Been looking forward to that Theme Hospital spiritual successor? Then you'll be pleased to know it drops this week. And if that wasn't enough to keep you going, then you might like to know that Divinity: Original Sin 2 hits consoles this week, Mini Metro gets a Switch version, the Lord of the Rings LCG is finally dropping on Steam, and Rebellion branches out from the Sniper Elite games with a '30s co-op romp through Egyptian tombs in Strange Brigade.
Welcome to This Week In Games.
- De Blob 2 (Switch)
- Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (switch)
- Western 1949 Reloaded (Switch)
- Victor Vran Overkill Edition (Switch)
- Mini Metro (Switch)
- The Messenger (Switch)
- Fall of Light: Darkest Edition (Switch)
- Haunted Dungeons Hyakki Castle (Switch)
- Strange Brigade (PC, PS4, XBO)
- Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PS4)
- Donut County (PC, PS4, iOS)
- Firewall Zero Hour (PSVR)
- Torn (PSVR)
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (PC, PS4, XBO)
- NARUTO TO BORUTO: SHINOBI STRIKER (PC, PS4, XBO)
- Lord of the Rings Living Card Game (PC)
- Two Point Hospital (PC)
- Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition (PS4, XBO)
- Owlboy (PS4)
- Shadows Awakening (PC)
Let's work backwards here. First, here's the opening chunk of Strange Brigade:
Remember Donut County? If you don't, here's the gist: it's a puzzle game where you're the hole in the ground.
There's no fresh gameplay trailers for Two Point Hospital, and I don't want to bug you with someone's running commentary over the whole top. So next best thing: developers commentating their own gameplay. Interesting tip about using wall space for benches rather than a traditional waiting area, too.
Fantasy Flight did a livestream a little while ago of the Lord of the Rings LCG, in case you missed that. It's a good way to get an idea of what you'll be in for.
And just to close it off: some uncommentated footage from MHGU.
The big weeks are starting to arrive: a meaty co-op shooter, some fun indies, consoles getting the superb DOS 2 and some neat Switch ports. See any that takes your fancy?