The PS4 launch of Two Point Hospital: Jumbo Edition is here, and we can’t wait for you to experience the massive amount of new content to come. This is by far the biggest release we’ve ever made, featuring four huge expansions, two huge item packs, and a free update with some of the most popular features requested by the community. There has never been a better time to grab a stethoscope and start building your own health empire!
Head to the Pointed Mountains with local celebrity Bartholomew F Yeti in the Bigfoot expansion, trace a sterilized trail through tropical islands with Wiggy Silverbottom to Pebberley Island, or tackle the latest and greatest challenges in both latest expansions to hit consoles: Close-Up and Off-Network Dating.
We know, we know… “Aliens in a hospital game ?!”, “Eco-warrior politicians in a hospital game !?“It’s probably fair to say that you might have some questions before you set out to solve mysterious alien plots, or help the mayor turn the county green again… for the very first time.” So why not grab a bundle of the cheesiest gubbins you can find and set foot on your feet while some of our adorable designers, Harry Puttock and Sam Webley, tell you about the new adventures that await you in our little county well- loved by Two Point.
Harry Puttock: Alien plots might seem a bit ‘out there’ for a hospital simulator game, but we really wanted to go for something a little more fantastic and push the boat, which is exactly what we did to. Close Encounters. The basis for the idea came from our Creative Director, Gary Carr, after watching far too many conspiratorial shows on Roswell, Area 51 and the like.
Sam Webley: Close Encounters has three new areas: there’s Goldpan, a small town where rumors of a UFO forced landing started, Camouflage Falls, a town that doesn’t really exist, home to a massive military base, and Chasm 24 , a secret government facility. The levels really range from weird events to full-fledged government cover-ups as you get deeper and deeper into this insane conspiracy.
Harry:Throughout the DLC, you will come across many space-themed illnesses. My favorite is the lack of humanity, where you turn these aliens into people so they can fit into Two Point County society. It’s a nice twist, as the DLC starts by exposing these aliens trying to infiltrate your hospitals, and at the end of the day, you help them stay here rather than send them home.
Sat: You can’t talk about diseases in Close Encounters without mentioning Bowhine. Patients with this disease are no longer excited about being human, choosing to spend their time in the fields pretending to be cows. You must heal them before they are kidnapped by aliens! I’m not saying you shouldn’t treat them on purpose… but it’s pretty fun watching a UFO snatch someone disguised as a cow.
Harry: There are also some really cool new game mechanics in this DLC, like the Robo-Janitors. In Chasm 24 (the 24th level of the game, did anyone get that…?), You will need your Robo-Janitors to maintain large mechanical stabilizers that keep earthquakes and other bad things from happening. produce in your hospitals. A lot of sci-fi tech looks very impressive, but you don’t always have a good idea of what they’re doing. Sure, it has a lot of lights and a huge button, but what’s the point? Robo-Janitors are high tech, but also extremely practical. Each Robo-Janitor has a unique name. My favorite is Sweepy Leroux. The best broomman in Two Point County.
Sat: Don’t forget the aliens themselves. Part of your mission in Goldpan is to find aliens who are trying to infiltrate your hospital. You might notice that the patients are acting weird, maybe they haven’t been to the front desk, or they are rummaging through the trash (because we all know real aliens do this … is not?), or that their camouflage device has a little problem. If you see anything like this, you will have to send the “patient” home to expose the alien hiding in plain sight. It might sound a bit mean, but if they go unnoticed it can start to disrupt your hospitals.
Outside the network
In Two Point County, voter research has repeatedly suggested that the main public concern is the environment. To secure her place in the office… uh, we mean, to support the green community, the ever-present Two Point County Mayor Tabitha Windsock founded the Green Things Department. She recently discovered that it pays to go green in this time of bad election polls, so she is campaigning to tell the world that she is going to provide health care to everyone involved in her initiative because frankly… the dead can’t vote.
Sat: The central idea of Off the Grid was environmentalism. The first level, Wanderoff, almost looks like a large hippie commune and focuses on the health and well-being of the staff, patients, and attractiveness of your hospital to generate money. The second level, Old Newpoint, is a small town where people have moved to an older way of life, to the point of tearing down old buildings and building newer ones to make them look older. In Old Newpoint, you grow your own food, which puts pressure on the layout and size of your hospital as food and water will require a lot of dedicated space in your hospitals. The last level, Windsock, is a giant eco-city that the mayor has, very humbly, built with taxpayer money. Windsock City does not rely on the usual means of power. Instead, you’ll have to build green power machines to stay on and on your own. Each of your green energy machines, whether it is a wind turbine, solar panel or hydroelectric dam, will increase the electrical capacity of the hospital.
Harry: I’m a big fan of the diseases in Off the Grid, they are all very earthy! Lots of illnesses linked to camping and nature. I love woodworms, where the sick look like little wooden puppets, the remedy is basically to be eaten and spat out by a giant whale. There’s Roadstool, Body Druids, Stumble Bum, and my favorite, Chocolate Shorts. Forgive the expression, but I was sitting on chocolate shorts for about a year before I managed to get it into the game.
Sat: It’s about going green in Off the Grid. Ignoring this could result in penalties. So never forget to place lots of recycling bins, grow your own food on all levels, and place lots of greenery around hospitals or you may lose money when an inspector comes your way. !
We are excited that you are getting started and starting to build your own healthcare empire, so what are you waiting for! The Two Point Hospital: Jumbo Edition is available today at Playstation 4.
Scrub, we’ll see you in the room.