Apparently Washington DC has been beset by some kind of virus outbreak. That’s unfortunate. Let’s go fix things by shooting everything that’s still living, shall we?
The dystopian, civil war-riddled The Division 2 is the biggest release of the week, at least if you like looter shooters. But it’s far from the only thing worth paying attention to. One Piece and Dynasty Warriors will be well served by the release of One Piece World Seeker, and there’s the Lego Movie 2 game for kids.
The Switch gets a ton of interesting releases this week too: Homo Machina, a puzzler inspired by Fritz Kahn’s work; the excellent The Red Strings Club, one of my favourite games of last year; Motorsport Manager, a solid spiritual successor to the Microprose Grand Prix Manager games of old; Apocryph, a shooter in the style of old shooters like Heretic; and Claybook, a game about a world entirely built out of clay, free for the player to manipulate and manage at will.
It’s quite the stacked week, really. Here’s what’s coming out:
- LEGO Movie 2: The Video Game (Switch)
- One Piece World Seeker (PC, PS4, XBO)
- The Division 2 (PC, PS4, XBO)
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy (Switch)
- The Wizards (PS4/PSVR)
- Factory Town (PC)
- Hypnospace Outlaw (PC)
- The Caligula Effect: Overdose (PC)
- Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Free Edition (PC)
- Golf Peaks (Switch)
- Bonds of the Skies (Switch)
- Baba is You (Switch)
- Apocryph (Switch)
- Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Joe & Mac Returns (Switch)
- Claybook (Switch)
- Rico (Switch)
- Unit 4 (Switch)
- The Red Strings Club (Switch)
- Homo Machina (Switch)
- Motorsport Manager (Switch)
- Blood Waves (Switch)
Right, into the videos. We’ll begin proceedings with the trailer for Claybook, so you get a better idea of how that works.
Plenty to get through. I haven’t given Apocryph a whirl yet, but I loved the original Heretic and Heretic 2 especially, so I might check that out on mouse and keyboard later this week. I’ll probably pick up The Division 2 at some point this week as well.
What about yourselves – see anything you fancy?