot. Like its predecessor, Eternal is a ruthlessly violent shooter that pits you against the forces of Hell, which this time have overtaken the Earth. While the basic gameplay remains the same, Doom Eternal introduces a series of new weapons into the game, as well as new traverse options. An asymmetric multiplayer mode, called Battlemode, completes the package. A player of Doom Eternal faces two demons controlled by the player. Doom Eternal will also be available on Nintendo Switch later this year.
Half-Life: Alyx (PC – VR) – March 23, 2020
After more than a decade of inactivity, Valve’s beloved series of shots finally makes a comeback this month with the release of Half-Life: Alyx. Set between the events of the first Half-Life and its sequel, the game follows the eponymous Alyx Vance and his father, Eli, as they are relocated to City 17 after the Seven Hour War. Half-Life: Alyx can only be played in RV, but Valve assures that it is a full Half-Life game in its own right, with a campaign roughly as long as Half-Life 2. The game is compatible with a range of RV headsets, including Valve’s Index; if you choose one before the end of last year, you’ll be able to get Half-Life: Alyx for free.