Coming to Stores: March 6th Edition

Poor guys. There’s a hefty list here that kicks off the gaming version of “March Madness.” Quarter one is set to end with a bang as March looks to have more releases than the past two months combined. This week, if Mass Effect 3 isn’t your cup of tea, there are still some options. ~ Don

Please note that dates are subject to change and these do not account for digital releases, which can sometimes be as important as retail releases. Don’s personal picks are highlighted in red.

Console

The Show knows how to hit homeruns

Multi-platform:

  • Tuesday, March 6 ~ Major League Baseball 2K12 (PS3, X360 and Wii)
  • Tuesday, March 6 ~ Blades of Time (PS3 and X360)
  • Tuesday, March 6 ~ Mass Effect 3 (PS3 and X360)
  • Tuesday, March 6 ~ Street Fighter X Tekken (PS3 and X360)
  • Tuesday, March 6 ~ Top Gun: Hardlock (PS3 and X360)

Playstation 3 only:

  • Tuesday, March 6 ~ MLB 12: The Show

It’s baseball season for games with the multi-platform Major League Baseball 2K12  hitting store shelves the same day as Sony’s exclusive MLB 12: The Show. If baseball isn’t your thing, Konami offers the chance to play a not-Laura-Croft-treasure-hunter in third-person action game Blades of Time. Street Fighter X Tekken also launches, blending two of the most popular fighting games into one box of goodness. The first of three airplane games set to release this month flies into stores carrying a popular name with it, Top Gun: Hardlock. We all know soft locks are no good. Last but not least, a little game called Mass Effect 3 comes out. It’s the third game in the series, so it is bound to be decent, and there has been just a tad bit of buzz about the game lately.

Handheld

If the bullet spray is like SOCOM 4, just aim in the middle. ;D

Nintendo (3)DS:

  • Tuesday, March 6 ~ Crush 3D (3DS)
  • Tuesday, March 6 ~ NCIS 3D (3DS)
  • Tuesday, March 6 ~ Major League Baseball 2K12 (DS)

SEGA hits the 3DS hard this week with Crush 3D. Blending 2D and 3D into one amusing-looking puzzle game, Crush 3D has even tempted me to play it and I don’t have a 3DS or like puzzle games, so that should say something. Fans of crime drama get NCIS 3D, which would probably play better on the 3DS than the Playstation 3 (which I reviewed it on last December).

Sony Playstation Vita

  • Tuesday, March 6 ~ MLB 12: The Show
  • Tuesday, March 6 ~ LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
  • Tuesday, March 6 ~ Unit 13

The silver screen makes its debut on the Vita, only in LEGO form with LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7. This game came out last Fall to consoles, but now you can earn those trophies on the go! Zipper, famous for starting the SOCOM series and MAG, brings their brand of shooting action to the palm of your hand with Unit 13. Based on what I played of the demo, the shooting was below my expectations but maybe if I gave it more time I would get used to it and be able to enjoy it more.

So there you have it. What are you buying this week? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Author: Don Parsons View all posts by
Starting out as a founding member of Gamingcore Podcast, Don ventured on to start Gameciety; which began as a podcast, and ended as a blog. Don now handles Vagary.tv's PR work, is part of the reviews staff and has various other little projects he does for the site.