A new game from the Theme Hospital creators and Sega will be revealed next week

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Multiple Sega branches tweeted an image of a lightbulb and a January 16 date today. This being the internet, all our favourite social media channels were quickly filled with rampant speculation about everything from Shenmue remasters to Yakuza PC ports to the impending reveal of the Dreamcast 2. Any of those are still possible (though don’t hold your breath, friends), but we do know at least one thing that will certainly be announced on that date.

Find out how the original morbidly goofy management sim came to life in this interview with the makers of Theme Hospital.

Two Point Studios - made up of former Lionhead and Bullfrog developers - said way back in November that they’d be revealing their new game on January 16. Today, they retweeted Sega’s January 16 lightbulb. The math is pretty easy from there.

This will be the first game from Two Point Studios, and job listings from last year suggest that it will be some sort of successor to Theme Park and Theme Hospital in the form of a “fun, deep and elegantly crafted business management sim.” The sleuthy folks on ResetEra have dug up a computer software trademark for a Two Point Hospital from the studio.

Two Point’s game - likely a new take on Theme Hospital - is all but certain here, but it’s definitely possible that Sega will be making further announcements this Tuesday, perhaps Nintendo Direct-style. Particularly given the stated plans and grandiose visions to expand their reach.

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3 Days ago

these always end up being terrible as they try too hard to be like the original but new.

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3 Days ago

"impending reveal of the Dreamcast 2"

You bastard! Made my heart skip a beat for a split second. Damn would I love that. I still cherish my Dreamcast.

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3 Days ago

it could have been a good console had they not jumped the gun to beat Sony to market making an inferior device. had they beefed up the CPU and such to compete with the PS2 it could have stood up, but Sony making their own chips just gave them so much of an edge the dreamcast was left in an unfortunate place where it couldn't keep up and didn't have the presence of nintendo to compete on a different level. it was a shame but people are fickle.

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3 Days ago

dupe post.....

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