Unfortunately Trauma Center: New Blood was not playable at E3. The game is still in development, but Atlus USA is already working on localizing Trauma Center: New Blood for North America. They plan to do a dual release, Japan and the USA, this holiday season.
The story takes place ten years after the events with Derek Styles with a team of two new doctors Marcus and Valerie. GUILT isn’t part of the storyline, but there will be atypical, sci-fi like operations in New Blood. Also there are not any details about gameplay changes other than the addition of two player co-op. During multiplayer surgeries you can tell one person to handle the left side of tumors while you work on the right. Or you can be more strategic and have one person focus on draining all of the tumors while the other player cuts them out with the scalpel. There’s some flexibility here and players aren’t forced to take turns.
Atlus is putting extra polish on Trauma Center: New Blood’s presentation by adding in 16:9 widescreen, 480p, online leaderboards and fully voicing it.
During the talk it’s clear that Atlus has a strong commitment to the Trauma Center series, it’s regarded as high as their Shin Megami Tensei franchise. When I asked them if Trauma Center would ever return to its home, the Nintendo DS, I was told it’s possible. And for Trauma Center fans you might see a cameo in New Blood.
Now to the reader questions. On Princess Crown for the PSP I got a “no comment” response. For Super Robot Taisen: Original Generations on the PS2 I was told there is a slim possibility it might come out. A slim chance is still a chance. If you want to see it happen make lots of noise for Super Robot Taisen.