Theme Hospital’s ‘Spiritual Successor’ Is Out Next Month

Theme Hospital, the hospital simulation game that followed on from Theme Park was the reason we didn’t want to go to school back in 1997, so the news of its ‘successor’ coming to PC next month has gotten us very excited.

The original Theme Hospital launched on PC back in the 90s, and was the brainchild of Peter Molyneux and James Leach. Although Molyneux didn’t play a role in its development, the game went on to be incredibly successful, selling over four million copies worldwide.

If you sorely miss running your own hospital then Two Point Hospital should be right up your alley.

Landing on Steam on 29th August, the game comes from Two Point Studios and is published by SEGA, so there’s already high hopes for the sim.

According to the game’s page, you’ll soon be able to: “build up a hospital from nothing to a masterpiece as you design the most beautiful – or functional healthcare operation in the whole of Two Point County.

“Optimise your hospital design to increase patient (and cash) flow, arranging corridors, rooms and waiting areas to your exact specifications.

“Expand your hospital to multiple buildings as you look to get as many patients through the door as possible.

“Place decorative and functional items around your hospital to improve its prestige, lower patient boredom, increase happiness and keep those end of year awards flowing in.”

It won’t just be your typical building and business sim though, as the devs promise: “all kinds of unusual illnesses; from Light-headedness to Cubism – each requiring their very own special type of treatment machine.

“Diagnose illnesses, build the right rooms to handle them, hire the right staff, and then get ready, because curing just one of these illnesses is just the beginning.”

If you can’t wait to don your scrubs then you can pre-order the game right now with a 10% discount, costing you just £22.49/$31.49.

Check out some of the gameplay below!

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