Looking ahead: March 2016's top gaming releases

A scene from 'Hyrule Warriors: Legends' for the Nintendo 3DS. A scene from 'Hyrule Warriors: Legends' for the Nintendo 3DS. NINTENDO

A new month pretty much upon us and with that comes a slew of new games to enjoy.  We've taken a look at the list and isolated what we think to be the five top new titles for March of 2016.

Pokken Tournament

A twist on the 20-year-old Pokémon video game franchise, Pokken Tournament is a fighting game featuring those gotta-collect-'em-all Pokémon critters.  The game has players learning and executing the various fighting styles of Pokémon such as Pikachu, Charizard, Lucario, and so on, then taking to the battle arena to become the Pokkén Tournament champion.

Pokken Tournament is a Wii U exclusive.  It's set to release on March 18.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Bringing the immensely popular The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess game from the Nintendo Wii and GameCube into high definition, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD has players restoring light to the world by teaming up with the mysterious creature Midna and embracing the darkness to transform into a divine wolf.  In short, it's a spiffied-up version of the Wii/GameCube original from 2006.  This new HD version, however, does come with Wolf Link and Midna amiibo figurines, as well as expanded amiibo support.

he Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD releases for Wii U on March 4.

Hyrule Warriors: Legends

Making its Nintendo 3DS debut is Hyrule Warriors: Legends, a game previously released exclusively for the Wii U.  It's a Dynasty Warriors inspired game in which players get to enjoy story elements with playable characters from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, such as Tetra, King Daphnes, and so on.  Many of the game's locations, too, are taken from a variety of Legend of Zelda games.  The game also introduces Linkle, a more-or-less female version of the franchise's canonical Link character.

Hyrule Warriors: Legends releases for the Nintendo 3DS on March 25.

Tom Clancy's The Division

Published by Ubisoft, Tom Clancy’s The Division is an RPG experience that brings the genre into a modern military setting.  The game takes place in the wake of a devastating pandemic that sweeps through New York City that causes basic services to fail.  Without access to food or water, the city quickly descends into chaos.  Players take up the role of an agent of The Division and are tasked to specialize, modify, and level up their gear, weapons, and skills to take back the Big Apple.

Tom Clancy’s The Division comes out March 8 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

MLB The Show 16

The latest edition in Sony's annual Major League Baseball video game franchise, MLB The Show 16 builds upon last year's edition and offers more than just updated rosters and graphical tweaks.  Sony San Diego has improved some of The Show's more popular features such as Road to the Show.  The revamped Road to the Show now has what Sony calls "more focused controls" and no longer requires players to sit through loading screens when their user-created player is not involved.  There are also other new features such as player perks and more than 1000 new fielding, umpire, and batting animations.

MLB The Show 16 releases on March 29 for PlayStation 4 and PS3.

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