Sayonara Umihara Kawase Coming to Vita

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

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Yumi's Odd Odyssey | oprainfall

It was revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu that Sayonara Umihara Kawase, originally released on the Nintendo 3DS, will be getting ported to the PlayStation Vita on April 23. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the series, the Umihara Kawase games are platformers where you get through levels by using a fishing rod and using the lure to swing around Bionic Commando-style. The series is known for its weird graphical style, rather unique and open-ended gameplay, and for providing a steep challenge. The game was actually released outside of Japan last year. However people living in North America know the game as Yumi’s Odd Oddyssey, due to Natsume’s decision to change the name during localization.

The game will include all 50 stages from the original release. However, there is a handful of additions and improvements such as:

  • Improved visuals
  • New Stages and enemies
  • Alternate placement of enemies in the old stages
  • 60 fps frame rate
  • The ability to unlock and play the original Umihara Kawase game released for the Super Famicom

Needless to say, fans of the series have quite a bit to look forward to when this gets released. No word on whether or not this will be published outside of Japan, however, PlayStation Vitas are region-free, and the game has very little text, making this a very import-friendly title.

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Justin joined Operation Rainfall after visiting the site numerous times and reading the articles on Xenoblade Chronicles. He enjoys searching for and collecting some of the more obscure video games out there.




  • Razorfall

    I love when weird and absolutely bazaar games make it to the west. It’s like a small triumph over companies that never export games that they know will sell well here. (*cough* DQM 3D *cough* DQM 2 3D *cough* DQ7 *cough*)