Been a while since I finished Trauma Centre New Blood for the Wii and since I haven’t posted about the soundtrack yet, I thought better late than never. All the tracks are mainly composed by Kenichi Tsuchiya who assisted Shoji Meguro for the DS game but, Atsushi Kitajoh was also responsible for a few of the tracks.
The one you’ll find here is the unofficial version ripped by Cubed who also provided the soundtrack for Under The Knife and for Second Opinion. There’s actually an official soundtrack available this time which also seems to coincidentally contain 39 tracks. Odd that I can’t find it on Atlus Net.
Grab the soundtrack from Sendspace. Thanks goes to reader Calvin for linking me to the rip over a year ago and Cubed for doing a great job of the rip once again!
This month there is a special issue of the Atlus Express magazine where all the various directors have gathered from the company to wish everyone “Merry Christmas.” Drop by the site to find the full size images.
This one of the beautiful Velvet Room sisters, Margaret and Elizabeth is from the Persona 4 art director Soejima.
Yup, finally got my hands on Trauma Centre New Blood! Didn’t pick it up for the RRP and ordered it off Play.com instead. Surprised Gameplay still don’t stock it but, I’m presuming the demand is low and considering there’s a credit crunch going on, probably best not to stock games that might make a loss.
Anyway, moving on…
It’s release day yet, pretty much none of my favourite online stores have Trauma Centre New Blood in-stock apart from Play.com. Not even Amazon! I wonder why…
So, I decided to go wandering around the high street stores. Looks like they had plenty in-stock but at varying prices. Game Station had it for £40 while both Game and HMV both have it for £35. I want to order off Gameplay since I’ve been with them for years and I’ve never received any badly scratched or poor condition “new” games from them but again, they don’t have it despite their speedy delivery of Second Opinion.
Guess I’ll just wait for a while and see what happens.
Trauma Centre New Blood is due this Friday in Europe yet, none of the shops seem to have it up for pre-order. The demand must really be very low… After playing Under The Knife 2 on the DS, it is starting to feel kind of stale because apart from the “alien disease” operations, you’re mostly repeating the same actions since the first game. Really don’t know what else they can do to the gameplay after UTK2 if they continue the series.
However, besides its gameplay, I like its presentation since Masayuki Doi took over for the cleaner character designs and backgrounds. The music is good and I like the touch of philosophy they put in such as how Derek told a suicidal girl to look herself in the mirror, telling her she should work to make herself happy and to be a better person, not because of other people. It might not make you popular but you’ll like yourself more and think of all the stories you’ll have to tell.
Good to see we’re getting the JP boxart instead of the bland US one.