This week, starting March 11, one of the heavy hitters for 2019 is ready to get started, and three days early for the eager ones. Not into shooters? Don’t worry, we’ve got beat em ups, time loops and a couple of puzzlers to really test your lateral thinking.
So let’s jump in and have a look at what’s coming out this week.
Trüberbrook | 12/03/2019
Genre: Point & Click
Platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One
“Imagine yourself on a vacation to Europe in the late sixties. Now, picture yourself as a young American scientist; Hans Tannhauser. Yes, that’s your name in this scenario. While you’re at it, think of Trüberbrook, a remote village in rural, mountain-sloped and densely forested cold-war Germany. Because, that’s where you somehow end up after hitting the continent. But who cares, you won the trip in a lottery! Or at least, that’s how it seems. But don’t fear, instead of getting some rest, you could find yourself having to save the world …” – [source]
The Caligula Effect: Overdose | 13/03/2019 (Physical release 22/03/2019)
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo Switch
Developer: FURYU Corporation
Publisher: NIS America, Inc.
“Mobius. An idyllic world that lets people forget about the pain and problems of reality. Created by a sentient vocaloid program, μ (Mu), reality and fantasy have become blurred, allowing people to relive their high school years in bliss — but just how real is a virtual happiness?” – [source]
Baba Is You | 13/03/2019
Platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch
Developer: Hempuli Oy
Publisher: Hempuli Oy
“Baba Is You is a puzzle game where the rules you have to follow are present as blocks you can interact with. By manipulating them, you can change how the game works, repurpose things you find in the levels and cause surprising interactions!” – [source]
Mars Underground | 15/03/2019
Developer: Moloch Media
Publisher: Moloch Media
“Mars Underground is an apocalyptic adventure where you relive the same day over and over. With each cycle new items can be picked up and topics unlocked. Explore the possibilities of this timeloop and uncover multiple endings.” – [source]
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 | 15/03/2019
Genre: Looter Shooter
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One
Developer: Massive Entertainment
“Seven months have passed since a deadly virus hit New York City and the rest of the world, crippling the population. When the virus hit, The Division, a unit of civilian sleeper agents, was activated as the last line of defense. Since then, Division agents have been fighting relentlessly to save what remains.” – [source]
One Piece: World Seeker | 15/03/2019
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Developer: GANBARION Co., Ltd.
Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
“Leave your compass behind and join Luffy as he embarks on a brand new action-packed adventure where you can experience the powers of the legendary Gum-Gum fruit to uncover hidden secrets on an original, never-before-seen island!” – [source]
Our top pick of the week?
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
While it can’t be denied that the first Division release didn’t set the world on fire, its new sequel is looking to do what the original couldn’t. While the voices of dissent moved on from the title, the developers stuck with it, and the months that followed its release showed a team willing to adapt and change to work with their audience.
Now what we can hope for is that the years of trial and error that saw the original Division grow into a solid experience can come in at the ground floor for the sequel. If it can, this much more visually stunning game will easily eclipse its predecessor.
What new titles are you most excited for this week? Be sure to let us know!