The Best Console Game Releases for March: Zelda Breath of the Wild, Ghost Recon Wildlands, Mass Effect, The Show 17 and more

It’s pretty hard to believe, but the release of Nintendo Switch, its entire launch lineup, and the near perfect Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is just the tip of the iceberg this month. After some major releases last month, we are seeing some big-time console titles dropping in March headlined by the massive open-world of Ghost Recon Wildlands, the flashy Platinum Games combat of Nier Automata and the fate of the human race in Mass Effect Andromeda.

Head below for all the details, some gameplay footage, and just released/pre-order discounts:

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Nintendo Switch/Wii U — March 3rd

It is finally here! The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild deserved every bit of hype it got ahead of its release. It has received loads of perfect 10 review scores and is widely considered to be one of the best games Nintendo has ever made. Oh, and we are giving away a copy of it along with the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller in this week’s 9to5Rewards.

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Nintendo Switch/Wii U $60 or $48 shipped for Prime members

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands PS4/Xbox One/PC — March 7th

Ghost Recon is back! With a nearly 6 year gap since the last title in the series, the Ghosts are back in what Ubisoft claims is the largest open-world it has ever created. Players are tasked with taking down a massive drug ring in Bolivia. Along with a plethora of vehicle options and weapon customizations, the series’ tactical 4-player action is back.

You Decide Your Attack Plan – Play every mission the way you want. Utilize stealth, execute tactical plans or come out guns blazing.

You Decide Where To Explore – the diverse Bolivian weather and terrain will impact your world and gameplay.

You Decide The Cartel’s Fate – Infiltrate enemy territories and take down cartel leaders to break the hostile Santa Blanca organization.

You Decide Your Ghosts – Lead your Ghost team solo or join friends in seamless drop-in, drop-out co-op.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands $60 or $48 shipped for Prime members

Nier: Automata PS4 — March 7th

This is Platinum Games melee action at its finest. You will assume the role of the stylish Android B2 to slice and dice your way through hoards of bots across a post-apocalyptic game world. Anyone familiar with Metal Gera Rising or Bayonetta will be right at home here. Reviews are in, and they look great.

Action-Packed Battles – Players switch between melee and ranged attacks in battle against hordes of enemies and challenging bosses across a variety of open field maps…Beautifully Desolate Open-World – The game joins together beautiful vistas and locations with no area loading. Environments contain a wealth of sub-events in addition to the main storyline.

Nier: Automata PS4 $60 or $48 shipped for Prime members

Mass Effect: Andromeda PS4/Xbox One/PC — March 7th

Commander Shepard and the rest of the cast of the Mass Effect series has garnered a strong following among hardcore gamers. The highly anticipated Andromeda is the fourth game in the series and the first to take gamers on a brand new adventure with Sara/Scott Ryder. You can get a complete breakdown of the new combat systems and character enhancements in the video above. 

Mass Effect: Andromeda takes players to the Andromeda galaxy, far beyond the Milky Way. There, players will lead our fight for a new home in hostile territory as the Pathfinder-a leader of military-trained explorers. This is the story of humanity’s next chapter, and player choices throughout the game will ultimately determine our survival.

Mass Effect: Andromeda PS4/Xbox One/PC $60 or $48 shipped for Prime members

MLB The Show 17 PS4 — March 28th 

Everyone’s favorite baseball game is back this month on PS4. Along with the usual yearly bump in visual fidelity and improved AI (more details in the video above), you can expect a much deeper experience with the RPG and Retro Modes and more:

Road to The Show: Take complete control in our RPG mode, with new opportunities to make decisions on AND off the field that change the path of your career…Retro Mode: A retro-sim inspired game play experience that pays homage to the classic baseball games many of us grew up on…New Ways to Play: Now with new managerial and gameplay options that provide different levels of acceleration to progress your franchise while maintaining the control you want to.

MLB The Show 17 PS4 $60 or $48 shipped for Prime members

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