Disaster Report

Fans of niche Japanese games may be familiar with the Disaster Report franchise, which was fairly popular on the PlayStation 2. A survival series, the property saw you attempting to escape from extraordinary circumstances – and spawned two console titles, as well as a PlayStation Portable release. A fourth entry was set to deploy on the PlayStation 3 on 10th March, 2011 – a day before the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami – but was delayed and subsequently never released.

It will be making a comeback, though, as Granzella – a studio founded by the aforementioned franchise’s creator, Kazuma Kujo – has purchased the rights to the property from owner Irem. “We’ll keep at it no matter how long it takes and never give up,” he said, as translated by Gematsu. “I’ll keep going.” With all of this in mind, a new instalment will apparently launch in late 2015, although no systems have been announced. Given the brand’s legacy, we reckon that the PlayStation 4 and Vita seem like probable target platforms.

[source gematsu.com]