Sayonara Umihara Kawase+, a remake of Yumi’s Odd Oddysey, which was a 3DS title, will be making it’s way to western Vita’s this spring thanks to developers Agatsuma Entertainment.
Priced at $19.99 / 14,99 Euro / £10.99, the game will feature enhanced levels and graphics, new enemy placements, the game will run at a constant 60fps and will also include as yet to be revealed bonus features.
Check below for the official story details;
Completely re-worked for the PlayStation Vita, play as ‘Umihara Kawase’ – a 20 year old backpacking Japanese sushi chef armed with a fishing rod, a rubber fishing line and a fishing hook. Avoid fish-like enemies, conveyer belts, spikes, watery pits, time travel and more. The deeper in to this dream-like game players venture, the more challenging the solutions and the greater the time pressure becomes. Along the way, look out for shortcuts and secret exits and unlock bonus levels.
As a special bonus for fans, the first ever title in this gaming franchise ‘UmiharaKawase’ has been included. This game was originally released way back in 1994 for console.
It is the elasticity of Umihara’s rubber fishing line that has always set this franchise apart from all other rope games, giving unprecedented levels of mobility and discovery. Tightening the line or giving lots of slack can be the difference between success and failure. The bungee like nature of the fishing line allows the player to stretch down to otherwise unreachable areas or be catapulted upwards.
- The latest version of this classic 20-year old franchise
- Includes the original ‘UmiharaKawase’ game – this was the first game in the franchise, released in 1994 for console
- Created by programmer Kiyoshi Sakai (also programmer on ‘The Mosquito’) and character designer & illustrator, Toshinobu Kondo – creators of the original game.
- Unique 1970’s Japanese visual style
- 60 new and re-envisaged classic stages
- Additional bonus levels available once the game has been completed
- Global time ranking
- New enemy placements
- Unlock bonus features including some brilliant KAWAII style art and nostalgic audio with bonus sound track from the original game
- Total of 4 playable characters, each with their own special abilities
- Now 60fps
Let us know in the comments if you’ll be picking this one up and stay tuned to The Vita Lounge when that all important release date is revealed.