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The PS4 launch of the Two Level Hospital: Jumbo Version is right here, and we will’t wait so that you can expertise the massive quantity of recent content material coming your method. That is by far the most important launch we’ve ever finished, together with 4 enormous expansions, two large merchandise packs, and a free replace with a number of the hottest group requested options. There’s by no means been a greater time to seize a stethoscope and begin constructing your very personal healthcare empire!

Head to the Pointy Mountains with native movie star, Bartholomew F Yeti, within the Bigfoot growth, blaze a sterilised path by the tropical islands with Wiggy Silverbottom in Pebberley Island, or tackle the most recent and biggest challenges within the two latest expansions to hit consoles: Shut Encounters and Off the Grid.

We all know, we all know… “Aliens in a hospital recreation?!”, “eco-warrior politicians in a hospital recreation!?” It’s most likely truthful to say you may need some questions earlier than you leap in to resolve mysterious alien conspiracies, or assist the Mayor make the county inexperienced once more… for the very first time. So why not seize a packet of the cheesiest gubbins you will discover and put your toes up whereas a few of our beautiful designers, Harry Puttock and Sam Webley speak you thru the brand new adventures that await you in our beloved little Two Level County.

Shut encounters

Harry Puttock: Alien conspiracies would possibly sound a little bit “on the market” for a hospital sim recreation, however we actually wished to go for one thing a little bit extra fantastical and push the boat out, which is strictly what we did for Shut Encounters. The idea of the thought got here from our Artistic Director, Gary Carr after watching far too many conspiracy TV reveals on Roswell, Space 51 and the like. 

Sam Webley: Shut Encounters has three model new areas: there’s Goldpan, a small city the place rumours of a UFO crash touchdown started, Camouflage Falls, a city that doesn’t actually exist, housing a large navy base, and Chasm 24, a secret authorities facility. The degrees actually do go from unusual happenings to full-blown authorities cover-ups as you get deeper and deeper into this loopy conspiracy.

Harry:All through the DLC you’ll be encountering numerous totally different space-themed sicknesses. My private favorite being Lack of Humanity, the place you’re really turning these aliens into individuals to allow them to combine with society in Two Level County. It’s fairly a pleasant twist, as a result of the DLC begins by exposing these aliens which are making an attempt to infiltrate your hospitals, and by the tip of it you’re serving to them keep right here quite than sending them dwelling. 

Sam: You possibly can’t speak about sicknesses in Shut Encounters with out mentioning Bowhine although. Sufferers with this sickness have grow to be unenamoured with being human, opting to spend their time in fields pretending to be cows. It is advisable to deal with them earlier than they get kidnapped by aliens! I’m not saying it is best to purposely not deal with them… but it surely’s fairly enjoyable to look at a UFO snatch somebody dressed up as a cow.

Harry: There are some actually cool new gameplay mechanics on this DLC as nicely, just like the Robo-Janitors. In Chasm 24 (the sport’s 24th degree, did anyone get that…?) you’ll want your Robo-Janitors to take care of huge mechanical stabilisers that stop earthquakes and different dangerous issues from occurring in your hospitals. A whole lot of sci-fi know-how appears very spectacular, however you don’t all the time get an ideal sense of what it does. Certain, it has numerous lights, and an unlimited button, however what’s it for? The Robo-Janitors are high-tech, but additionally immensely sensible. Each Robo-Janitor has a singular identify. My favorite is Sweepy Leroux. The best brooms-man in Two Level County.

Sam: Don’t overlook the precise aliens themselves. A part of your mission in Goldpan is to search out aliens making an attempt to infiltrate your hospital. You would possibly discover sufferers performing unusually, maybe they’ve not gone to reception or possibly they’re rummaging by bins (as a result of everyone knows real-life aliens do this… proper?), or their cloaking machine glitches a little bit bit. For those who see something like that, you’ll must ship the “affected person” dwelling to show the alien hiding in plain sight. It might sound a little bit imply, but when they go unnoticed, it may possibly begin to mess together with your hospitals.

Off the Grid

In Two Level County, voter analysis has repeatedly recommended that the general public’s primary concern is with the setting. To safe her place in workplace… ahem, we imply, to assist the green-minded group, Two Level County’s ever-present mayor, Tabitha Windsock, based the Division of Inexperienced Issues. She lately found it pays to go inexperienced on this time of poor voter polling, so she goes on a marketing campaign path to inform the world she’ll present healthcare for everybody collaborating in her initiative as a result of frankly…the lifeless can’t vote.

Sam: The core concept for Off the Grid was environmentalism. The primary degree, Wanderoff, is sort of like a giant hippy-commune and focuses on well being and wellbeing of workers, sufferers, and your hospital attractiveness to generate cash. The second degree, Previous Newpoint, is a little bit city the place individuals have opted for an older lifestyle, to the purpose the place they’ll knock down previous buildings and construct newer ones to make them look older. In Previous Newpoint you’ll develop your personal meals, which places strain in your hospital’s structure and dimension, because the meals and water would require lots of devoted house in your hospitals. The ultimate degree, Windsock, is a huge eco-city that the Mayor has, very humbly, constructed utilizing tax-payer’s cash. Windsock Metropolis doesn’t depend on the standard technique of energy. As a substitute, you’ll must construct inexperienced vitality machines to remain switched-on and self-sufficient. Every of your inexperienced vitality machines, whether or not it’s a wind turbine, photo voltaic panel or hydro-dam, will improve the ability capability of the hospital.

Harry: I’m a giant fan of the sicknesses in Off the Grid, they’re all very earthy! A whole lot of tenting and nature-based sicknesses. I like Woodworms, the place victims appear to be little picket puppets, the treatment for that is basically being eaten and spat out by an enormous whale. There’s Roadstool, Bodily Druids, Stumble Bum and my private favorite, Chocolate Shorts. Forgive the expression, however I used to be sitting on Chocolate Shorts for a couple of 12 months earlier than managing to get it into the sport.

Sam: It’s all about going inexperienced in Off the Grid. Ignoring that might result in penalties. So, all the time keep in mind to put numerous recycling bins, develop your personal meals in each degree and place numerous greenery across the hospitals, in any other case you would possibly end up shedding cash when an inspector comes your method!


We’re tremendous excited so that you can leap in and begin constructing your very personal healthcare empire, so what are you ready for! The Two Level Hospital: Jumbo Version is out at present on PlayStation 4.

Scrub up, we’ll see you on the ward. 

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