Disaster Report 4 Plus PS4 Game Launches on October 25
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Granzella revealed on Saturday that it will release its Disaster Report 4 Plus -Summer Memories- (Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 4 Plus -Summer Memories-) PlayStation 4 game on October 25. A demo will launch in July.
In the game, players take on the role of a male or female protagonist who is trapped in an unfamiliar city after an earthquake. Mai Iida is performing the game's theme song "Namida no Kawari ni."
The Kobe Fire Department is working directly with Granzella on the game to provide accurate depictions of disasters, as well as disaster response, fire prevention, and rescue operations. Disaster prevention and crisis management journalist Minoru Watanabe is also supervising the depiction of disaster events in the game and will also supervise the game's in-game "disaster prevention manual."
Irem's Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 3 game launched in 2009. The company was working on Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories for PlayStation 3, but cancelled the game after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake. Series producer Kazuma Kujo left Irem and founded a new company, Granzella, later that year. Granzella owns the rights to the Disaster Report series.
Granzella released its Kyoei Toshi (City Shrouded in Shadow) game collaboration with Bandai Namco Entertainment on October 19 for the PS4. Like Disaster Report, Kyoei Toshi casts players as a person escaping disasters. However, in Kyoei Toshi the disasters are caused by iconic "giants" such as those from the Godzilla, Evangelion, or Ultraman franchises.