Updated: Apr 24
Written by the Streamcast
I love Spring. This year, 1st March is Pancake Day so that's already the perfect start to the season. Love is sure to be in the air and that air will be considerably warmer than what we've had to suffer in the past few months.
If you thought February had a banging list of games, just wait until you see what's coming out from March onwards! Here are just five of our most anticipated Spring titles.
Of course all release dates below are correct at the time of writing so these are always subject to change or delay.
1. WWE 2K22
It hits different!
It would be an understatement to say that WWE 2K20 was a disaster. In fact, this is the last chance I’m willing to give this franchise. I have not been much of a fan since 2K acquired the rights to this series but I am willing to give 2K22 a fair shot.
The trailers we have seen so far are promising and with ‘MyGM’ Mode set to make a return, this game looks to incorporate the features that made the original SmackDown! games successful.
My favourite thing about the old games was the original storylines provided in story mode. The recent games have taken the approach to retell the greatest matches in a singular person’s or faction’s career and 2K’s decision to recap Rey Mysterio’s career is one I cannot disagree with.
Certain people have had the privilege of play-testing the game and the overall response has been positive so I’m looking forward to lacing my boots up on 11th March, on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, PS4 and PS5.
2. Ghostwire: Tokyo
I know “great graphics” is something we use to describe many games nowadays but this game’s visuals are truly next level.
This stunning game is filled with mystery and it seems that people have been disappearing. Something weird is definitely happening with headless beings wandering around and it’s up to you to bring peace back to Tokyo.
The game gives off GANTZ vibes and the character we take control of exhibits elemental powers including wind, fire and water.
It feels like we haven’t had a good first person perspective game in a while so I’m excited to get this game and figure out just what on Earth is going on.
This game is set for release on 25th March for the PS5 and PC.
3. In Nightmare
Ah, another 'nightmare' game, my favourite!
If you like games such as Little Nightmares and Resident Evil or if you've played Song of Horror, I think this is definitely a game for you.
The art style of this game is as cute as it is terrifying and you will have to solve puzzle after puzzle in this daunting experience.
You play as a young boy who escapes the trauma of his daily life, avoiding the wreckage of his broken home and in the same way, you will have to escape from your enemies and avoid all sorts of traps and obstacles.
This top-down tale captures the thrill of horror games as you will have to deal with the embodiment of your nightmares and good luck keeping your heartbeat under control as the game will thud when you are anywhere close to your adversaries!
Can this brave hero wake up from this nightmare?
Will you overcome your fear on 29th March on the PS4 and PS5?
4. Evil Dead: The Game
Horror fans rejoice! Sam Raimi’s cult classic ‘Evil Dead’ is coming back to terrorise us. Play as Ash Williams as you defeat the Kandarian demon and collect the pages of the Necronomicon, or take the deadites by the reigns and make them wish Ash had never taken that cabin trip in Tennessee.
I just know it’s going to be one hell of a multiplayer game, or as Ash would say - Groovy!
It's only right that a game such as this is scheduled for release on Friday 13th May on the Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
A game that brings a mix of God of War, Uncharted and Final Fantasy should be a good one, right?
A team of legends are coming together to produce this epic title and from what we’ve seen, they’re likely to deliver.
From watching the protagonist Frey deal with crowds using different elemental powers to her using stealth powers to wade through mythical beasts, how she interacts with the main antagonist Tanta Sila and the snippet of the battle with that giant monster has got the blood pumping.
The worlds we’ve been exposed to look incredible and there seems to be a clear vision of how to explore these worlds using parkour like movements and a snow-board (well ice board but it was right there).
The little we’ve seen of the story looks interesting but what remains to be seen is how they will portray Frey, especially as a black woman. I trust Amy Hennig (writer and creative director of Uncharted 2 and 3) to deliver a great story. We’ve only heard a snippet of the music but I trust Bear McCreary (composer of God of War and God of War: Ragnarök) to create amazing music to reflect the moment and of course, the team who provided us with the greatest RPG known to man. There’s also our sidekick, Cuff.
How could you not be excited?
Forspoken will be out on the PC and PS5 on 24th May AND this game will be a PS5 console exclusive for at least two years.
How many of the above games are you looking to get your hands on? Did we miss the game you are most excited about this Spring? If so, let us know!