Disaster Report Series Will Shake Up PS2 Classics In Japan

By Spencer . December 23, 2014 . 11:38pm

disasterGranzella, a studio founded by the creator of Disaster Report, announced they acquired the worldwide rights to the Disaster Report series from Irem. A new Disaster Report game is in development and more news will be revealed about it in fall 2015.

 

In the meantime, Granzella will re-release the existing Disaster Report games. Disaster Report and its sequel called Raw Danger in the West will join Japan’s line of PS2 Classics. Disaster Report 3, a Japan-only PSP sequel, will be distributed on PSN.

 

Agetec localized Disaster Report and Raw Danger (with added blonde hair for everyone) in the West.


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  • notentirelythere

    I hope the new game is basically the last game that got cancelled but souped up. I respect their decision to axe it at the time, but damn, it looked so fresh. Hope they have all those delicious assets on hand.

    • equalequation

      That’s exactly what some Japanese sites are saying. News about Summer Memories to be announced in Fall 2015.

      Source : http://www.gamer.ne.jp/news/201412240004/

      • So they can revive it if true. It was almost completed, but thought we would see this years from now by somebody buying the proto.
        This makes me wonder how much of Steambot Chronicles 2 can be salvaged.

  • Phoenix_Apollo

    So, they’re putting Disaster Report 3 on PSN in the West? Will there be a translation? Or is it gonna remain unlocalized like a PS1 import, or does that only apply to Japan? Considering the context of the statement, it’s a little unclear.

    • landlock

      Japan only…. ;)

    • There’s a Japan flag on the top of the article. I really doubt we will see Disaster Report 3 officially translated unless Gaijinworks or XSEED grabs it.

  • landlock

    I really enjoyed S.O.S. The Final Escape and Raw Danger being a fan of this type of movie. It was fun playing it as a game.
    Imported DR3 from Japan on the PSPand played through it in Japanese. Totally playable but you do miss something.

    Looking forward to more news.

  • Belphybear

    This is great news, I hope they’ll acquire the rights for Bumpy Trot/Streambot Chronicles as well soon.

  • Si Eta

    “Agetec localized Disaster Report and Raw Danger (with added blonde hair for everyone) in the West.”

    Ooh… That explain the difference between the nice artworks on magazine walkthroughs and the actual game models. I never knew that was part of localization. So unnecessary…

  • ddh819

    I never played these, I hope they get on us psn too

  • efley

    I’m hoping for a steam release :) or atleast have the new one available for pc

  • Alberto Maytorena

    I recently discovered these games for the PS2 and I really want to try them out, this is good news for me; I hope this gets a release in the western PSN too.

  • cools, be nice for a new vita disaster report alongside consoles [ps3/ps4]

  • Seth Rich

    “I have to stay alive and write this article before I die!”

    Don’t know too much about this series, but I’m glad to see it’s not forgotten.

  • X68000

    I remember the last game being cancelled due to the 2011 earthquake/tsunami incident. Moreover, both the PSP and the PS2 games were also retired from the shelves.

    While this was understandable at the time, it was probably very damaging for a small company like IREM.

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