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Irem Unveils Disaster Report for PS3

Console sequel features 3D and Move support. Toilets too.

Irem's last Disaster Report was on PSP, shown here.

The recent rumors of a new Disaster Report game have proven true. Famitsu has a first look this week at Disaster Report 4.

The Disaster Report series is known in Japanese as Zettai Zetsumei Toshi. The first two entries were on the PS2, with the most recent entry appearing on PSP.

Part 4 is fully titled Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 4: Summer Memories. The game takes place in a big city in the year 201X. It's July, the heart of summer, and your character is visiting the city for a job interview. The city is suddenly hit with a major earthquake.

Your goal is to escape the destroyed city, finding safe paths through collapsing buildings and dealing with panicked and fleeing people.

The game will feature over 60 characters, the largest in series history. You'll need to work with these people to escape.

There are a few new features Irem highlights for Disaster Report 4:

  • 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're free to customize your character. At the start of the game, you can set gender, face style, and hair style. As you work through the game, you'll earn over 100 clothing items, including suits and casual outfits.

Irem is known for being pretty ambitious with its Disaster Report games, and the new PS3 Disaster Report 4 seems to follow the tradition. Famitsu's information box lists 3D, Move and 5.1 support for the game.

Disaster Report 4 will hit PS3 this Winter.

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