Retailers going Under the Knife, getting demonic

Atlus' DS surgeon sim and Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga sequel arrive in stores nationwide.


A pair of freshly available Atlus games is allowing gamers everywhere to play both doctor and savior. Both the anime-inspired DS surgeon sim Trauma Center: Under the Knife and the bleak, demon-riddled PlayStation 2 role-playing game Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 are now available at retailers nationwide.

In Trauma Center, players step into the scrubs of Derek Stiles, a rookie doctor who has just completed his residency and is taking over all of the basic surgical procedures in Hope Hospital. With the help of nurse Mary Fulton, Derek becomes an experienced surgeon capable of performing complex medical procedures using the DS stylus to make incisions, administer anesthesia, apply dressings, monitor vital signs, and more.

In Digital Devil Saga 2, players pick up where the original Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga left off. Serph, leader of the Embryon tribe in the war-torn lands of the Junkyard, has managed to climb the Karma Tower, thus ascending to Nirvana. However, all that awaits him there are empty streets and nothingness, his companions and his own world left behind. There are demons to fight, however. Nirvana is no different from the Junkyard, so Serph must find his own way in this strange new place, devouring those before him for survival.

Trauma Center is rated T for Teen and retails for $29.99. Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 is rated M for Mature and retails for $49.99. Check back with GameSpot later for reviews of both games.

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