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Disaster: Day of Crisis

by James Jones - April 28, 2008, 12:12 am PDT
Total comments: 26

Finally! Here are some brief details about Nintendo's monolithic Wii game.

Details have always been sketchy on Monolith Soft's new Wii title, Disaster: Day of Crisis. Originally scheduled to be released in 2007, the game was delayed into 2008. With the impending Japanese release, a few new details have been revealed about the Nintendo-published "survival action" game, courtesy Famitsu Magazine.

In Disaster: Day of Crisis you play as Ray, who a year ago lost his friend and co-worker, Steve. The story centers on Ray's attempts to rescue Steve's sister, Lisa, from kidnappers. His efforts are challenged by a series of natural disasters such as volcanoes, tsunamis, and hurricanes. On top of that, Ray has to foil a terrorist plot to set of a nuclear bomb.

Gameplay will work by moving around with the analog stick on the Nunchuk. The Wii Remote pointer aims whatever weapon or item Ray has equipped, which can be used with the B Trigger. Ray can also stop to help the wounded. One level shows Ray trying to escape a tsunami in a car, which is controlled by the player holding the Wii Remote in a horizontal position.

Disaster: Day of Crisis is slated for a July release in Japan. It is currently listed as 2008 in the US and Europe.

James Charlton contributed to this preview

Talkback

ShyGuyApril 28, 2008

These new details make the game sound more linear than sandbox.

DAaaMan64April 28, 2008

That would be pretty cool if Nintendo did attempt a Sandbox game...  Or one of their second parties did.

Then again that might feel to American, I copied you attitude.

I don't trust a Japanese RPG developer with a sandbox game. This does sound interesting, and one of the best things about it is that it's something Nintendo would never do themselves, and because of that makes Monolith Soft a great investment.

DAaaMan64April 28, 2008

I just wanna see some of the damn game already.

EnnerApril 28, 2008

Hmm, sandbox in a disaster area. I guess that is a neat idea. When I thought about the game, I was expecting straight mission levels.

Also, yay for a release date. And to think I was fearing that this game died. I hope there isn't too much gunplay; there's enough of that out there and not enough of saving lives.

Shift KeyApril 28, 2008

I hope they still have the "fight a bear" minigame.

CalibanApril 28, 2008

Quote from: DAaaMan64

That would be pretty cool if Nintendo did attempt a Sandbox game...  Or one of their second parties did.

Animal Crossing?

Nick DiMolaNick DiMola, Staff AlumnusApril 28, 2008

Seems like the control scheme is very much like Resident Evil 4 ... I like it. I'm actually excited for this one, it's about time Nintendo got a new IP out there.

animecyberratApril 28, 2008

I will buy it because this is one game I have been waiting for. I just wish we could get some video clips or something sooner or latter.

RABicleApril 28, 2008

Quote:

In Disaster: Day of Crisis you play as Ray, who a year ago lost his friend and co-worker, Steve. The story centers on Ray's attempts to rescue Steve's sister, Lisa, from kidnappers. His efforts are challenged by a series of natural disasters such as volcanoes, tsunamis, and hurricanes. On top of that, Ray has to foil a terrorist plot to set of a nuclear bomb.

What is this? What are they trying to do? This hurts to think about.

NinGurl69 *hugglesApril 28, 2008

It's Die Hard 4 meets Volcano.

walkingdead2April 28, 2008

Quote from: NinGurl

It's Die Hard 4 meets Volcano.

yea im sold.  i will wait to pass judgment until reviews come out  and i get a chance to play it.

Quote from: Shift

I hope they still have the "fight a bear" minigame.

Yep.  One if the images had him fighting a Bear.

Quote from: RABicle

Quote:

In Disaster: Day of Crisis you play as Ray, who a year ago lost his friend and co-worker, Steve. The story centers on Ray's attempts to rescue Steve's sister, Lisa, from kidnappers. His efforts are challenged by a series of natural disasters such as volcanoes, tsunamis, and hurricanes. On top of that, Ray has to foil a terrorist plot to set of a nuclear bomb.

What is this? What are they trying to do? This hurts to think about.

Well, it IS Monolith

Also, thanks to James C. for translating this for us.

DAaaMan64April 28, 2008

Quote from: walkingdead2

Quote from: NinGurl

It's Die Hard 4 meets Volcano.

yea im sold.  i will wait to pass judgment until reviews come out  and i get a chance to play it.

Isn't that like a contradiction within like 3-words? LOL ;)

Bill AurionApril 28, 2008

Quote from: Crimm

Quote from: RABicle

Quote:

In Disaster: Day of Crisis you play as Ray, who a year ago lost his friend and co-worker, Steve. The story centers on Ray's attempts to rescue Steve's sister, Lisa, from kidnappers. His efforts are challenged by a series of natural disasters such as volcanoes, tsunamis, and hurricanes. On top of that, Ray has to foil a terrorist plot to set of a nuclear bomb.

What is this? What are they trying to do? This hurts to think about.

Well, it IS Monolith

Purposely cheesy!

NinGurl69 *hugglesApril 28, 2008

I'm also considering Alone in the Dark.  At least it looks like Wii gets a couple action-adventure titles this year.

EasyCureApril 28, 2008

Steve turns out to be the terrorist, Lisa dies

NinGurl69 *hugglesApril 28, 2008

oh my that's more story than i'm used to.

ShyGuyApril 28, 2008

GoNintendo and NeoGaf both linked to this, is that why site crashded?

NinGurl69 *hugglesApril 28, 2008

``Dear Mayor MIKE HAGGAR,

We've kidnapped your daughter, Jessica.

Signed,

Mad Gear Gang <3

HAR HAR HAR HAR ``

walkingdead2April 28, 2008

Quote from: DAaaMan64

Quote from: walkingdead2

Quote from: NinGurl

It's Die Hard 4 meets Volcano.

yea im sold.  i will wait to pass judgment until reviews come out  and i get a chance to play it.

Isn't that like a contradiction within like 3-words? LOL ;)

yea i guess your right.  what i ment to say is that i want this game and im planning on buying it.  but if reviews end up being bad than im probably just going to rent it.

DAaaMan64April 28, 2008

Quote from: walkingdead2

Quote from: DAaaMan64

Quote from: walkingdead2

Quote from: NinGurl

It's Die Hard 4 meets Volcano.

yea im sold.  i will wait to pass judgment until reviews come out  and i get a chance to play it.

Isn't that like a contradiction within like 3-words? LOL ;)

yea i guess your right.  what i ment to say is that i want this game and im planning on buying it.  but if reviews end up being bad than im probably just going to rent it.

I was teasing ya. haha :D

UltimatePartyBearApril 28, 2008

Quote from: EasyCure

Steve turns out to be the terrorist, Lisa dies

Ray falls in love with a mysterious woman in red who turns out to be the volcano.

EnnerApril 28, 2008

That's some hot romance right there.

Quote from: ShyGuy

GoNintendo and NeoGaf both linked to this, is that why site crashded?

I'M A CELEBRITY!

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Genre Action
Developer Monolith Software Inc.
Players1
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Worldwide Releases

na: Disaster: Day of Crisis
Release TBA
PublisherNintendo
jpn: Disaster: Day of Crisis
Release Sep 25, 2008
PublisherNintendo
Rating15+
eu: Disaster: Day of Crisis
Release Oct 24, 2008
PublisherNintendo
Rating16+
aus: Disaster: Day of Crisis
Release Nov 13, 2008
PublisherNintendo
RatingMature
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