Meta Gamer Monthly March 2019

V, Nero, and Dante from Devil May Cry 5 (Credit: Capcom)

The month of March is heavy with game releases, the biggest of which is the latest game in the ‘Devil May Cry’ franchise (a sequel to the original four and not the reboot), and info on the upcoming new Pokémon games for the Nintendo Switch.


American Ninja Warrior: Challenge

The popular obstacle course show that originally started in Japan, and starts its 11th regular season later this year, gets it’s own videogame on all three consoles.

Players: 1 to 4 Players

ESRB Rating*: E

Price: MSRP $39.99

Release Date: March 19

Platforms: PS4, Switch, Xbox One

Devil May Cry 5

The new entry in the ‘Devil May Cry’ franchise is a sequel to the original and not the 2013 ‘DMC’ reboot. It features the return of the original Dante, Nero (first introduced in the fourth game), and new character V.

Players: Single Player

ESRB Rating*: M

Price: MSRP $59.99, $69.99 (Deluxe Edition)

Release Date: March 8

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One


Pokémon Shield and Pokémon Sword

In a Nintendo Direct at the end of February, Nintendo revealed the brand new Pokémon games for the Switch. ‘Pokémon Shield’ and ‘Pokémon Sword’ take place in the new Galar Region.

Galar Region (Credit: Nintendo)

Players will start off with three new Pokémon: Grookey (Grass Type) a mischievous chimp, Scorbunny (Fire Type) an energetic rabbit who loves to run, and Sobble (Water Type) a timid lizard who attacks from his hiding place in the water.

We will provide a special update when Nintendo releases more information on the game.

Players: TBD

ESRB Rating*: RP


Release Date: Late 2019

Platforms: Switch


Playstation Plus

Starting this month, Playstation Plus will only include PS4 games. Subscribers will still retain access to PS3 and PSVita games they have previously obtained through PS Plus.


  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  • The Witness


Xbox Live Gold

Xbox One

  • Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion – (Free March 1 to 31)
  • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 – (Free March 16 to April 15)

Xbox 360/ Xbox One

  • Star Wars Republic Commando – (Free March 1 to 15)
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – (Free March 16 to 31)

Games Releasing This Month

March 1

  • Awesome Pea (PS4, PSVita, Switch, Xbox One)
  • Creepy Road (PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • Dawn of Man (PC)
  • Dead or Alive 6 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove! (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • Treasure Stack (Switch, Xbox One)

March 4

  • Black Desert (Xbox One)
  • Doom & Destiny (PS4)

March 5

  • Beat Cop (Switch)
  • Left Alive (PC, PS4)
  • The Occupation (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Pillar (Switch)
  • RBI Baseball 19 (PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • Unknown Fate (Switch)

March 5

  • Valley (Switch)

March 8

  • Devil May Cry 5 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn (3DS)
  • Monument Builders Rushmore (Switch)

March 12

  • The Caligula Effect: Overdose (PC, PS4, Switch)
  • Lego Marvel Collection (PS4, Xbox One)
  • MX Vs ATV All Out: Anniversary Edition (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Truberbrook (PC, Mac)

March 14

  • RICO (Switch)

March 15

  • Blood Waves (Switch)
  • The Division 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  • One Piece: World Seeker (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

March 18

  • Turok (Switch)

March 19

  • American Ninja Warrior Challenge (PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • Fate Extella Link (PS4, Switch)
  • SNK 40th Anniversary Collection (PS4)

March 20

  • Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy (PS4, Switch)

March 22

  • Peasant Knight (Switch)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Unravel 2 (Switch)

March 26

  • Danganronpa Trilogy (PS4)
  • Final Fantasy VII (Switch, Xbox One)
  • Generation Zero (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – Decisive Edition (PS4)
  • MLB The Show 19 (PS4)
  • Nelke & The Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World (PS4, Switch)
  • The Princess Guide (PS4, Switch)
  • The Walking Dead: The Final Season: Episode 4 (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)

March 29

  • Yoshi’s Crafted World (Switch)
  • Tropico 6 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  • Assassin’s Creed III Remastered/Liberation Remastered (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

*ESRB Ratings

E – Everyone

E 10+ – Everyone 10 and Up

T – Teen

M – Mature

RP – Rating Pending