Upcoming Releases: March 2024

Posted on 3/1/2024

Crossovers, collaborations and adaptations reign in the month of March for CGC! Check out all of the amazing pop culture releases coming in the next few weeks.

March is the month of crossovers and collaborations, and Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) can’t wait to get started! From thrilling “what if?” comic scenarios to re-introductions of classic video games, here’s what we have to look forward to this coming month.

Upcoming Comic Releases

Aliens: What If? #1 – March 6

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Marvel expands its What If line of comics outside of its own universe of superheroes for the first time in this new adventure!

What if… Carter Burke had lived? For years, fans of James Cameron’s legendary Aliens questioned whether Carter Burke had actually survived the traumatic events on Hadley’s Hope. Paul Reiser — the original actor behind Burke — and his son Leon join forces to tell the tale of a man who should have died, and the twist of events that leads to his eventual escape.

This first issue of Aliens: What If? marks the first instance of Marvel using its What If? series outside of its original superhero universe. This potentially opens the door for Marvel to release future What If titles based on other properties, such as Star Wars. What we’ll see in the future is still a mystery, but it brings forth some exciting possibilities.

Aliens: What If? #1 hits store shelves on March 6!

Other notable comics releasing in March 2024 include:

  • Ultimate X-Men #1 – March 6
  • The Bat-Man: First Knight #1 – March 6
  • X-Men 97 #1 – March 27
  • Batman: Dark Age #1 – March 26

Upcoming TCG Releases

Magic: The Gathering: Fallout – March 8

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Crossovers continue with Magic: The Gathering’s newest Commander set!

Wizards of the Coast has seen frequent success with its Universes Beyond crossover sets, such as Tales of Middle Earth and Doctor Who, and that fruition shows no signs of stopping as they continue with Fallout.

MTG players will be treated to four different preconstructed Fallout-themed decks, each one with unique monsters and color identities. Survive the post-apocalyptic world of Fallout with one of four decks: Scrappy Survivors, Science!, Mutant Menace and Hail, Caesar. In addition, exclusive Collector boosters will hold exclusive cards featuring some iconic characters from the Fallout series, including Vault Boy.

Magic: The Gathering: Fallout Commander decks launch on March 8!

Other notable TCGs releasing in March 2024 include:

  • UniVersus: Challenger Series – Critical Role’s Vox Machina & Mighty Nein – March 21
  • Weiss Schwarz: Lycoris Recoil – March 22
  • Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Temporal Forces – March 22
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Speed Duel GX: Midterm Destruction – March 29

Upcoming Sports Card Releases

2023 Panini Illusions Football – March 13

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The 2023 NFL season may have come to a close last month with the culmination of Super Bowl LVIII, but football fans still have a few more sports card sets left in the huddle that are ready to break! In mid-March, Panini's annual Illusion set returns to the gridiron, giving NFL fans another chance to chase after some of 2023's biggest stars and prized rookies like Houston Texans quarterback CJ Stroud.

The 2023 Panini Illusions checklist once again emphasizes a variety of colors and parallels among the 100-card base set. Foil cards lay the foundation of the series, while rare inserts and serial numbered parallels will keep collectors coming back for more. Current veterans, first-year players and legends of the past all feature in a superb insert lineup that includes Holo Heroes, King of Cards, Illusionists and more.

Collectors will also chase rare, must-have autograph and autograph memorabilia cards showcasing the 2023 rookie class and established NFL greats. The autograph series includes Rookie Signs and First Impressions for first-year talent and Elusive Ink returns, featuring autographs from players who rarely sign. Collectors can expect plenty out of each Hobby Box purchase, including 3 Autographs, 2 Memorabilia cards, 5 #'d Trophy Collection parallels and 10 Acetate or Microetched inserts or parallels per box, on average.

2023 Panini Illusions Football crosses the goal line on March 13!

Other notable sports cards releasing in March 2024 include:

  • 2023-24 Panini Origins Basketball – March 6
  • 2024 Topps Archives Signature Series Baseball Active Player Edition – March 13
  • 2023-24 Panini Contenders Basketball – March 22
  • 2023-24 Donruss Soccer – March 27
  • 2024 Topps Chrome UFC – March 27

Upcoming Video Game Releases

Contra: Operation Galuga – March 12

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A reimagining of the original run-'n'-gun action game from the 1980s is coming to multiple gaming platforms this month!

When the Red Falcon terrorist group invades the Galuga Archipelago, it’s up to Bill Rizer and Lance Bean of the Contra unit to neutralize the threat. Shoot your way through eight action-packed stages with modernized weapons and graphics in a beautiful reimagining of the NES and arcade classic. Additionally, experience new gameplay mechanics and try out the game with your friends in Story Mode and Arcade Mode.

Contra: Operation Galuga launches onto Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and Steam on March 12!

Other notable video games releasing in March 2024 include:

  • Unicorn Overlord – March 8
  • Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection – March 14
  • Dragon’s Dogma 2 – March 22
  • Princess Peach: Showtime! – March 22

Upcoming Film Releases

Dune: Part Two – March 1

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Return to Arrakis in this thrilling conclusion to Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s “Dune”!

Paul Atreides and Lady Jessica have survived the hostile takeover of Arrakis by the Harkonnen house and have sought shelter with the Fremen — Arrakis’ native tribe. During his time with them, Paul strives to fit in with the tribe and earn their trust; meanwhile, he begins to develop strange visions depicting an incoming holy war. At the same time, Jessica embarks on a spiritual journey to convince others that the prophecy of a mother and son bringing prosperity to Arrakis is true.

Together, Paul and Jessica may be able to wrest control of Arrakis from the power-hungry Harkonnens. However, many obstacles — including Harkonnen ambushes, devastating secrets and budding romance — stand in their way.

The fate of Arrakis will be decided when Dune: Part Two is released in theaters on March 1!

Other notable films releasing in March 2024 include:

  • Kung Fu Panda 4 – March 8
  • Arthur the King – March 15
  • Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire – March 22
  • Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire – March 29

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