By Spencer . August 15, 2012 . 4:22pm
Nippon Ichi’s next PlayStation Vita title, Special Report Division, has players investigate the paranormal and report their findings on a TV show.
Each mission starts out with evidence gathering where you video tape an event and interview people on the scene. Then players analyze the footage and try to figure out what really happened. Before a broadcast begins, you can pick different ways to explain the unusual event and what the news anchor reports to the public changes the direction of the story.
A mysterious man from the broadcast TV ethics department watches the News Flash program you produce in the shadows.
In one case you investigate a poltergeist by staying overnight in a decrypted resort, abandoned after the economic bubble burst in Japan. Is this an elaborate hoax or is there something supernatural here?
A darker case involves a gas station that is set ablaze when a truck crashes into it. It looks like an accident, but a staff member appears to have predicted the event with a scribbly drawing a poem that predicts the victim will have an agonizing demise in a sea of fire.