Now i’m not too familiar with the games in this series but this has been one of the more interesting survival game series released over the years which is that of Zettai Zetsumei Toshi, or Disaster Report as it was known in the West. While Irem has moved onto other things, their spiritual successor Granzella has taken up the mantle and will be bringing a new game in this series to the PS4.
The first two games were developed by Irem on PS2 and garnered somewhat of a cult following, both in Japan and abroad. The main premise being that you had to survive the landscape of a Japanese city after a severe earthquake had recently occurred. As you weren’t fleeing from zombies, which seems to be the bulk of most survival horror games, what made these games stand out was that the environment itself was the threat. Buildings would collapse at a moment’s notice and that made for a uniquely tense experience.
Irem eventually made Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 3, which was released on PSP back in 2009. The plan was to follow up with a PS3 game, but due to the huge Tohoku earthquake in 2011 the game was put on hold. After Irem quietly went into the night and moved away from making these kinds of games, the producer of this series Kujo Kazuma set up Granzella back in 2011. Initially working on content for PlayStation Home, Granzella recently got the rights to the Disaster Report games.
This is where we pick up with the new game, now the fourth in the series.
While originally planned for PS3, it sounds like the game has been rebooted for PS4 and we now have a new trailer to show for it which you can see below. This just may be exactly the kind of game the PS4 needs right now as its mid-tier game line-up has been very limited since its launch. There is still no word on a release date yet but expect us at The Realm Cast to keep you updated as new information should come available.