Granzella has released a game outline and 29 new screenshots of Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories, its upcoming city disaster survival game for PlayStation 4.
Get the game outline below.
■ Game Concept
“The best city disaster experience simulator in the world.”
Bask in the Realism and Immersion
- Experience the feeling of walking through a collapsing city.
- Desire to react to the things that you see and hear.
- Experience the “fear” of a city disaster.
Become Seriously Involved with the Characters without Realizing
- Characters appear to truly be moving according to their own intentions.
- Desire to become more involved with the characters, to the point where you feel obnoxious.
Desire to be Aware of Human-like Behavior, Even In the Game
Sociability, desire, shyness, mental satisfaction, lack of patience, and so on… appeal to the player’s emotions, even in the game.
A city where numerous people live. The summer season. A collapsing city and the strong rays of the summer sun.
July, 20XX. On the way to her employment interview, college student and protagonist Yuuko* encountered an unprecedented, large-scale earthquake.
Office buildings collapsed one by one, and the streets tore apart. Yuuko, like other victims, had no place to go. The mercilessly beaming rays of the summer sun, and the shortage of water and food exhausted Yuuko and the others.
Furthermore, the shortage of bathrooms and water made for poor sanitary conditions.
Between the deteriorating environment and the fear that they might die any time or place in the collapsing city, Yuuko and others around her feel more and more stressed…
Will Yuuko be able to safely escape from the collapsing city…?
*You can change the protagonist’s name, gender, situation at the start of the game (job searching / already working / student), and so on.
■ Disaster Scenes
The disaster scenes and disaster prevention manual that appear in the game are supervised by disaster prevention and crisis management journalist Minoru Watanabe. Also, through cooperation with the Kobe City Fire Bureau, fire disaster scenes and the like, as well relief actions, the disaster prevention manual featured in the game, and so on incorporate real disaster examples and fire / disaster prevention information with the goal of creating a more realistic experience.
The game progresses with a focus on the earthquake, but accompanying it are fires, hunger, mass panic, liquefaction, and more that will occur.
■ The Physiological Phenomenon
Hunger, thirst, the need to use the bathroom… in this game, the human physiological phenomenon is represented to its limits.
■ Human Drama
Survive while cooperating with various other people, and at times fighting each other.
Over 60 characters will appear in the game, the highest amount in the series. Each person has their own circumstances (story), and the protagonist will progress through the collapsing city while strengthening her involvement with the people she encounters.
■ PlayStation VR Screenshots
Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories is due out for PlayStation 4 in Japan in 2018.
View the screenshots at the gallery.