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.