What’s New in Video Games: March 2019

Thursday, February 28th, 2019 10:20 am

Yoshi's Crafted World is one of many family-friendly games coming out in March.

March means spring is on its way, and so are some exciting video games. From Yoshi’s Crafted World (an adorable romp through colorful handmade environments) to Lego Marvel Collection (a great way to catch up on some older games), there are tons of opportunities for family-friendly fun in March.

Yoshi’s Crafted World
Rated E
Appropriate for: Kids who are comfortable using console controllers

This side-scrolling platformer follows Nintendo’s popular dinosaur character, Yoshi, on a new adventure through a colorful world where platforms and other elements are made out of real-world objects, like boxes and paper cups. The game will challenge players to make it to the end of each stage while avoiding (or defeating) enemies and collecting hidden items. While similar Yoshi games have been released before, Yoshi’s Crafted World comes with a major twist: players can make their way through stages normally at first, and then go through them again backwards on their “flip side.” Players can also collect a variety of adorable “handicraft” costumes for Yoshi as they play. Yoshi’s Crafted World will support two-player co-op, so two people can team up to play together.

Great if your kids love: New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn
Rated E
Appropriate for: Kids who are comfortable playing on small screens

Kirby’s Epic Yarn launched on Wii in 2010. Now, it’s been remade for 3DS. The side-scrolling platformer follows the adorable pink ball Kirby on his adventure through a world where most everything (including Kirby and his enemies) is made of yarn. Since Kirby is made of yarn, he can transform his body into different sewn objects, like tanks and flying saucers. Kirby also has a variety of special abilities, allowing him to wield tools like bombs and swords to take down enemies and bosses. In addition to a normal story mode, players can take on the harder Devilish Mode, which challenges them to make their way through each stage while devils block their path and invincibility is turned off.

Great if your kids love: Yoshi’s Woolly World, Kirby Star Allies, other Kirby games

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy
Rated E10+
Appropriate for: Older kids who like randomized gameplay

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy is a remastered and updated version of Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon, which was released on Wii in 2008. The game challenges players to help Chocobo (the adorable yellow bird from the Final Fantasy series) explore never-ending dungeons that are different each time they enter. When exploring a dungeon, the world only moves when Chocobo moves or takes an action. This gives players as much time as they need to plan their next move. This version of the game also includes a new buddy system that allows players to make friends with the game’s monsters. Finally, players can team up with another player for some two-player fun.

Great if your kids love: Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon, Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Lego Marvel Collection
Rated E10+
Appropriate for: Older kids who are comfortable using console controllers

This three-game collection combines Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, and Lego Marvel’s Avengers into one package. All three games follow Marvel’s many super heroes, like Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor on their adventures through a wide variety of different levels and environments, with some environments being based on locations from films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The collection also includes all of the downloadable content (DLC) packs that were released for each game, adding even more content to an already overflowing set.

Great if your kids love: Marvel’s Spider-Man, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, other Lego games

Full List

Notable kid- and teen-friendly titles are in bold.

Disclaimer: Release dates can change at any time

Friday March 1, 2019

Swords & Soldiers II: Shawarmageddon, Switch

Treasure Stack, Switch, Xbox One

Shred! 2 – Freeride Mountainbiking, Switch

Pirates Pinball, Switch

Klondike Solitaire, Switch

Creepy Road, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Awesome Pea, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Tardy, Switch

History 2048, Switch

Queen’s Quest 2: Stories of Forgotten Past, Switch

ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Dead or Alive 6, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Crash Dummy, PC

Mars: Chaos Menace, Xbox One

Saturday March 2, 2019

Riddle Corpses EX, Switch

Monday March 4, 2019

Doom & Destiny, PlayStation 4

Crash Dummy, PlayStation 4

Old Man’s Journey, Xbox One

Black Desert, Xbox One

Tuesday March 5, 2019

R.B.I. Baseball 19, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Darkest Hunter, Switch

Pillar, Switch

Beat Cop, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Unknown Fate, Switch, PlayStation 4

12 is Better Than 6, Switch

Bard’s Gold – Nintendo Switch Edition, Switch

Move or Die, PlayStation 4

Left Alive, PlayStation 4, PC

Eternity: The Last Unicorn, PlayStation 4, PC

The Occupation, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Attack of the Earthlings, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

I and Me, PlayStation 4, Vita

Crimson Keep, PlayStation 4

Bonds of the Skies, PlayStation 4, Vita

Caretaker, PlayStation 4

Ghoulboy, PlayStation 4, Vita

Paraiso Island, PlayStation 4

Your Toy, PlayStation 4

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Serpent’s Heart [DLC], PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Night Trap – 25th Anniversary Edition, Vita

Wednesday March 6, 2019

Elevator… to the Moon! Turbo Champion’s Edition, Switch

I and Me, Xbox One

Overload, Xbox One

Crimson Keep, Xbox One

Gungrave VR, PC

Grungrave VR U.N, PC

Thursday March 7, 2019

Ghoulboy, Switch

Hard West, Switch

Braveland Trilogy, Switch

Valley, Switch

Friday March 8, 2019

Assault Android Cactus+, Switch

Paperbound Brawlers, Switch

Devil May Cry 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

VERTI-GO HOME!, PlayStation 4 VR

Path of Exile: Synthesis [DLC], PC

Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn, 3DS

Monday March 11, 2019

Path of Exile: Synthesis [DLC], Xbox One

Tuesday March 12, 2019

The Caligula Effect: Overdose, Switch, PlayStation 4, PC

Claybook, Switch

BombFall, Switch

RICO, PlayStation 4

Ghost of a Tale, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

LEGO Marvel Collection, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

MX vs. ATV All Out: Anniversary Edition, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

The Elder Scrolls Online: Wrathstone [DLC], PlayStation 4, Xbox One

DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT Free Edition, PlayStation 4, PC

The Wizards: Enhanced Edition, PlayStation VR

Wednesday March 13, 2019

Baba Is You, Switch

RICO, Xbox One

Thursday March 14, 2019

RICO, Switch, PC

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Special Episode [DLC], Switch

Golf Peaks, Switch

Friday March 15, 2019

Blood Waves, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

One Piece: World Seeker, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Sephirothic Stories, Xbox One

Tuesday March 19, 2019

American Ninja Warrior Challenge, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Fate/Extella Link, Switch, PlayStation 4, Vita, PC

Pinball FX3: Williams Pinball Volume 3 [DLC], Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, iOS, Android

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, PlayStation 4

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – The Tale of a Timeless Tome [DLC], PlayStation 4, PC

Battlestar Galactica Deadlock: Sin and Sacrifice [DLC], PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!, Switch, PlayStation 4

Hell Warders, Xbox One

Friday March 22, 2019

Unravel Two, Switch

Peasant Knight, Switch

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Stories: The Path of Destinies, Xbox One

Tyd wag vir Niemand, Xbox One, PC

Miles & Kilo, Xbox One, PC

Vosaria: Lair of the Forgotten, Xbox One

Trailmakers, Xbox One

Saturday March 23, 2019

Deponia, Switch

Tuesday March 26, 2019

The Princess Guide, Switch, PlayStation 4

Xenon Racer, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World, Switch, PlayStation 4, PC

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – The Final Season Episode 4: Take Us Back, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Final Fantasy VII, Switch, Xbox One

Air Conflicts Collection, Switch

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, Switch, Xbox One

Generation Zero, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Outward, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, PlayStation 4

MLB The Show 19, PlayStation 4

Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn [DLC], PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Danganronpa Trilogy, PlayStation 4

Space Junkies, PlayStation VR, PC

Skyworld, PlayStation VR

Wednesday March 27, 2019

Windscape, Switch, Xbox One, PC

Metagal, Xbox One

Alien Cruise, Xbox One

Thursday March 28, 2019

The World Next Door, Switch, PC

FUN! FUN! Animal Park, Switch

Warparty, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Friday March 29, 2019

Yoshi’s Crafted World, Switch

Metagal, Switch

Assassin’s Creed III Remastered, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Grand Caiman [DLC], PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Operencia: The Stolen Sun, Xbox One, PC

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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