Sayonara UmiharaKawase + Arriving Next Week

By Cindy Minguez,
Publisher Agatsuma Entertainment Co., Ltd. confirmed today that their platformer/puzzler Sayonara UmiharaKawase + will be available for download on the Vita next week. The successor to the cult classic UmiharaKawase sees the intrepid sushi chef Umihara Kawase backpacking her way through adventures that require her to rely on her trusty fishing rod to see her through, whether she's fighting off enemies or launching herself over obstacles. As an added bonus, the original game will also be included as part of the purchase price. Check out the launch video below.



Easy to play, difficult to master, ‘Sayonara UmiharaKawase +’ is a totally unique ‘Rubbering Action’ physics based puzzle platform game with over 20 years of gaming history.

Developed by the creators of the original game (Kiyoshi Sakai and Toshinobu Kondo) and available for the first time globally on the PlayStation Vita, this cult classic was a Japanese indie smash hit before the rest of the world knew what a cult classic was!

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.
Sayonara UmiharaKawase + will release digitally in North America April 21st, digitally in Europe April 23rd, and both digitally and retail in Japan and Asia on April 23rd for the PlayStation Vita. The price will be $19.99/£10.99/€14.99.

We've got the full list of Sayonara Umihara Kawase + (Vita) trophies - check the list for guides to unlocking them.
Cindy Minguez
Written by Cindy Minguez
Cindy is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds here at TT and has been writing for TA/TT for four years now. She's an English instructor at a small college and is considered a remarkably cool teacher for knowing all about Mass Effect, Skyrim, and Diablo III.