Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories Game Heads West in 2020
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
NIS America announced on Thursday that it will release the Disaster Report: Summer Memories (Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 4 Plus -Summer Memories-) game for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC in the West in early 2020. The company began streaming a "First Impact" trailer for the release.
The limited-edition PS4 and Switch versions of the game will bundle a backpack, soundtrack CD, and identification tag.
Granzella will release the game for Switch in Japan in September. The company released the game for the PlayStation 4 on November 22 after a delay. The PS4 version is compatible with PlayStation VR. The PS4 version of the game received a "sequel" DLC in late May.
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 performed the game's theme song "Namida no Kawari ni."
The Kobe Fire Department worked 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 also supervised the depiction of disaster events in the game and supervised 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.