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Shop Watch March 2014

By Russ | March 9, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Dark Souls II is this month and that’s all you need to know.

Oh yeah. South Park: The Stick of Truth is out and some Final Fantasy games get a HD upscale.

Titles shipped week of March 2

South Park: The Stick of Truth, published by Ubisoft (360, PC, PS3). The media surrounding this game has done a lot to show just how much this game is just like a huge episode of South Park; so your mileage is going to vary on how much you like the game based on that. Aside from definitely being South Park, the game is a turn-based RPG.

Titles shipping week of March 9

Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky, published by Tecmo Koei (PS3). The next game in the long-running Atelier series, Escha & Logy take to the Dusk Sky or something. The combat system seems closer to the Mana-Khemia titles which will make some fans happy. The focus is still, of course, on crafting items like an alchemist.

Dark Souls II, published by Namco (360, PS3). The Souls games have really pushed the limits of great gameplay and discovering worlds for this generation. Stories seem bare at first, but it’s only through exploring, collecting items and reading descriptions, and putting two and two together will players find out about the world around them. In the meantime, you’ve been shanked. Such a great game! A PC version will follow in April.

Titles shipping week of March 16

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, published by Square-Enix (PS3, Vita) FFX and X-2 find their way to the PS3 and Vita for new generations to experience X‘s linear world and X-2‘s incredibly awesome battle system. Heath has a write-up for X and X-2 to refresh memories and share some knowledge.

Title shipping week of March 23

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, published by Activision-Blizzard (Mac, PC). The opening movie for this is fantastic. It’s Diablo, so expect hack and slash action, but that opening movie is pretty damn good.

The Witch and the Hundred Knights, published by NISA (PS3). NISA’s latest action RPG by the creators of Disgaea, Witch and the Hundred Knights is looking to have a choice system where players can be virtuous or pillage and loot on their way to defeat the Forest Witch. As usual, the team will insert their trademark humor into the game.

Some Advice: The Collector’s Editions for The Witch and the Hundred Knights are sold out as of this column. Prices have increased on the South Park CE. Expect to see more of this as time goes on as companies try to produce a more exact amount. Everything on this list will drop in price to $20 by the end of the year.

The Future: The Elder Scrolls Online hits April 1st and that is not a joke to my knowledge. After that, the gaming world implodes and ends. Well, not really.

All release dates are subject to change.  Games available for download may have varying or staggered release dates. The views of this column do not reflect the views of RPG Land.  This column brought to you by number 3 out of 14 things to do today.

Topics: Shop Watch