PS4 Getting "Nightmare-Inducingly Fun" Surgeon Simulator Next Week

Funny indie game launching August 12 with a PlayStation-exclusive mode.

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Funny doctor training game Surgeon Simulator will launch for PlayStation 4 on August 12, it was announced on the PlayStation Blog. The Surgeon Simulator Anniversary Edition, as developer Bossa Studios is calling it, will also have a PlayStation-exclusive mode. Pricing was not disclosed. The PC version sells for $10, while the iPad iteration goes for $6.

Unfortunately, the developer isn't revealing what the PlayStation-exclusive mode will entail just yet. "All we CAN say is that it's something our community asked for. Daily. And we hate to disappoint," Bossa Studios community manager Poppy Byron said in the blog post. "Our awesome (and twisted) dev team wanted to make sure that this newest version of the game was even more nightmare-inducingly fun."

The Anniversary Edition of Surgeon Simulator includes the eye and teeth transplants and trolly mode from the iPad version. Also included is the original operating theater and ambulance, as well as the space and alien spacecraft operations.

Surgeon Simulator's famously inelegant controls are one of the game's most compelling features. For the PS4 version, hand movement and rotation has been mapped to the DualShock 4's left and right thumb sticks, while you'll use the two shoulder buttons to control the fingers. You can also control the orientation of the hand using the controller's motion sensors if you want. "Our playtesters were pleasantly surprised by how good this felt," Bossa Studios said in June. "It's quite an alien feeling at first, but it gives a lot of agility to the hand, so people tended to prefer it over the stick control once they got a feel for it."

Surgeon Simulator originally launched for PC in 2013, and came to iPad earlier this year. The Anniversary Edition is coming to PC on August 14 alongside an Android version. Since the game's original release, a spate of "simulator" games have come to light, including Goat Simulator and Bear Simulator. For more on Surgeon Simulator Anniversary Edition, check out the trailer above.

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