To start off Atlus’ plethora of Trauma Team assets – which will be coming at us pretty heavily in the coming weeks – here we have character art that introduces the six main doctors from the game. Each doctor has his or her own specialization and back story that players can delve into and use to their advantage. They will also all interact with each other throughout the game. Seeing each character’s own personality and how they interact with others ought to be rather interesting. Interest in who these characters are? Here’s a nice, long description of each one from the Atlus press release. After that, the character art I mentioned earlier. Look for Trauma Team on the Wii in the spring of 2010.
CR-SO1 – Surgery
The genius surgeon CR-S01 goes only by his prison number because he has no memories of his past and cannot remember what his name is. Though he has a sentence of 250 years in solitary confinement, the government has made a deal with CR-S01: In exchange for performing operations that require his unique talents, he will be granted a slight reduction in his prison sentence, while being allowed to interact with people outside his confinement.
Like you might expect from anyone in such a situation, CR-S01 isn’t the most pleasant person to be around. He is cold and often lacks basic social graces, and part of what drives others away from him is his own inability to relate to others. Still, if he is able to open his heart up to his teammates and work together with them, his amazing skills and fearsome zeal to preserve life will surely save countless lives.
Gabriel Cunningham – Diagnostics
Gabriel Cunningham is Resurgam’s finest diagnostician, able to identify patients’ conditions through scans, consultations, and deductive reasoning. Years of work have given Gabriel a most impressive case history, but the more people he helps, the less he finds himself caring for any particular person. This eventually cost him the ability to maintain deep relationships. Gabriel always appears to be a good-humored fellow, but beneath his casual shell he’s actually quite bitter and sarcastic towards the world. Thus, though he has many friends around Resurgam, his wife left him with her son when their marriage became strained to the breaking point.
This ill will has begun to manifest itself in his work, and his performance is suffering. Something needs to deliver the kick he requires to get his keen analytical mind back in gear… If he somehow does find hope and a positive meaning for saving life, he will surely be able to use his immense knowledge and precise insight to find the best way to save many patients’ lives.
Maria Torres – First Response
Maria Torres puts her entire spirit into everything she does, and expects nothing less from those around her. Naturally, her perfectionism makes her a lot of enemies among her fellow EMTs at Resurgam First Care. That’s okay, though, because she doesn’t have to like or depend on those losers anyway, since she’s so much better than they are. If they’re angry at her, it’s because they’re just jealous, right?
If she can learn to accept and cooperate with others, her quick judgment and reflexes will allow her to save people from any desperate situations.
Hank Freebird – Orthopedics
Hank Freebird in one of those rare characters who truly does believe in those things that we’re all told to look for in a person: loyalty, bravery, and standing up for what’s right. As a young man sporting a powerful physique and sharp mind, he served his country in the US Special Forces before tiring of the violence and death involved. After his service ended, he entered medical school. Hank specializes in orthopedics in order to help people who have been injured regain their normal lives with mobility and dignity. Through this, Hank has found happiness and a reason to go on with his life.
However, one day he saves the life of a young girl who only resents him for his efforts to help her, and for the first time he begins to question the “justice” he has fought for all this time. If he can find the answers to his doubts and proudly carry on the ideals he believes in, his mighty strength and unyielding spirit will surely push his teammates on and allow him to save patients in even the most dire conditions.
Tomoe Tachibana – Endoscopy
Tomoe Tachibana had a life of luxury that others could only dream of. Born to a wealthy family that left her wanting nothing, she put her brilliant mind to breezing through medical school, specializing in endoscopic surgery. Although others may envy her for what may seem to be an easy life, Tomoe has never felt content. In an act of rebellion against the favoritism and classicism her family’s status bought her in her native Japan, the young doctor purposely turned her sights abroad, finding a place at
Resurgam First Care and quickly earning a name for herself as a dedicated, conscientious doctor. The Tachibana clan, however, is not happy that the heir to their family’s fortune should decide to leave their grasp. After several fallings-out between Tomoe and her father, a rift has opened between Tomoe and her ancestral home across the Pacific. Yet, despite having left it all behind in order to pursue her individuality, Tomoe still feels guilt about having disappointed her family. Tomoe will have to resolve this conflict between finding herself and maintaining her responsibilities to tradition before she can find a true balance in her life, and find a real inner peace.
Naomi Kimishima – Forensics
Naomi Kimishima’s highly eventful life took her to the forefront of the medical field, but also dragged her into the darker side of medicine as well. During one of the most potentially disastrous biological crises the world has ever faced, she went down the wrong path and as a result was infected with a non-contagious but still ultimately fatal condition. Knowing that she was living on borrowed time, Naomi retired from the operating room and used her skills and deductive reasoning to become a coroner for the Cumberland Institute of Forensic Medicine. Perhaps in exchange for the many things she has lost, Naomi has discovered an extraordinary ability: the power to hear the last words of the deceased. Always practical, she uses these messages from beyond as clues to solve otherwise unsolvable crimes.
Naomi’s approaching death may have helped her become a better detective, but it has made her even more cold and distant to those around her than ever before. With nothing left to live for and nobody to remember her when she dies, Naomi has little to do but throw herself into her work and hope to make as much of a positive impact that she can before she finally goes. Perhaps one day she will be able to stop running from the shadows that have followed her throughout her career.