July 12, 2011 3:00 PM | Matthew Hawkins
Even though no reason was ever stated, most assumed that the cancellation of Disaster Report 4 by Irem was a direct result of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan earlier this year. And when Kazuma Kujo, the individual that most credit for Irem's most notable recent hits, including R-Type Final, Steambot Chronicles, 3D Dot Game Heroes, and Disaster Report, went off to form his own company not long after, many assumed a connection was there as well.
So when a follower of his on Twitter mentioned how he'd love to see the series come back, Kujo responded with "I'm working on it." Now, it's hard to tell what exactly he means, but more than likely, expect something with a different name yet is essentially Disaster Report 5 (or perhaps part 4 all over again). Given that the series has simply been about characters dealing with their environments that are rocked by natural disasters, with no recurring characters and the like (at least that's been the case in the American versions), a spiritual successor should not be too hard to pull off.