Sayonara UmiharaKawase+ Launches on PS Vita Next Week in North America

April 15, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

Developed by the creators of the original game, Agatsuma Entertainment confirmed that Sayonara UmiharaKawase+ is releasing for the PlayStation Vita on April 21 in North America, with a European version “soon after.” A digital-only title in the West, it’ll cost $19.99.

Fitting into the popular “rubbering action physics puzzle platform” genre, Sayonara UmiharaKawase+ has been completely re-worked for the PS Vita and sees you playing as Umihara Kawase – a 20-year old backpacking Japanese sushi chef armed with a fishing rod, a rubber fishing line, and a fishing hook.

As an added bonus, the first ever title in the franchise, UmiharaKawase (released in 1994), will be included.

Here’s a look at the description and features:

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.

Key Features:

  • The latest version of this classic 20-year old franchise
  • Now 60fps!
  • 60 new and re-envisaged classic stages
  • 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
  • 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

Will you be getting Sayonara UmiharaKawase+ next week?