Trauma Team Character Creation Screenshots-1.052010-02-10 12:33:02Maura S

The team at Atlus U.S.A. has just released some fascinating screenshots as well as a detailed explanation about how they go about creating characters for the upcoming Trauma Team Nintendo Wii game.* Masayuki Doi, art director and character designer, had this to say about the process of creating CR-S01, one of the game’s skilled surgeons:
“I hope I can convey to you the same excitement I felt when I created this character. What kind of characteristics will appeal to the audience? What will make this character stand out? If we can’t breathe life into our creation, it’s nothing but a failure.

He’s a doctor with outstanding surgical skills, but not working for any particular hospital. In fact, he is on death row for a crime he allegedly committed. Because of his skills, however, he is summoned from the prison to perform a difficult operation. At first he seems to be devoid of emotion, but as he interacts with other doctors, he slowly regains his passion for life. His appearance is completely opposite that of a typical hero; compared to the protagonists of the past titles in the series, he is more of a solitary specialist.

We wanted to incorporate all the elements we had of him into the design, and make sure we would get our message across to everyone who saw this character… That’s how CR-S01 came to be.

This is our general process of character creation. We have six protagonists (and many other characters) in Trauma Team, and we put our utmost attention to each and every one of them. It is our wish that as you play through the game, you come to like at least one character.”

Interesting insight there, and cool screenshots too. So looking forward to this game!