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Bayonetta Origins joins this week’s upcoming games!

Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon, The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure and more!

Happy Monday, everyone! It’s the start of another new week, which means we have even more new releases to look forward to. Whether you want dive deep into the witchy action of Bayonetta Origins or embark on a new adventure in The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure, there’s something for you. So, let’s not waste anymore time as we dive into this week’s upcoming games.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure (Mar. 14)

Starting things off this week, we have The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure. Developed by Falcom and published by NIS America, this turn-based JRPG sees the Special Support Section return with more members and cases to solve. With new dangers threatening the political stability of Crossbell, how will the team save the city while maintaining their own foundation?

The new game picks up after the events of Trails from Zero, as tensions in Crossbell continue to rise along with the pressure of two neighboring political powers. In fact, players can actually import their saved data from the previous game to further customize their gameplay with better continuity. You can return to Crossbell tomorrow when The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure comes to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.

The Wreck (Mar. 14)

Crashing into your home next is The Wreck. Developed and published by The Pixel Hunt, this 3D visual novel puts you in the driver’s seat as the author of your own fate. You play as failed screenwriter Junon as she tries to navigate through the most important day in her life.

Throughout this emotional story, you’ll relieve pivotal moments of Junon’s past, as well as alter crucial choices in her present that determine whether her future is one to embrace or, quite literally, a wreck. However, ultimately, Junon’s fate rests in your hands. You can experience The Wreck when it drives onto PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC tomorrow.

Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem (Mar. 15)

Then, developer and publisher Wolcen Studio brings its 2020 release Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem to consoles. This RPG lets you destroy your foes for epic loot online or offline. Throughout the game, you’ll master a unique, fast-paced combat system with weapon-based combos and a customizable skillset.

In addition, the game also allows you to shapeshift into a customized apocalyptic avatar of destruction. The game also offers 21 uniquely themed classes in the rotating Passive Skill Tree that allows you to experiment with endless combinations. You can journey into Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem on Wednesday when it comes to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

Anno 1800 (Mar. 16)

Strategy gamers won’t want to miss Anno 1800. Developed by Blue Byte and published by Ubisoft, this game puts you in control of a city during the Industrial Revolution. Whether you are an authoritarian exploiter of workers or a revolutionary progressive, it’s up to you how you build your city during this pivotal time in world history.

As you build your city, you’ll also progress through a story-based campaign that focuses on major historical innovations throughout the 19th century. In addition, the game also offers a fully customizable sandbox mode for even more control. Anno 1800 launches for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S this Thursday.

The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR (Mar. 16)

The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR is a terrifying virtual reality experience within The Dark Pictures anthology series. Developed by Supermassive Games, this on-rails shooter takes you on a horrific ride. On this nightmarish rollercoaster, every move you make and everything you see could be the difference between life and death.

One cool (and creepy) feature in the game is how it detects your pupils. Whenever you blink, more enemies will spawn in this fast-paced horror shooter. You can ride into The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR on Thursday when it comes to PlayStation VR2.

WWE 2K23 (Mar. 17)

After last year’s return to form for wrestling games, the most electrifying franchise in all of sports entertainment returns in WWE 2K23. Developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K, this wrestling game brings you all the hard-hitting action you know and love in the series with even more additions. Alongside one of the largest rosters in franchise history, the game also includes a new match type in the form of War Games.

In addition, the new interesting showcase mode takes a different approach to previous entries. Centering around the storied career of John Cena, players will actually spend time focusing on the leader of the Doctor of Thuganomics’ most memorable losses instead of triumphs. You can enter the ring in WWE 2K23 this Friday when it launches for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC.

Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon (Mar. 17)

Closing out this week is Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon. Developed by Platinum Games and published by Nintendo, this prequel spinoff in the series follows the fairytale-inspired adventures of Cereza. This child version of Bayonetta was first introduced in the series’ first game and now gets her own adventure alongside her demonic companion Cheshire.

Throughout the game, the pair will embark on a platforming adventure across the Avalon Forest with an art style modeled after an illustrated storybook. Each joystick will control Cereza and Cheshire respectively as you combine their magic to battle creatures and solve puzzles. You can jump into Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon when it comes to Nintendo Switch this Friday.

What upcoming games will you be playing this week?

Overall, we have a ton of exciting new game releases to look forward to this week. Whether you want to embark on a magical adventure in Bayonetta Origins or save Crossbell from political turmoil in The Legend of Heroes, there’s something new for you. So, what game are you most excited to start this week? As always, let us know what you think in the comments!

Sam Fronsman

A writer with a love for video games, both new and old. A collector of games, CDs and DVDs. Can sometimes be found behind a camera or playing guitar. The X-Men games for SEGA Genesis will always hold great memories.
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