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Umihara Kawase Fresh! - Japanese Introductory Video #4

Today's intro video for Umihara Kawase Fresh! takes a look at the time attack missions. It's all about making it through the challenge as quickly as possible, which is no easy task in Umihara Kawase Fresh!. You have to know every little trick in the book to shave just a couple seconds off your time!

Umihara Kawase Fresh! - Japanese Introductory Video #3, retro stages survey open

The road ahead

Along with the third introductory video above, Success has opened up voting for classic stages in Umihara Kawase Fresh!. This lets fans vote for the retro stages they'd like to see updated/included in Umihara Kawase Fresh! at some point down the road. You can check out the survey here.

Famitsu print ad - Umihara Kawase Fresh!

A nice, colorful ad

Umihara Kawase Fresh! is now available on the Switch in Japan, and Success has put out a print ad in the most recent Famitsu issue to spread the word. Umihara Kawase Fresh! will be seeing release in both North America and Europe later this year.

Umihara Kawase Fresh! - Japanese Introductory Video #2

In Umihara Kawase Fresh!, Kawase carries a fishing lure with “rubber-band action.” The lure can be used as a grappling hook to swing from platforms, as a winch to raise or lower herself while suspended, as a bungee cord to slingshot herself in any direction and as a weapon to stun or defeat enemies. The lure can also capture enemies and items in the environment, pulling them in to be stored in the infinite space of Kawase’s seemingly magical backpack.

Cave Story's Curly Brace to join Umihara Kawase Fresh!

What a nice surprise!

Success has announced that Curly Brace from Cave Story will be added to Umihara Kawase Fresh! in July, which is when the game will launch in Europe and North America. This update will also include a new character story, as well as multiple bug fixes.

Umihara Kawase Fresh! - Japanese commercial

In Umihara Kawase Fresh!, Kawase carries a fishing lure with “rubber-band action.” The lure can be used as a grappling hook to swing from platforms, as a winch to raise or lower herself while suspended, as a bungee cord to slingshot herself in any direction and as a weapon to stun or defeat enemies. The lure can also capture enemies and items in the environment, pulling them in to be stored in the infinite space of Kawase’s seemingly magical backpack.

Umihara Kawase Fresh! - Japanese Introductory Video #1

In Umihara Kawase Fresh!, Kawase carries a fishing lure with “rubber-band action.” The lure can be used as a grappling hook to swing from platforms, as a winch to raise or lower herself while suspended, as a bungee cord to slingshot herself in any direction and as a weapon to stun or defeat enemies. The lure can also capture enemies and items in the environment, pulling them in to be stored in the infinite space of Kawase’s seemingly magical backpack.

Umihara Kawase Fresh! - More Cotton gameplay shared, plus new screens

Cotton swings by

Check out more screens here

Cotton, who first appeared in the 1991-released side-scrolling shoot ’em up Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams, was confirmed for Umihara Kawase Fresh! awhile back. Today we can enjoy some footage of the character in action, alongside a handful of new screens.

Umihara Kawase Fresh! is now available on the Switch eShop in Japan.

Studio Saizensan CEO plays Umihara Kawase Fresh!

The ultimate test

Studio Saizensan, the developer of Umihara Kawase Fresh!, have put out a special promo video. Studio Saizensan's CEO sat down with the upcoming game to give it a go and show off his skills. See how well the CEO can tackle his company's game in the clip above!

Strictly Limited Games releasing two Sayonara Umihara Kawase art cards in Japan

Only 99 of each card!

Strictly Limited Games has revealed that they're working on two special art cards for Sayonara Umihara Kawase. These cards will release in Japan, and there will only be 99 of each card available. These are sure to become quite the collector's item for series fans!