Following the popular Trauma Center: Under The Knife on Nintendo DS, Trauma Center: Second Opinion allows you to become a life-saver once more as you perform complex and challenging operations, using the unique Wii Remote for a more immersive game experience. Set initially in Hope Hospital, Trauma Center: Second Opinion sees the return of rookie doctor Derek Stiles and introduces new surgeon Dr. Nozomi Weaver. Derek finds himself thrown in at the deep end combating the deadly disease ‘GUILT’ (Gangliated Utrophin Immuno Latency Toxin), believed to have been engineered by the terrorist group Delphi.
Following the same format as the original Trauma Center: Under The Knife, Trauma Center: Second Opinion is a fast-paced action-filled game where players must complete the tasks set for them as quickly and accurately as possible. With points awarded for both accuracy and speed, a truly great surgeon will need a confident, but steady hand. In this version of the game, all the surgeon’s actions are controlled using a series of life-like movements with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, making Trauma Center more exciting and realistic than ever before.
The game’s controls add a very different dimension to Trauma Center: Second Opinion. With a two-handed play scheme utilising both the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, players can select instruments using the Nunchuk in one hand whilst the other hand employs the chosen tool, adding precision and realism to the game.
Players are able to wield more than a dozen different instruments over the course of the game by using the Wii’s unique motion sensitive controls. Players can utilise everything from syringes, scalpels and tweezers to defibrillator paddles, which can be used to shock arrest patients back to life.
Players can also use each character’s unique “Healing Touch” ability; slow down time and perform lightning-fast surgery as Derek, or heal patients at an accelerated rate as Nozomi. But choose wisely – these skills may only be used once in each operation.
For skilled surgeons seeking an even tougher challenge, each stage can be replayed to improve score and ranking. There is also a brand-new sixth chapter of the story and an Extreme Difficulty mode that will push even the best player to their very limit, though new doctors can begin by selecting the optional Easy Difficulty setting!
So you’d better make sure your hands are steady and you’re prepped for surgery when Trauma Center: Second Opinion launches across Europe for the Wii on 10th August 2007 at an estimated retail price of around £35.