It was never a blockbuster franchise but it has always been a breath of fresh air for gamers who seek originality and bemoan the loss of pure adventure games.
According to Andriasang citing the latest Famitsu, Irem has confirmed recent rumors and announced Disaster Report 4 exclusively for the PlayStation 3. If you're unfamiliar, the first two entries were for the PS2, and the third and last released for the PSP. In the fourth iteration, we're apparently in the near future, and during the heat of a typical July summer, your character heads to the city for a job interview. At this point, a giant earthquake hits and you must somehow escape, finding a safe path through the collapsing buildings and dealing with the panicked crowds. The game will boast over 60 characters in the storyline – the largest cast yet – and those people can either help or hinder as you progress. Known features are:
— You can enter collapsed buildings, within which you'll find survivors and additional escape routes.
— You'll find new items, including crutches for when your legs are injured.
— The game has a new "cleanliness" parameter for your character. If your character gets too dirty, your stress will rise. To increase your cleanliness parameter, you need to…use the toilet!. This is a new facility for Disaster Report 4. You can use the toilet to increase your cleanliness parameter.
You'll be able to customize your character for the first time, too, and the magazine also confirmed 3D, PlayStation Move, and 5.1 support…combine those three, and this might be the closest you'll ever get to a major disaster. Or ever want to get, right? Disaster Report 4 is set to launch in Japan this winter; we'll let you know when the North American details arrive. All the other titles came here, so we're expecting this one as well.
Related Game(s): Disaster Report 4