May 13th, 2006, 10:29 Posted By: wraggster
Encouraging gamers to slice people open with a scalpel and prod at their various internal organs, Trauma Center: Second Opinion (cool title!) clearly fits in well with Nintendo's all-inclusive family strategy for the Wii. Okay, so it's a sequel to last year's DS doctor sim, Trauma Center: Under the Knife, meaning that you're generally gutting people for their own good. I managed to track down Tomm Hulett of Atlus USA and, after threatening him sufficiently, managed to extract the following information:
The game should be released within the Wii's "launch window" (i.e. before the end of the year).
Two playable characters will be available, each one following a different path in the story.
Unlike Derek (the original game's main character), the new doctor will not possess the "Healing Touch", instead boasting some other, sure to be wacky power.
The game was almost called Trauma Center: Relapse.
Thanks to the wiimote, Second Opinion will be much more intricate than the DS version and allow you to use more surgical tools.
The nunchuck analog stick is used for selecting tools.
The game will not be fully voice-acted. Only a couple of voice samples will be matched to on-screen text, much like the Legend of Zelda titles.
Tomm hinted that you'd be able to use the wiimote and nunchuck as a defibrilator.
Speaking of which, the Atlus meeting rooms just happened to be situated right next to the wall mounted defibrilator pictured to the right. Must be one for the fanboys.
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