Coming to Stores: March 19th Edition

You know, it’s been a full week since I have touched a video game. I tried to play a few things, Ace of Spades being one of them. I couldn’t get into that at all, though it was fun sniping miners (or whatever they are called). I got all sorts of excited when I heard about bacon-wrapped guns on Black Ops II, but that was for the Xbox crowd. So I didn’t play in protest. Finally though, this week I should get to play some Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, so let’s all hope that it is better than I anticipate it to be. Anyhow, here’s what is coming to stores this week..  ~ Don

Please note dates are subject to change, and these do not account for digital releases, which can sometimes be as important as retail releases. DLC is highlighted in blue. Digital releases (excluding PC-only titles) are highlighted in green.

Console/PC

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Multi-platform:

  • Tuesday, March 19 ~ The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (PS3, PC, Wii U, & Xbox 360)
  • Tuesday, March 19 ~ The Croods: Prehistoric Party! (Wii & Wii U)
  • Tuesday, March 19 ~ Assassin’s Creed 3: The Betrayal (PS3, PC, & Xbox 360)
  • Wednesday, March 21 ~ Alien Spidey (PC & Xbox 360)

Xbox 360 only:

  • Tuesday, March 19 ~ Gears of War: Judgement
  • Wednesday, March 20 ~ Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (XBLA – Digital release)

Playstation 3 only:

  • Tuesday, March 19 ~ Dollar Dash (PSN – Digital Release)
  • Thursday, March 21 ~ Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory

PC only:

  • Wednesday, March 20 ~ Patterns
  • Wednesday, March 20 ~ Retro/Grade
  • Thursday, March 21 ~ Trials Evolution: Gold Edition
  • Friday, March 22 ~ Resident Evil 6

Wii U only:

  • Monday, March 18 ~ LEGO City Undercover
  • Tuesday, March 19 ~ Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  • Tuesday, March 19 ~ Need for Speed Most Wanted U
  • Thursday, March 21 ~ Zen Pinball 2 

Gears of War is coming. Well, Gears of War: Judgement is coming from a joint effort between Epic Games and People Can Fly (both studios developed Bulletstorm for reference). Gears: Judgement takes place before the original game and is also the first game without the direction of one Cliffy B. Since the series was his baby, it should be interesting to see how it is handled without his hand in the pot.

The Wii U actually gets a handful of games this week, too. Making up for the past stretch of time no doubt. Need for Speed Most Wanted U speeds onto Nintendo’s newest console; you can read my review written on the PS3 version hereZen Pinballalso makes it’s debut on the Wii U this week. However, there is one new game that really has my interest- LEGO City Undercover. The LEGO games from TT Games just continue to get better, and this is the first one in awhile not based on a popular third-party IP. Using the gamepad for various things (communicator and crime scanner, for example) sounds pretty neat as well. This game was one of the two announced that made me want a Wii U.

While Telltale Games’ Walking Dead game was based around the comics of the Walking Dead universe, Terminal Velocity’s The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct uses the TV show for inspiration. Survival Instinct follows Darryl and Merle from the hit TV show. Also unlike the adventure game from Telltale, this is a shooter/action game. I do like Darryl as a character (and hate Meryl), which is why I will be playing it this week.

Handheld

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3DS/DS:

  • Tuesday, March 19 ~ Jewel Master: Cradle of Egypt 2 3D (3DS)
  • Tuesday, March 19 ~  Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS)
  • Tuesday, March 19 ~  The Croods: Prehistoric Party! (3DS/DS)

Playstation Vita:

  • Tuesday, March 19 ~  Dead or Alive 5 Plus

Are you picking anything up this week? Still trying to make it through your backlog? 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.