Two Point Hospital catches alien diseases with Close Encounters DLC next week

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Aliens are invading Two Point Hospital in an upcoming expansion - and they need medical assistance. The medical management simulator is known for its quirkiness (the launch trailer included a fake disease called light-headedness, and there was previously a Bigfoot-themed DLC) and this expansion is very on-theme for Two Point Hospital.

The DLC will include three new hospitals, 34 new (alien) illnesses, three new cure rooms and a handful of new features. Who knows what alien illnesses might entail, but with Two Point Hospital's track record, it'll likely be hilarious. The Close Encounters announcement also hints at a government cover-up that you can unearth - there's a bunch of special objectives you have to complete before you can make your way to a place known as Chasm 24, a top-secret underground facility, location unknown

The trailer features aliens that look like they're made of cardboard, ant aliens, astronauts, and hospitals that look like they belong on Star Trek. A UFO hovers over a waiting room and attempts to beam someone up. Two aliens conspire in a hallway. It's all very chaotic and silly, and looks like an absolute blast. Check it out below.

The expansion will be available on Steam on August 29 and will cost $8.99 - but you can get a 10% discount if you buy it before September 2. A Retro Items Pack will drop the same day as Close Encounters, offering 27 new in-game items for $3.99.

Two Point Hospital is currently only available on PC and Mac, but console gamers rejoice - it's dropping on Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch in late 2019. 

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Alyssa Mercante

Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.