A second instalment in the Trauma Center series is coming to Nintendo DS.
Another game has been confirmed as a Wii launch title - and this time it's the turn of Trauma Center: Second Opinion, the sequel to the quirky DS medical sim.
According to IGN, you will indeed have the option to purchase a copy on the same day you pick up your Wii console - which will be some time towards the end of the year.
Once again you'll play as genius surgeon Dr Stiles, using the Wii remote to slice open and stitch up all manner of unfortunates. You'll also get to use a brand new set of defibrillator pads, rather excitingly.
Good news for fans of Trauma Center: Under the Knife, the quirky, er, surgery sim for Nintendo DS - a new instalment in the series is currently in development for the Wii.
It's not easy being a doctor! A profession constantly on the move, it demands confidence, deftness of touch, sharp reflexes, superhuman concentration, relationship skills, bomb-defusal knowledge... Well, here it does.
This obviously isn't a surgery simulation, so the devs have had to edit the practical tools down to a set of ten, and the demands down to a set of stylus-driven challenges. Managing to convey the above requirements under such constraints is quite a feat, and Trauma Center deserves credit for it.
Adopting the mantle of Dr Stiles, a young doctor at Hope Hospital, you're quickly thrown into the OR. "Let's begin the operation!" he blurts with Phoenix Wrightian mania. During the initial section of the game, you're hand-held through touch-screen surgeries by departing nurse Mary on the top-screen, who teaches you the basics of making incisions, delivering injections, applying gel, suturing (stitching), handling forceps, applying artificial membranes and doing all of that while maintaining a patient's vital signs. This sets the tone for what follows.