It’s time to duck and cover this spring. Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories is about to bring a natural to your door when it arrives on 7th April.
Coming to Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC this interactive disaster title is rumbling its way west courtesy of developer Granzella Inc. and publisher NIS. Originally released back in 2018 over in Japan, this title follows the fallout of a massive natural disaster. In the heart of summer, an unnamed Japanese city falls to the power of an earthquake and it is up to players to survive. As you wake amid total calamity you’ll navigate fallen building, fires, aftershocks and a range of other events that could lead to a grisly end. It isn’t just environmental hazards that players will face as they make their way to safety. Survivors will interact with a cast of other citizens, making choices that will impact the game’s story and lead you, hopefully, to escape the chaos.
Disaster Report 4 might be the fourth installment in this franchise but it nearly never made it to the west with production halted just after a series of tremors hit Japan in 2011. Instead, current developer Granzella picked up the pieces and worked with the Kob Fire Bureau to build a realistic challenge.
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories isn’t your normal narrative JRPG, but I can’t help but want this. Maybe it’s the earthquake expert in my house or the slightly quirky sensibility of the whole distinctly Japanese adventure. If you are interested then you can already pre order the limited edition version for Nintendo Switch and PS4. These come with a copy of the game, the Official Soundtrack, a novelty “Emergency” backpack, an identification tag, and a special “First Aid” collector’s box. Alternatively, you can find out more over at the Disaster Report 4 Steam Page now.