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Check out this new eco-themed Two Point Hospital DLC

Two Point Hospital’s Off the Grid DLC will release next week.

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Two Point Hospital’s Off the Grid DLC will release next week.

Two Point Hospital is a popular little game. It scratches the itch of Theme Hospital, but with some modern improvements, for an excellent hospital tycoon experience.

Next week, on March 18, 2PH will receive some new paid DLC called Off the Grid. As the name suggests, Two Point Hospital: Off the Grid brings eco-themed elements to the experience.

But what are these off-the-grid elements, exactly?

Two Point Hospital: Off the Grid DLC

New hospitals

  • Wanderoff County Park – a nature commune with low funds; you’ll need to score well on other factors
  • Old Newpoint – an old-timey community; favours organic farming and herbal medicine
  • Windsock City – an expansive eco-city; Windsock is defined by its eco-friendly credentials

New illnesses

  • Visual illnesses:
    • Harebrained
    • Root Snoot
    • Green Fingers
    • Ramshackled
    • Perforated Thoughts
  • Non-visual illnesses:
    • Bodily Druids
    • Flappy Hamper
    • Tenderbox

All that sounds great, but we’d like to raise a small issue with the way the Two Point Hospital: Off the Grid DLC was announced on Twitter:

Haven’t people learned that faux-MAGA marketing is just such a bad idea? There are no exceptions. There are no unique takes. No, your stupid idea won’t be different or better. The best-case scenario is that you just look really insensitive to the sorts of issues the orange sex-pest-in-chief advocates. And the worst-case scenario? You look like you actually agree and support his vile ideology.

We’re not sure whether it’s publisher Sega, developer Two Point Studios, or a third-party PR agent that’s running the official Two Point Hospital Twitter account. But whoever it is, you need to do better.


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This week’s Xbox One releases (March 30-April 3, 2020)

This week’s lineup of new Xbox One releases includes a classic survival horror, an interactive movie, and a game about delivering parcels that isn’t Death Stranding.

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This week’s lineup of new Xbox One releases includes a classic survival horror, an interactive movie, and a game about delivering parcels that isn’t Death Stranding.

A bumper week of new Xbox One releases is headlined by Capcom’s remake of Resident Evil 3. If you enjoyed last year’s stunning update of Resident Evil 2, you can expect the same lavish production values, control refinements, and well-directed scares.

Another nerve-wracking release is The Complex from Little Jade Productions. It’s pitched as “a live-action, cinematic interactive movie sci-fi thriller” about the aftermath of a bio-weapon attack in London. The story is written by Lynn Renee Maxcy, winner of two Writers Guild of America awards for her work on The Handmaid’s Tale. Michelle Mylett and Kate Dickie are among the cast.

If you’re looking for something a little less panic-inducing, you should totally check out Totally Reliable Delivery Service. We played the game at E3 last year and had a blast. It’s funny, chaotic, charming, and sometimes panic-inducing. Oh crap.

Other new games include Lost Artifacts: Golden Island, Random Heroes, and Snakeybus, which, if you haven’t seen it, is exactly the game you think it might be.

Each new release can be purchased from the Xbox One digital games store and Microsoft online store. Here’s the confirmed lineup.

New Xbox One games – March 30-April 3, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

  • No releases

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

  • The Complex

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

  • Shaolin vs Wutang
  • Totally Reliable Delivery Service
  • Random Heroes
  • Lost Artifacts: Golden Island

Thursday, April 2, 2020

  • No releases

Friday, April 3, 2020

  • The Curious Expedition
  • Horror of the Deep
  • HyperParasite
  • Resident Evil 3
  • Snakeybus

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Final Fantasy VII Remake to ship early in some regions

Disruption to global supply channels means that Final Fantasy VII Remake will be shipped early in Europe and Australia.

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Disruption to global supply channels caused by COVID-19 means that Final Fantasy VII Remake is shipping early in Europe and Australia.

It looks like some players will get the chance to visit Midgar a little sooner than expected. In a statement posted to Twitter, Square Enix says that Final Fantasy VII Remake will be shipping to Europe and Australia earlier than planned due to the impact of COVID-19 on global supply channels.

In the statement, producer Yoshinori Kitase and director Tetsuya Nomura said:

“These unique circumstances have made it very difficult to align timing of our global shipping. Our highest priority is that all of you, including those who live in countries currently facing the biggest disruption, can play the game at launch, so we made the decision to ship the game far earlier than usual to Europe and Australia. As a result, there is greater chance that some of you in these regions will now get a copy of the game prior to the worldwide release date of April 10.”

Copies of Final Fantasy VII Remake will be shipped to other Western regions later this week. The game should be available for the official launch date, although it might be prudent to expect short delays and a lower than usual numbers of physical copies available. Such is life. You’ll pull through it.

The statement ends by asking players who get the game early to not spoil the experience for others.

“We know there are potential spoilers that have been out there for over two decades as the original Final Fantasy VII was released in 1997. But Final Fantasy VII Remake is a new game that still has many surprises for everyone.”


This week’s new video game releases

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Last chance to save in the PlayStation Store Mega March sale

Pick up some huge PlayStation 4 discounts while you can in the PlayStation Store Mega March sale.

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Pick up some huge PlayStation 4 discounts (while you can) in the PlayStation Store Mega March sale.

You’ll have to be quick if you want some savings, the Mega March sale ends today in North America and at midnight tomorrow in Europe.

If you want a game to lose yourself in, Assassin’s Creed Origins is reduced by a massive 74% and will keep you busy for weeks to come. Engrossing space simulation Elite: Dangerous also has enough content for several lifetimes and is discounted by 55%.

Other highlights include PS4 exclusive Bloodborne, which is discounted by 37%, and a 42% cut for Sega’s HD update of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz.

If you’re excited by this week’s release of Resident Evil 3, you have just enough time to get through Capcom’s stellar remake of Resident Evil 2. It’s reduced in the region of 50% depending on the version of the game you choose.

Other sale titles include The Blackout Club, SteamWorld Dig 2, and Watch Dogs 2. Head over to the PS Store in your country to see the full list of discounted games.

PlayStation Store Mega March Sale Highlights

  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall
  • AO Tennis 2
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Banner Saga Trilogy
  • Bloodborne
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
  • Dark Souls: Remastered
  • Darksiders III Season Pass
  • Doom + Wolfenstein II Bundle
  • Elite Dangerous
  • Far Cry 5
  • Hitman Go
  • Human: Fall Flat
  • Lego DC Super-Villains
  • Life is Strange Season Pass
  • Little Dragons Café
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
  • Overcooked! 2
  • Peggle 2
  • Rage 2
  • Resident Evil 2 Deluxe Edition
  • Riverbond
  • Skyrim Special Edition + Fallout 4 G.O.T.Y. Bundle
  • Soulcalibur Ⅵ
  • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Watch Dogs 2 – Deluxe Edition
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • XCOM 2

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New Nintendo Switch releases (March 30-April 3, 2020)

This week’s lineup of new Nintendo Switch eShop games includes games about zombies, dinosaurs, couriers, and chemical bio-weapons. Enjoy!

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This week’s lineup of new Nintendo Switch eShop releases includes games about zombies, dinosaurs, couriers, and chemical bio-weapons. Enjoy!

Our pick of the week is Totally Reliable Delivery Service from We’re Five Games. If you thought traversal in Death Stranding was a challenge, the ragdoll physics of this comic multiplayer courier game should be just the tonic. TRDS was one of our E3 2019 highlights. It’s fast, frantic, and funny.

Bub and Bob (and friends) return in the long-awaited North American release of Bubble Bobble 4 Friends. It’s a delightful update of an arcade classic with 100 new levels and support for four-player co-op. The 1986 original is also included as a bonus.

Zombie Army Trilogy brings Rebellion’s cult horror FPS series to the Nintendo Switch. In addition to three campaigns, there are online modes for 2-4 players.

Other new Nintendo Switch releases include Operencia: The Stolen Sun, a new RPG from Zen Studios, and The Complex, a new interactive sci-fi thriller movie from Little Jade Productions and Wales Interactive.

Finally, Dandy Dungeon – Legend of Brave Yamada, the quirky tale of dungeon puzzling and mid-life crisis from Onion Games, gets a free update. Dandy Dungeon II: The Phantom Bride doubles the size of the game and adds new music from Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu and Touhou Project’s Zun.

Here’s the full lineup of new Nintendo eShop releases. We’ll keep this post updated with new additions throughout the week.

Nintendo Switch releases – March 30-April 3, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

  • What the Box?

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

  • Bubble Bobble 4 Friends (NA)
  • Zombie Army Trilogy
  • TY the Tasmanian Tiger HD
  • Operencia: The Stolen Sun
  • The Complex
  • Chapeau
  • Treachery in Beatdown City
  • Stones of the Revenant

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

  • Dandy Dungeon – Legend of Brave Yamada 2 (Update)
  • Totally Reliable Delivery Service
  • Wurroom

Thursday, April 2, 2020

  • Curious Expedition
  • JunkJack
  • Horror Bundle Vol. 1 (Paranautical, Uncanny Valley, Slain: Back from Hell)
  • Lost Artifacts
  • MazM: Jekyll and Hyde
  • MetaChampions
  • The Otterman Empire
  • Pocket Harvest
  • Rascal Fight
  • Snakeybus

Friday, April 3, 2020

  • Aeolis Tournament
  • Drift Zone Arcade
  • HyperParasite
  • In Other Waters
  • Random Heroes

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New PlayStation 4 releases (March 30-April 3, 2020)

Resident Evil 3 and Persona 5 Royal headline next week’s lineup of new PlayStation 4 and PS Vita releases on the PS Store.

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Resident Evil 3 and Persona 5 Royal headline next week’s lineup of new PlayStation 4 and PS Vita releases on the PS Store.

Next week’s big new PS4 release is Capcom’s Resident Evil 3. Remade in the RE Engine, the game gets a sumptuous graphical overhaul and employs the same third-person camera used in last year’s stunning RE2 remake. The package also includes the asymmetrical-multiplayer game, Resident Evil: Resistance.

One of the best RPGs of recent years also gets an update in Persona 5 Royal. This expanded version of the game features new music, characters, attacks, locations, puzzles, and story beats. We’re particularly excited to meet new Phantom Thief, Kasumi Yoshizawa, and hang out at the Penguin Sniper cafe to play billiards and darts. We love darts.

We might love darts, but we don’t love chemical bio-weapons. However, that’s what’s in store for players trapped in The Complex. With a script by Lynn Renee Maxcy, The Complex is an interactive cinematic thriller with branching storylines and performances from Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones) and Michelle Mylett (Bad Blood).

If you like the idea of Death Stranding, but not its execution, do check out Totally Reliable Delivery Service. It’s a madcap multiplayer physics-based simulator about delivering parcels. We totally loved what we played last year, and we totally expect it to be totally worth playing.

Other new PS4 releases include Overpass, Snakeybus, and Operencia: The Stolen Sun, a new old-school RPG from Zen Studios, who are best known for their pinball games. It looks promising.

Here is the full lineup of confirmed PlayStation Store games for the PS4, PS VR, and PS Vita.

New PlayStation 4 releases – March 30-April 3, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

  • No releases

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

  • Battle Rockets (PS Vita only)
  • The Casebook of Arkady Smith
  • The Complex
  • Curious Expedition
  • Final Assault
  • Good Goliath
  • Immortal Legacy: The Jade Cipher
  • Operencia: The Stolen Sun
  • Overpass
  • Persona 5 Royal
  • Random Heroes (+ PS Vita)
  • Snakeybus

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

  • Totally Reliable Delivery Service
  • Wurroom

Thursday, April 2, 2020

  • No releases

Friday, April 3, 2020

  • Hyperparasite
  • Resident Evil 3

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