The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu has a new preview of survival action adventure game Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories, introducing an elementary school used as a shelter for emergency evacuation.
The elementary school’s pool water is used as daily life water, and its gymnasium acts as a living space. There are also portable toilets. It is at the school where various people with different situations are gathered, and whose various conflicts become a problem in their community living.
Toilet paper is among the items players are able to carry. There are various types of backpacks in which players can carry items, each with differences in capacity.
The magazine also reveals some of the game’s “Disaster Prevention Manual,” which as previously announced was made under the supervision of disaster prevention and crisis management journalist Minoru Watanabe.
Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories is due out for PlayStation 4 in Japan in 2018.
Update 6:20 a.m.: More information has surfaced.
The Elementary School Visited by the Player
The elementary school is being used as a shelter, and it is where various people are living a harsh community life. In the gymnasium, which is used as a living space, more disaster victims than can be accommodated are pouring in, and some people are not being let in. There are also people living in the corners of the schoolyard, with roofs install atop playground equipment. People with cars have their vehicles parked in the schoolyard and spend each day inside. Various problems will occur in the stress-filled life of disaster victims, and there will even be confrontations among them.
A Real Shelter Life
Cardboard is used inside the gymnasium to maintain private spaces. The entrances and exits to the gymnasium are always open as to allow an immediate escape if an earthquake were to occur. While the water in the pool cannot be drunk, it is used daily for laundry and the like. For the portable toilets, people form a line and wait their turn, and some people seem to be irritated because of their need to poop.
Livingware such as toilet paper and flashlights will appear as items. There are various types of backpacks with different capacities that the protagonist can equip.
Physical Strength Gauage and Stress Gauge
When you have little stress, your maximum physical strength gauge will increase, but when your stress gauge builds up, your maximum physical strength gauge will decrease. If you build up a ton of stress, you may get a game over by taking a little bit of damage.
More than 60 characters will appear in the game, more than any other entry in the series before it. During conersation scenes with other characters, you will be able to select from an abundance of choices, which the series is known for. There are funny choices, too.
Disaster Prevention Manual
The Disaster Prevention Manuals that appeared in previous games will again appear in this game. In addition to information about how to get through the game, you can check out information useful during times of disaster in real life at any time.
Thanks, Hachima Kikou.