Success Announces New Umihara Kawase Game
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Game developer Success announced on Twitter on Monday that it is developing a new game in the Umihara Kawase franchise. The company stated it will reveal more details at this week's Tokyo Game Show event.
Success stated it will hand out a flyer at the event that will advertise the PlayStation 4 release of the Umihara Kawase Fresh! game on one side, and advertise the new game on the other side. The image above is a snippet of the side of the advertisement for the new game, revealing that the game will launch for PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
Umihara Kawase Fresh! shipped in Japan for the Nintendo Switch on April 25. Nicalis released the Switch game in North America and Europe on July 9. In all regions, the game had both a digital and a physical release. The game has multilingual support including English and Chinese.
Agatsuma Entertainment released the Umihara Kawase Trilogy game set for PC via Steam in 2015. The set includes Umihara Kawase, Umihara Kawase Shun, and Sayonara Umihara Kawase Chirari. The games were delisted from Steam in January 2016 after Agatsuma Entertainment shut down in December 2015. However, Degica acquired the rights to the games and re-listed them on Steam later in January 2016.
In the games, the player controls the sushi chef Kawase Umihara, using her fishing rod to navigate the games' levels. Kiyoshi Sakai developed the Umihara Kawase Fresh! game, and Toshinobu Kondō designed the characters and provided illustrations. Both worked on the original 1994 Umihara Kawase game.