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 Disaster Report 4  Cancelled In Wake Of Japan Earthquake Tragedy

Disaster Report 4 Cancelled In Wake Of Japan Earthquake Tragedy

March 14, 2011 | By Leigh Alexander

March 14, 2011 | By Leigh Alexander
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In the wake of the recent earthquake disaster in Japan, Irem will cancel this Spring's upcoming Disaster Report 4, the first next-gen entry in the disaster survival series. It's set in the wake of an earthquake, and tasks players with escaping the city as it collapses.

Although the company didn't give a reason for the cancellation of the awaited title -- it had been slated for a March 10 release but was pushed ahead to Spring back in February -- it's implied that the company found it inappropriate given the ongoing devastation in.

The magnitude 8.9 quake that struck over the past weekend is among the worst in the nation's history, with much of the region at risk of further damage from aftershocks, tidal waves and nuclear fallout from a destabilized plant in Fukushima prefecture.

According to a report from Andriasang, the company simply stated that Disaster Report 4 was canceled, apologizing to fans who had been looking forward to the game.

The Disaster Report franchise has seen two prior outings on PlayStation 2 and one on PSP, and is viewed as something of a cult favorite.

[UPDATE: Wired reports that Sega has delayed the Japanese release of its latest Yakuza game, planned for Thursday, and that Sony has delayed Thursday's planned release of Motorstorm: Apocalypse in Japan.]


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