Two Point Hospital was an immediate success upon its 2018 release on PC. The spiritual successor to Theme Hospital is releasing its third paid expansion later this month. Close Encounters will see players storming Chasm 24 in hopes of discovering the secrets of the unusual new diseases. Give the reveal trailer a watch below.
Close Encounters adds a bunch of new things to the game. You’ll open up three new hospitals set in various cosmic places. Each of these will come with new challenges and features. Plus, you’ll be able to see all kinds of alien lifeforms. The expansion also gives players 34 new illnesses, 11 of which are given humorous visual indicators. And you’ll need to take advantage of the new rooms to find a way to cure all of these wild diseases.
This is the first big update the team has put out since announcing that they’ve been acquired by SEGA. It will also be interesting to see how many of these updates are included when the game releases on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One later this year. The team announced a month ago that they were bringing the hospital sim to consoles and I’m hopeful that everything released so far will be included. It’s quickly become a cliche, but this seems like a perfect game to play on the Switch.
Two Point Hospital Close Encounters will be out on August 29 for PC. The base game (and hopefully all three expansions) will be out on console at some point later this year.
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