Famitsu this week features an interview with Granzella founder and chief game designer Kazuma Kujo, who discusses the future of the Disaster Report series, as well as a potential Steambot Chronicles sequel.
Brief history lesson: Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories was in development at Irem Software and was once set for release on PlayStation 3 in Japan during spring 2011. It was cancelled in wake of the March 11 Tohoku earthquake. Granzella is a company started by the series’ creator, Kazuma Kujo, which recently acquired rights to the franchise and announced the next game is in development.
Disaster Report 4 might be technically lacking in a lot of areas, but it is stuffed full of heart.
TSA writes: "Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories has faced a lot of bad luck on its decade-long path to release. Initially in development back in 2010 for the PlayStation 3, the survival game set during the aftermath of a massive earthquake in Japan was set to release on March 10 of 2011. The game was already delayed from that date when the massive Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami occurred in Japan on March 11; Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories was outright canceled just a few days later."
William says: "While Disaster Report 4 is a very stiff and jerky game, it is at least entertaining. Just don't try to play it twice."