Video game releases: The Division 2, Baba Is You, Hypnospace Outlaw, One Piece

Publisher and developer Ubisoft has built up a considerable amount of anticipation for The Division 2. — AFP Relaxnews

Among last week's video game releases, team action title The Division 2 takes place in a Washington DC under the effects of a viral outbreak and foreign interference, Baba Is You invites players to mess around with game rules in order to progress, Truberbrook finds a mystery in a West German health resort town, Hypnospace Outlaw summons up a dream-inspired version of the early Internet, and One Piece: World Seeker extends the popular animé's reach with an open world adventure.

Tom Clancy's The Division 2
Out now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC

Moving on and up the coast from New York's wintry The Division, introducing a ravaged Washington DC to explore and reclaim, new factions to encounter, and new equipment to encounter. Highly anticipated after the success of its predecessor; at launch, unscored in-progress reviews have been positive, as logged by OpenCritic and Metacritic.

One Piece: World Seeker
Out now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC

Ocean-going adventurer Luffy makes landfall on a new island in this action-oriented animé tie-in promising new locations and a familiar cast of characters. Opening to an average score of 62 from OpenCritic and a weighted average of 74 (XBO) and 56 (PS4) from Metacritic.

Hypnospace Outlaw
Out now for Windows PC, Mac and Linux

Travel the collective dreamscape's information superhighway – the Hypnospace – either tracking down and clamping down on illegal use of the 1990s-aesthetic online free-for-all, or contributing to its anarchic nature using an of-its-time page builder, or simply search out the cutest, oddest screensavers and sound files. Debuting with a 78 average on OpenCritic and an 82 on Metacritic.

Baba Is You
Out now for Nintendo Switch and Windows PC

An idiosyncratic puzzle adventure in which rules can and must be changed on the go, by pushing words together to give Baba new powers or alter how the game world works. Just as Independent Games Festival Grand Prize finalist Hypnospace Outlaw launches ahead of the 2019 IGF, Baba Is You won the Design Award (and Student Game trophy) in 2018. Launching to an average score of 85 on OpenCritic.

For Windows PC, Mac and Linux now, then for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch from April 17 (digital) and April 18 (retail)

A young American physicist finds himself in the West German health spa village of Trüberbrook. But instead of working on his PhD, he is sucked into a puzzling sci-fi mystery, aided by Gretchen, an expert on ancient civilizations, and Lazarus, a stranded inventor. At the time of writing, its computer game edition had received an average of 70 from OpenCritic and a 66 from Metacritic. – AFP Relaxnews

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