March 2016 Video Game Releases: 'Pokken Tournament,' 'Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD,' 'Hitman' And More


The month of March will be a good one for gamers this year, as these are several big titles scheduled to be released. Here are the games coming out, with two of the top titles being multi-platform, while the other two are exclusives for Nintendo Wii U.

The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Nintendo Wii U

Launching on March 4, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is more than just a visual upgrade to the earlier versions of the title that were available on Nintendo Gamecube and Nintendo Wii.

In addition to HD remastering, the title will feature increased difficulty through Hero mode, a new dungeon unlocked through the Wolf Link Amiibo, a new item named the Ghost Lantern, and support for the full Wii U gamepad.

Tom Clancy's The Division - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

The open-world multiplayer game by Ubisoft is geared for success, as evidenced by a record 6.4 million gamers participating in the beta version of the title. The figure is compared to the number of participants for the beta version of massively successful shooter Destiny in the summer of 2014, which saw 4.6 million gamers join.

Tom Clancy's The Division is set in New York City, in the aftermath of the spread of a deadly disease. It will be launched on March 8.

Hitman - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Preorders for the PlayStation 4 version of Hitman were mysteriously cancelled in January, but gamers were told not to panic. The hiccup was due to the decision of Square Enix and IO Interactive to transform the game into an episodic one.

Upon the game's launch on March 11, gamers will be able to play the Prologue and Paris location. The next location, Italy, will be released in April, followed by Morocco in May.

Pokken Tournament - Nintendo Wii U

Pokken Tournament is a Tekken-inspired fighting game featuring Pokémon as the playable characters. The game, which is already playable in arcade machines in Japan, has a global release date of March 18.

The game features a two-tier fighting system, with competitors gaining access to different abilities depending on their distance from their opponent.

Among the known Battle Pokémon, or main fighters, are Pikachu, Machamp, Gardevoir, Charizard, Shadow Mewtwo and Suicune. Support Pokémon will be assisting the main fighters, and they come in pairs such as Frogadier and Eevee, Mismagius and Ninetales, and Farfetch'd and Electrode.

Other games being released in March include:

Mortal Kombat XL (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) - March 1
Kolhat (PlayStation 4) - March 8
The Guest (PC) - March 10
Deathsmiles (PC) - March 10
Samurai Warriors 4 Empires (PlayStation 4) - March 11
WWE 2K16 (PC) - March 11
EA Sports UFC 2 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One) - March 15
Need for Speed (PC) - March 15
Republique (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) - March 22
Alienation (PlayStation 4) - March 23
TrackMania Turbo (PlayStation 4) - March 25
Hyrule Warriors Legends (Nintendo 3DS) - March 25
MLB The Show 16 (PlayStation 4) - March 29
Resident Evil 6 re-release (PlayStation 4, Xbox One) - March 29
Nights of Azure (PlayStation 4) - March 29
MXGP 2 The Official Motocross Video game (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) - March 31

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