Release date: March 5 (worldwide)
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Tomb Raider is a reboot of the classic series, where Lara Croft finds herself shipwrecked on a hostile island in an origin story that shapes her into the heroine seen in the original games. As well as a single-player campaign it also features an extensive multiplayer suite.
> Our five-star review of Tomb Raider: Lara Croft's latest is a real treasure
Release date: March 8 (worldwide)
Platforms: PC (Mac after launch)
The new SimCity is being developed by original creators Maxis using its new proprietary GlassBox Engine. Requiring a constant internet connection to play, players will interact with nearby player cities to share resources and influence a global economy.
> Sim City preview: Hands-on with EA's fascinating city building sandbox
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirrors of Fate
Release date: March 8 (Europe), March 5 (North America)
This handheld adventure takes place 25 years after the events of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, and acts as a prequel to the upcoming console sequel Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.
It will take place across a large side-scrolling map similar to those in past classic Castlevania games, and players will be able to switch between three characters with unique skills and abilities at different points of the story.
Also out this month:
The Showdown Effect (PC) - March 5
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