Weekly Video Game Release Schedule, March 30: Hearthstone's 'Blackrock Mountain' Expansion, 'Evolve' DLC, 'Axiom Verge' And More
March shows no sign of going down like a lamb. This week's game releases may not be the biggest, most anticipated games, the ones with a billion dollar advertising budget, but a great many of them are well worth it all the same.
So let us be their hype man. If you find yourself some spare cash - and don't want to drop a significant amount on various 3DS games - then you should definitely check out...
Dead Or Alive 5: Last Round (PC) - March 30 - a few weeks late, but it's here at last. The definitive version of one of the best fighting games around comes to Steam in all of its cheesecakey, scantily clad glory. The game features the best looking graphics and with 32 playable characters, the largest roster of any DOA game before. Currently 10% off over at Steam for $35.99.
Neverwinter (Xbox One) - March 31 - the wonderful Dungeons & Dragons MMORPG finds a new audience on the Xbox One this week. Take to the fabled city of Neverwinter - one of the most iconic areas in all D&D lore - as you explore, battle and uncover the mysteries of the city. The controls have been fully remapped for controller use.
Axiom Verge - (PS4) - March 31 - the latest in a long line of Metroidvania titles, Axiom Verge comes highly, highly recommended by our editor. A scientist awakens on an alien world and must discover the truth behind his new reality - if it is a reality at all, even. The game originally was on its way to Kickstarter glory, but Sony liked it so much that it snatched it up almost immediately. A PC and PS Vita port is due out sometime this year as well. Also, don't worry about buying it this week then immediately finding out it goes on sale; the developer has promised that any sale will be announced months in advance.
Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Ascendance DLC (Xbox One, Xbox 360) - March 31 - the second DLC for the futuristic FPS comes with four new maps, which includes a new exo-zombie map. Because the only thing more terrifying than zombies is zombies in powered-up exo suits. The story picks up where the first DLC pack, Havoc, left off and will continue with the future releases Supremacy and Reckoning in the coming months. Currently only for Xbox players, with PlayStation and PC gamers gaining access to it later in April.
Toukiden Kiwami (PS4, PS Vita) - March 31 - the Dynasty Warriors-esque fighter gets a larger, even more over the top sequel wherein players must take down the demon menace threatening to destroy all of mankind. No big deal or anything.
Evolve DLC (Xbox One, PS4, PC) - March 31 - four new Hunters take to Shear in an attempt to corral some monsters. Check out the new humans (one of each class) via our official guide. Or, you can check out The Behemoth, which also hits that day, because the monster is always more fun to play. Players with the season pass can pick them up, or you can buy each hunter for $7.49, whereas The Behemoth can be bought for $14.99 (for those who didn't pick up the pre-release Monster Expansion pack).
Karate Dino (iOS) - April 1 - a simple jump and dodge game...with DINOSAURS. And Ninjas. Well, a karate master at the least. Honestly, you had us at 'Karate Dino'. Don't you want to download it this and at least try it?
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC) - April 2 - to the patient goes the spoils. The new version of From Software's punishingly hard action title comes with all three episodes of the Lost Crown DLC plus improved graphics. You've had a week and have already beaten Bloodborne, why not relive one of the new classics that made such a game happen?
Blackrock Mountain: A Hearthstone Adventure (PC, iOS) - April 2 - the five wing, single player adventure for Blizzard's smash hit CCG finally arrives with 31 new fiery cards for you to unlock and add to your decks. Read up on what you can expect to find when you descend deep into World of Warcraft's most legendary quest hub.