March’s releases include some big hitters that are sure to be a huge success on the PlayStation Vita. Senran Kagura: Estival Versus, Trillion: God of Destruction and (my personal highlight) Day of the Tentacle Remastered are just three of the many games you can look forward to this month!
Now we all know that some games can appear out of the blue and release on our favourite handheld with only a few days notice, but here are the key titles that we can expect this month;
Release Date – March 1st NA
Croixleur Sigma is a hack ‘n’ slash arcade action game that centres around four young female warriors fighting endless waves of monsters. Each girl has been chosen to participate in the Adjuvant Trial, where they battle through a multi-level tower in hopes of winning military authority and the honour of protecting the queen.
Ninja Senki DX
Release Date – March 1st EU
Ninja Senki DX is coming our way via Tribute Games and is described as having the following premise;
“When Kinuhime is slain by a demon, Hayate becomes obsessed with revenge! Casting aside the art of invisibility, the blue ninja unleashes the power of shurikenjutsu onto mythological creatures, demons and other adversaries in his action-filled quest for vengeance!”
This DX version also includes updates such as a new challenge mode, a remixed soundtrack (done by Patrice Bourgeault), and two secret modes to unlock – as well as sixteen scenes, multiple endings and boasting Cross-Buy functionality with the PlayStation 4 version!
Release Date – March 2nd EU
Originally a PC and Mobile game, Siralim has players defending a kingdom by taming and fighting a whole host of different monsters, over 300 in fact. You are the resident of a castle, which can be upgraded by adding new rooms and facilities. This leads to you unlocking more NPC’s, who can help you gain better monster types for your party.
You can find monsters in the world of Siralim by hunting through the wilderness or if your feeling particularly motherly, raise one from an egg. During the turn-based battles you can select up to 6 monsters to fight for you at any one time. Your monsters abilities can be enhanced by finding equipment and augments to craft, as well as using spells.
The game is rich with roguelike elements, particularly highlighted by its procedurally-generated dungeons in which players can hunt for treasure. It is also possible to view where the monsters are lurking using the “roguelike overworld”, allowing players to avoid particularly tricky encounters.
Blast ‘Em Bunnies
Release Date – March 8th NA / March 9th EU
In Blast ‘Em Bunnies you play as a bunny named Bang Bang, who has the unsavoury task of protecting his burrow from an army of evil bunnies. These little rascals, led by their evil leader Throatslitter, have captured your offspring and are holding them hostage.
Of course you’ll have a rather large selection of perfectly name weaponry at your disposal, including the carrot rifle, watermelon pip machine gun as well as the formidable runner bean rail gun.
Samurai Warriors 4: Empires
Release Date – March 11th EU / March 15th NA
Samurai Warriors 4: Empires is a continuation of Samurai Warriors 4. As is tradition with the Empire editions, more strategic gameplay will be added to the experience, meaning a good mix of both country conquering and action-packed large-scale battles.
Koei Tecmo have said that Empires will be one of the most strategic games in the series, and battles will involve pushing the position of your frontline and gaining control as you head to the enemy headquarters. As is the case with all previous entries in the series, the game will progress as you try to grow your land and amass power through your recruited commanders.
Senran Kagura: Estival Versus
Release Date – March 15th NA / March 18th EU
A mystical phenomenon transports the buxom beauties of SENRAN KAGURA to a parallel dimension to face off against their rivals in a new kind of battle. In this strange world – which resembles a sunny, sandy island paradise – the girls are thrown for another loop as they encounter departed loved ones and ultimately have to decide if they can bear to part from them a second time. With the biggest roster in the series’ history, SENRAN KAGURA ESTIVAL VERSUS features more moves, more story, more attitude, and more destruction online with matches that can support up to four players. All previous shinobi return with a host of upgraded moves to master, and new playable characters offer more challenges to conquer, along with a story that’s equal parts sexy and shocking, serious and scandalous, busty and bouncy.
Trillion: God of Destruction
Release Date – March 29th NA
A story about a hero named Zeabolos who gains the power of the Soul Grimoire and decides to fight against the demon god of destruction Trillion, Trillion: God of Destruction is releasing in the West with dual (Japanese & English) audio, English subtitles, PlayStation TV support, and a physical version!
Here are some of the key features in the game;
- A TRILLION HP! This big bad boss has 1,000,000,000,000 HP! How you defeat him is up to your individual strategy and training!
- 6 Deadly Sins to Love! In between battles, you’ll get some quality alone time with each of your six Overlord Candidates leading your army. Can you have a love story even in war?
- Prepare for Battle! While Trillion sleeps, it’s training time! Hit the training grounds and discover randomly-generated treasure chests or strengthen weapons at the Blacksmith’s!
- Replay, Replay, Replay! Stats carry over with each New Game+ plus and there are multiple endings to unlock! With over 10 endings, there’s even more reason to stand up and keep fighting!
Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault
Release Date – March TBC NA & EU
Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault puts you in command of the last hope for humanity, giving you some fantastic technology and pitting you against aliens in an all-out “action extravaganza.” Dig in, develop a plan, build up your defenses, and take on hordes of giant enemies which attack your fortified city in an attempt to wipe out the last of us.
Here are the key features from the game’s press release;
- Defense is the Strongest Offense; Engage in dynamic city defense via revolutionary gameplay mechanics in which you rotate your entire city to aim weapons and take out monsters! Leave no quadrant untouched as you spin 360 degrees in search of would-be destroyers!
- Immersive Commander Experience; Command and level up a huge variety of units and gargantuan weapons as you hone your tactical skills. Immersive gameplay puts you in the center of intense combat. Seize the initiative from your enemies and decimate their ranks as a robust cast of characters lend their support to the cause!
- Massive Content Keeps You in the Fight!; An intense 20+ hour campaign ensures you’ll have your hands full as you battle through 23 epic missions! Fend off 15 species of relentless enemies that will not stop until your city is reduced to rubble!
Day of the Tentacle Remastered
Release Date – March TBC NA & EU
Originally released for Mac OX and DOS in ’93, Day of the Tentacle is a point-and-click adventure game where the player takes control of three different characters (Bernard, Hoagie and Laverne) to solve puzzles while using time travel to explore different historical events. The antagonist of the title is the evil Purple Tentacle, for which the game is obviously named.
This remaster of the classic adventure game is set to feature new hand-drawn, high resolution artwork alongside remastered audio, music and sound effects. Similar to Grim Fandango Remastered, Day of the Tentacle Remastered will also feature a commentary track by the game’s original creators (Tim Schafer, Dave Grossman, Larry Ahern, Peter Chan, Peter McConnell, and Clint Bajakian).
Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey Remastered
Release Date – March TBC NA & EU
Grimm’s Journey Remastered is a remake of Bacon Bandit Game’s original, and it has you taking the role of Grimm as he uses the power of words to defeat enemies and monsters. Players will spell words on the Vita’s touchscreen in order to engage in battle, collect jewels and gems, and collect and purchase various upgrades and items.
The remaster will feature 70 quests with over 30 monsters and bosses to defeat; an endless mode where you choose letter titles, gear, music, and characters to see if you can survive; a new soundtrack along with the original; and tooltips to assist during battle.
So there we have the key titles that are set to release for the PlayStation Vita this March!
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Let us know which of the above titles (if any) you will be picking up in the comments below!