Survival adventure sequel Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories will be making its way overseas later this year, publisher NIS America announced today.
It will launch on April 7th in North America, Europe, and Oceania for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC. No Xbox One version of the game was mentioned.
This is the fourth mainline instalment in the long-running Disaster Report series, the first game launching back in 2002 (known in PAL territories as SOS: The Final Escape). Disaster Report 4 has you exploring a city that has been struck by an earthquake, navigating dangerous terrain and interacting with those looking to survive or escape.
Here’s the official blurb:
Thrust into a tragedy that touches countless lives, you must now make the decisions that will determine who lives and who dies in the chaos stemming from a natural disaster. What will you do in the aftermath of calamity?
When a massive earthquake strikes the city you’re visiting, you find yourself at the epicenter of a chaotic and catastrophic crisis. It’s up to you to rise above the calamity, gather your thoughts and your fellow survivors, and outlast the disaster. Aftershocks, fires, collapsing buildings and debris, and unstable ground are but a few of the threats you’ll face in these nightmarish circumstances. What will you do when every passing second and every snap decision could spell the difference between life and death?
Your World in Chaos – In a city on the brink of collapsing, you’ll need to make split-second decisions that will impact your safety as well as that of others.
Everybody’s Got a Story – Meet your fellow survivors in a Japanese-inspired city devastated by a powerful earthquake, and see how the human spirit bends…and sometimes breaks.
Danger at Every Corner – Navigate a multitude of crises—from collapsing buildings to raging fires—in a city aplomb with peril.
Disaster Report 4 originally launched in 2018 for the PlayStation 4 in Japan before making its way over to the Nintendo Switch a year later. Famitsu scored the sequel 8/8/8/8 (32/40).
Originally, the game was meant to launch almost a decade ago for the PlayStation 3 and was designed to incorporate motion controls and 3D. Slated for early 2011, the project was delayed following the devastating Tōhoku earthquake in Japan that sadly claimed close to 16,000 lives.
Disaster Report 4 was then scrapped entirely shortly after before being picked up by current series developer Granzella.
Source: Press Release