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Survival game Disaster Report is coming back, here's our first look

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

The Disaster Report series, known in Japan as Zettai Zetsumei Toshi, will get a new installment, developer Granzella confirmed today with the release of new screenshots. The previous title in the natural disaster survival game series, Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories, was canceled in 2011 after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan.

Ownership of the Disaster Report property changed hands in 2014, when Granzella acquired rights from publisher Irem. According to the series' official website, the company plans to formally announce the new Disaster Report sometime this fall.

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories was planned for release on PlayStation 3, but it's not clear which platform(s) the new Disaster Report is planned for. The game's small but detailed screenshots appear to indicate a release on current-generation hardware.

The original Disaster Report was released in 2002 for PlayStation 2 in Japan. Publisher Agetec brought the survival game to North America the following year.

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