Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu included a spread on Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories by Granzella.
First of all, we get to see some character customization for the female heroine (of course the same can be done with the male hero). At the beginning of the game, we can choose clothes and hairstyle. On top of that, we can also find plenty more within the game itself and change our style.
There are plenty of ways to interact with other characters, with many dialogue choices. For instance, when you meet a man whose restaurant has been damaged, you can be supportive, give him money, laugh at him and walk away, pretend to be a debt collector and demand payment, and more.
If you find another digging in the rubble searching for his possessions, you can again help him, try to negotiate a reward, ignore him, pretend to help to steal his stuff, and more. There are plenty of opportunities to roleplay.
At times we’ll receive requests, and it’s our choice on whether to accept them or not.
We get to see an evacuation center with shelters made from blue sheets because that aren’t enough tents to give everyone refuge. Fatigue and stress have reached their limit, so many are laying down on the ground. At times they can’t even sleep due to the summer heat, the lights, anxiety, and fear. At times they hear suspicious noises, and they wonder if they’re real or just their imagination.
Since there are many people, the trash is piling up since there is no way to process it. That adds to the stress and many can’t hold back their rage. While there’s little information, rumors and hoaxes spread like wildfire among the evacuees. Even water and food are insufficient, and the evacuees live on the bare minimum.
Interestingly, we learn that the VR experience won’t follow the same story as the game, but it will be its own self-contained mini-story.
Last, but not least, we get to see plenty of outfits that will be granted as retailer-specific bonuses, including uniforms, beachwear, and even super-sentai costumes.
You can check out all the images below, keeping in mind that they’re from magazine scans, so quality is far from perfect. If you want to see more, you can check out the trailer released recently, the previous trailer, and a sizable gallery of screenshots and information that were showcased a while ago. You should also watch some rather interesting PlayStation VR gameplay.
The game will launch in Japan on October 25th, exclusively for PS4.