Spiritual successor to Theme Hospital cures fictional afflictions.
It’s been a long time since I played a hospital simulator. Of course, at the mere mention of a hospital game, it’s impossible not to think of Theme Hospital, the wonderful and weird game launched way back in 1997. Theme Hospital tasked you with curing all kinds of horrific yet hilarious ailments, such as Bloaty Head syndrome, ingeniously cured by popping the patient’s head, and reinflating to the correct size.
Two Point Hospital looks almost exactly like a more modern version of Theme Hospital, and there’s a reason for that. Developer Two Point Studios was founded by the creators of Theme Hospital, Mark Webley and Gary Carr.
The new trailer for Two Point Hospital introduces us to the flummoxing affliction Light-Headedness and patient zero. With more puns than you can shake a scalpel at, you’ll be able to remedy this condition in the specialised De-Lux Clinic in your hospital.
Say the developers of their partnership with SEGA Europe:
“Gary and I have been talking about this project for a number of years and are really excited to be announcing Two Point Studios’ first game. The amazing team we have managed to bring together, and our partnership with Sega, has really allowed this first part of our vision to finally come to fruition.”
If you are feeling sick with anticipation, you can sign up for the Hospital Pass on the official Two Point Hospital website. You’ll get a free in-game exclusive item when the game launches and access to more of the site, including early access to upcoming trailers.
You can already wishlist Two Point Hospital on Steam, though unfortunately we’re still some time away from launch, expected in late 2018. We will, of course, keep you informed of any more unfortunate medical problems as they’re discovered.
A fan of indie RPGs, Andrew splits his time between grinding for XP, and writing about grinding for XP. As well as running our news section, Andrew eats a medically inadvisable amount of Marmite.