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Atlus' successful surgery series returns to Wii with the option of working closely with a friend to perform life-saving operations. Playable doctors Markus Vaughn and Valerie Blaylock not only have to rescue critically ill patients, they must also endure workplace politics and even a government conspiracy. The anime-style storyline is once again told through a series of hand-drawn still images, but voice overs now accompany the text. Motion-sensitive controls involve using the Wii Remote as a tool to perform specific tasks, from removing tumors to suturing wounds to suctioning out excess fluid.
As in the first game, operations and illnesses lean toward the surreal, and human anatomy has been simplified so as not to distract (or disturb) those who don't normally use scalpels and forceps. While the surgical instruments are identical to those found in Second Opinion, new techniques and challenges will require an even steadier hand and quicker reflexes. After each timed operation, players can submit their co-op or solo scores online via wireless broadband connection. New Blood features a seven-episode campaign with 50 surgeries to complete in total. Three difficulty settings are also included for a custom challenge. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide