New This Week Game Releases (NTWIG) 3/11 – 3/17/2024

By Todd Russell Mar12,2024

It’s that time of the week again to check for noteworthy game releases for PC/Steam, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch via Metacritic. We also discuss these games live on the High Noon with Hollywood Polo stream at noon Tuesdays PST (GMT-8) here: https://www.twitch.tv/todd_russell including commentary from other PGM members, wishlist interest and more.

Please note: all prices and sale prices subject to change from what’s listed below. These were the prices of games at time of writing. Shop around online or offline (physical media) for the best prices.

Contra: Operation Galuga

The legendary Contra series returns! This reimagining of the classic run-‘n’-gun action game from the ‘80s features new stages, new enemies, new play mechanics, and co-op combat for up to 4 players!

Contra: Operation Galuga on Steam (steampowered.com)

Available March 12 on PC, PS4/5, XBOX, XBOX, NINTENDO SWITCH
Single Player
Shared Split Screen / Co-Op
Steam Achievements
Remote Play Together

Interest level: 8/10
Plan to buy at launch: Likely
Wishlist: Yes

Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story

42 of the weirdest, trippiest, sheepiest games ever created. Enter the mind of Jeff Minter, the legendary creator of Attack of the Mutant Camels, Gridrunner, and Tempest 2000, in this interactive documentary from Digital Eclipse.

Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story on Steam (steampowered.com)

Available March 13 on PC, PS4/5, XBOX, XBOX, NINTENDO SWITCH
Single Player
Steam Achievements

Interest level: 10/10
Plan to buy at launch: Yes
Wishlist: Yes

Highwater

Earth has flooded and the planet is doomed, but there’s still time to enjoy the view. Guide Nikos and friends through the flooded world of Highwater and beyond in this story driven, adventure game where they’ll have to fight for their chance to escape.

Highwater on Steam (steampowered.com)

Available March 14 on PC, PS4/5, XBOX, XBOX, NINTENDO SWITCH
Single Player
Steam Achievements

Interest level: 4/10
Plan to buy at launch: No
Wishlist: Yes

Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection

Play the classic STAR WARS™ Battlefront games, online and offline in this definitive collection.

Save 20% on STAR WARS™: Battlefront Classic Collection on Steam (steampowered.com)

Available March 14 on PC, PS4/5, XBOX, XBOX ONE, NINTENDO SWITCH
Single Player
Steam Achievements

Interest level: 6/10
Plan to buy at launch: No
Wishlist: No

What The Golf? ($19.99 @ Steam)

A silly physics-based golf parody where every golf course is a new surprising type of golf, some brilliant or hilarious, others so absurd you will ask yourself: WHAT THE GOLF?

WHAT THE GOLF? on Steam (steampowered.com)

Available March 14 on PS5/4
Already on PC

Interest level: 3/10
Plan to buy at launch: No
Wishlist: No

Crown Wars: The Black Prince ($39.99 @ Steam)

The War of Crowns rages on. Knights and brigands run rampant throughout the land, sowing destruction. From your castle base, rise to become the lord who leads the battle against the forces of evil in this turn-based tactics and strategy game.

Pre-purchase Crown Wars: The Black Prince on Steam (steampowered.com)

Available March 14 on PC, PS4/5, XBOX, XBOX
TBD: NINTENDO SWITCH
Single Player
Steam Achievements

Interest level: 1/10
Plan to buy at launch: No
Wishlist: No

MLB The Show 24 (AAA Day 1 Game Pass)

Yearly Major League Baseball licensed sports game.

Available March 19 (March 15 for deluxe edition) on PS4/5, XBOX, XBOX ONE, NINTENDO SWITCH
Not available on PC, consoles only

Interest level: 7/10
Plan to buy at launch: No – Day 1 Game Pass
Wishlist: No

Outcast: A New Beginning ($49.79 @ Steam)

Explore the breathtaking alien world of Adelpha, support the local Talans in their struggles and fight your way through fast-paced battles against invading robot forces in this 3rd-person, open world, action adventure sequel to the 1999 cult classic.

Save 17% on Outcast – A New Beginning on Steam (steampowered.com)

Available March 14 on PC, PS4/5, XBOX, XBOX
TBD: NINTENDO SWITCH
Single Player
Steam Achievements
Steam Trading Cards

Interest level: 1/10
Plan to buy at launch: No
Wishlist: No

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2 thoughts on “New This Week Game Releases (NTWIG) 3/11 – 3/17/2024”
  1. Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story is the game I’m the most interested in from this list. Honestly, I don’t know if I have played anything created by Jeff Minter, but the way they packaged this is very inviting for someone experiencing his work for the first time.

    1. HI Todd

      I love that you commented and rated every game on the list. I’m only interested in Contra and Jeff Minter collection this week, myself.

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