Christopher Lloyd, who famously played Doc Brown in the Back to the Future series, made a surprise cameo at Gamescom Opening Night Live to give us a madcap glance at Surgeon Simulator 2. Lloyd's mad scientist alias was an entertaining pretext for the world premiere of the sequel to Bossa Studios' surgical simulation game, first released in 2013.
I'l be honest, it took me a good minute or so before I even realised what was on show. Still, Lloyd's frazzled delivery was entertaining in the extreme and is sure to build a solid amount of hype for Surgeon Simulator 2 based on his presence alone.
The idiosyncratic premiere also gave us clips of various streamers shouting hysterically and splattering gore everywhere with their seemingly inept surgical skills. The first game was popularised by streamers, who capitalised on its frantic gameplay to provide entertaining and unpredictable surgical gameplay for their viewers.
Surgeon Simulator 2 is a physics-based surgery game which leans heavily on imprecise controls to ratchet up the drama and comedy. It expands heavily on the first game with co-op support for up to four players and in-depth puzzle-based gameplay in the new Story Mode. It also introduces a Creation Mode level editor where players can design their own fiendish levels for other players to try, something which is sure to be a big part in establishing the game's longevity.
The Creation Mode actually got its own trailer a month ago to showcase what it offers in the way of fresh entertainment, including dancehalls and bowling alleys.
Surgeon Simulator 2 is available right now on the Epic Games store for £19.99/$24.99.