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Majesco to Release Zoo Hospital for Wii

by Les Thomas - May 9, 2008, 8:23 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

First Wii game to allow players to take the role of veterinarian debuts in August.

Following the story line of the not-so-popular DS version, Majesco hopes to bring back the magic with Zoo Hospital for Wii. Your animal expert Aunt Lucy owns a zoo and you are fresh out of veterinary school. Together you will heal a variety of animals from around the world. Zoo Hospital is due out in August.

To save your Aunt's zoo from foreclosure, you must cure various animals including dolphins, gorillas, macaws, and camels and boost the zoo's rating to increase customer turnout. Zoo Hospital will be the first Wii game to let you act as a veterinarian using the Remote to perform operations. The game will feature 48 animals (the DS version featured 10) and include a variety of procedures, from dental work to removing gallstones. You can walk through the interactive, 3D zoo and conduct follow-up care with the animals to further boost the zoo's rating. As in the DS version, you will be able to play with a friend, working side-by-side as animal doctors.


EDISON, N.J., May 6, 2008 - The future of the zoo is in your hands as Majesco Entertainment Company, an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced Zoo Hospital for Wii. As a recent Veterinary College grad, you must help your Aunt Lucy heal a myriad of exotic animals and save the once world-famous Zoo Hospital from a businessman's bulldozer by attracting more visitors. Developed by Torus Games, Zoo Hospital for Wii is expected to launch this August.

Zoo Hospital is the first game of its kind on Wii that lets players experience a veterinarian's job. Players can use the Wii Remote in surgical procedures to eliminate parasitic pests, perform dentistry, X-ray organs and remove foreign bodies like gallstones to restore the health of 48 ailing zoo animals, including dolphins, gorillas, macaws and camels. Soothing and feeding each animal while following up on post surgical patients in their enclosures is as important as precise operations, since happy, healthy animals increase the Zoo Rating which in turn affects the number of visitors patronizing the zoo.

Zoo Hospital allows players to experience a 3D zoo environment and enables up to 2 friends to treat animals together in cooperative multi-player mode. Aspiring vets can also unlock new animals, enclosures, medical mini-games and plaques by successfully performing procedures and raising the Zoo Rating.

Zoo Hospital for Wii is expected to release in August.


D_AverageMay 09, 2008

Finally!!  I wonder if the game puts you in a "crisis mode" after the lions escape.

...It's Trauma Center.. with ANIMALS!!!

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