Trauma Center: Under the Knife, known in Japan as Chōshittō Caduceus (超執刀 カドゥケウス, Chōshittō Kadukeusu?, lit. Super Surgical Operation: Caduceus), is a simulation game developed and published by Atlus for the Nintendo DS and is the first entry in the Trauma Center series. The game was released in Japan on June 30, 2005, in North America on October 4, 2005 and in Europe on April 28, 2006.
Like all games in the Trauma Center series, the player is tasked with performing surgery on various injured patients. The player uses the Nintendo DS touch screen to use the available medical instruments and perform the required actions. The player assumes the role of Derek Stiles, a young surgeon who possesses a unique and rare ability called the "Healing Touch," which briefly allows him to operate exceptionally quickly and accurately. His ability leads him to work for Caduceus, an organization dedicated to researching diseases, where he is tasked with treating a series of increasingly dangerous strains of a man-made disease called GUILT.
Under the Knife received favorable reviews, gaining aggregate scores of 80.31% and 81 on GameRankings and Metacritic. A remake, Trauma Center: Second Opinion, was released in 2006 as a launch title for the Wii console and a direct sequel, Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2, was released in 2008.
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