Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories Shakes Its Way To PS3 With PS Move Controls

By Spencer . August 31, 2010 . 7:40pm

disaster4 Irem is bringing their Disaster Report series back to the big screen. Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories (known as Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 4: Summer Memories) in Japan begins with an earthquake in 201X.


The hero in this game is highly customizable. You can select a gender, hairstyle, clothes, and visage before the disaster strikes. Once the city is in chaos your goal is to escape. Disaster Report 4 lets players enter buildings and equip new items like crutches, which let you move faster on an injured leg. Hygiene plays a role in the game and can affect relationships with other characters. Going to the bathroom restores this parameter.


Famitsu’s info box pegs Disaster Report 4 for release this winter. Irem’s game supports 3DTVs and PlayStation Move. Details about PlayStation Move controls were not announced at this time.


While Disaster Report 3 was not localized, it appears Irem themselves are publishing R-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter Chocolate in North America.

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  • I hope it uses standard controls too! I’m not interested in Move. (Well, if Sony made Left Handed versions I would be…) What was DR3? Did I miss it?

    • The Move controls are probably optional. Famitsu didn’t mention them at all. Disaster Report 3 was released on PSP last year.

      • Thanks! I must have missed the PSP game.

        • Guest

          It was good.

          But I’m gonna guess that this game isnt going to leave Japan..

          • landlock

            I still hoping Irem will release the PSP one themselves on PSN like there doing with R-Type Tactics 2.

          • NoooOooOooo! Must release on UMD! I don’t buy Digital Only titles!

          • Who knows? maybe Sony may want to bring it to get more games compatible with playstation MOVE?

      • thebanditking

        This seems to be a trend with a lot of Sony’s move announcements. Its a trend that I appreciate, since I am not a big fan of motion controls. I would likely buy a lot more Wii games if Nintendo would adopt a similar strategy.

    • I saw someone setting up Sports Champions and had to select left or right handed. There’s a FAQ on IGN that confirms that games can calibrate for either one, I’ll put the link under here. They’d cut off a big chunk of users if they didn’t. Now that I’m thinking about it, that may be the reason that the X and O buttons are across the bottom instead of along the right, so it’s easy for either to access both of the most common buttons.


      • Well that works for games that don’t require Navigation and have the option to switch. However games that do require Navigation still fail Lefties in that the Move controller has no Thumbstick.

  • AdventureTimeFinn

    Loved the ones on the PS2. Great games. Haven’t played the one on the PSP yet.

  • Code

    wait what!? Didn’t I just mention Disaster Report in the last post on Tokyo Jungle x_x?? I’m suddenly confused and or psychic. You know what would be badass Disgaea 4 news, or hell Mother 4 news *crosses fingers*

  • SO COOOOOL, lol im currently playing the disaster reporst for ps2, i wish it could come in english

  • Jellybit

    I want this badly. I haven’t seen the series since the first game, and only knew about the second game, but I’ve always been fascinated by its premise. If they bring this over to the west, I’ll pick it up.

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