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The Games of March 2013

March 26 (cont'd)

BioShock Infinite

Platform: PS3, Xbox 360, PC

Irrational Games has been teasing their BioShock successor for years and soon we'll see if BioShock Infinite can live up to its lofty hype. Leaving Rapture behind, Infinite takes the series to Columbia; a floating dystopian society under siege by civil war and other, darker influences. Players will slip into the role of Booker DeWitt, a former Pinkerton Agent who boards Columbia to settle old debts and rescue a young lady named Elizabeth. Naturally, as we've learned from our prior stays in Rapture, nothing is ever as it seems in the BioShock universe; and from what we've seen to date, robot birds and time/space rifts will be among the least of DeWitt's problems.

BioShock Infinite eschews multiplayer to fosuc on a single player story. However, Irrational Games stated it will feature a more open-world design and enough content to fill the void, including an ultra-hard 1999 mode that promises to test even the most hardened Pinkerton vets. We've been following BioShock Infinite since it was announced in 2010. Read up on the essentials in our 17 things you need to know about BioShock Infinite.

Pandora's Tower

Platform: Wii
EU: April 13

Don't stow your Wii just yet. 2013 has a few surprises for the aging Nintendo console, one of which is this localized action role-playing game from Nintendo and Japanese game maker Ganbarion. The fantasy epic follows Elyria hero Aeron as he climbs the 13 Towers of the Scar in search of monster meat that will save his cursed sweetheart, Elena.

Pandora's Tower's North American release follows a famous fan campaign called Operation Rainfall, and you can credit publisher Xseed Games for finally bringing the 2011 Japanese hit stateside. After the success of The Last Story, it isn't surprising to see XSeed give another Wii RPG a chance, and we'll soon see if all the effort was worth it.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14

Platform: PS3, Xbox 360
EU: March 28

Tiger Woods is going back to the past. Not to prevent any "discretions," mind you, but to take on some of golf's most legendary icons in this 2014 version of his PGA Tour series. This trip down memory lane will star over 25 playable duffers, including legends like Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan, Bubba Watson, and Jack Nicklaus; as well as classic gaming attire and equipment. The main game will also feature historic events plucked from all four Majors, new LPGA tournaments, and 20 championship courses. If that isn't enough to scratch your virtual golfing itch, more courses will be made available as DLC.

March 28

HarmoKnight

Platform: 3DS
EU: TBD

Harmonia is in peril and the Noizoids are up to no good. So goes the set-up to this rhythm platforming hybrid heading for the 3DS's eShop. In it, players will guide the hero Tempo through side-scrolling worlds by tapping to trigger actions along to the games soundtrack. Faster levels and bonus characters will be unlockable with high level scores, and devoted HarmoKnights will be rewarded with bonus stages feature the sweet sounds of Pokemon (which makes sense considering developer Game Freak's Pokemon resume).

Interested to see HarmoKnight in action? Read our Import Impressions – HarmoKnight, the 3DS Game from the creators of Pokemon.

15 comments

  • Marink - March 14, 2013 4 p.m.

    Such a great for multiplatform owners!
  • dale-sniper-teale - March 4, 2013 8:40 a.m.

    Lego city undercover's already out isnt it
  • FierceVoltage - March 3, 2013 10:54 a.m.

    What about Dead Space 3: Awakened?
  • Cyberninja - March 2, 2013 7:23 p.m.

    Bioshock Infinite is something I want but I will wait for fear of a complete edition, so that leaves me with Naruto, Luigi's mansion and pandora's tower
  • dichrott - March 2, 2013 2:05 a.m.

    GeoW:J and Starcraft for me.
  • avery78 - March 1, 2013 7:42 p.m.

    I'm most excited for Bioshock and Luigi. Harmoknight looks like it may be a fun game also. Hopefully they release a demo in the eshop for it.
  • winner2 - March 1, 2013 6:27 p.m.

    Good god that bioshock trailer was even better the 2nd time. That last 10 seconds or so, damn. If I get any game this month, it will be that one.
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  • shawksta - March 1, 2013 4:17 p.m.

    Damn thats a shitload of games, there something for almost everyone. And i love the fact we have God of War, Gears of War and Luigi instead of Mario. Also, Dark Moon not only has a Local Multiplayer co-op, but also Online aswell, something that will no doubt keep me up at night. No doubt Bioshock Infinite, Weegee, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon and considering a bunch of others, including Harmoknight.
  • DragonLord23 - March 1, 2013 12:06 p.m.

    Also Monster Hunter.
  • DragonLord23 - March 1, 2013 12:06 p.m.

    Bishock Infinate, AC3: Infamy, Gears Judgment, and maybe Tomb Raider.
  • TaserLime - March 1, 2013 10:57 a.m.

    Pretty sure MLB: The Show 13 isn't going to be on 360, although for a split second I thought that was real.
  • StrayGator - March 1, 2013 10:30 a.m.

    "it could also be the most important month of the entire year." With at least one major console launching this holidayz? No.
  • shawksta - March 1, 2013 4:20 p.m.

    They probably said it like that because of a couple of Important games being here.

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