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Umihara Kawase Fresh! being updated to Version 1.0.4 in Japan on Sept. 30th, 2019

New challenge stages incoming

Success has announced that the Version 1.0.4 update for Umihara Kawase Fresh will launch in Japan on Sept. 30th, 2019. This update will include the three new Challenge stages that were already added to the North American version of the game.

Umihara Kawase Fresh! update announced for Japan, due out Sept. 18th, 2019

Retro stages incoming

Success has announced an update for Umihara Kawase Fresh!, which is set to launch on Sept. 18th, 2019. This update will bring the game up to version 1.0.3, which will add three retro stages to the experience. No word on if this update will include more content, or when it's releasing outside of Japan.

Umihara Kawase Fresh! now available on the Switch eShop

With a hefty price

In a very rare occasion, we saw a Switch game release physically before it hit the eShop. Umihara Kawase Fresh! has been available as a physical game for a couple weeks now, while the English eShop version was nowhere to be seen. That changes today, as the game is now available to purchase digitally. The game is priced at $40, the same as the retail version.

Umihara Kawase Fresh! not available on the Switch eShop in North America or Europe

Where are you?

Umihara Kawase Fresh's retail release was published this week, and customers have received their copies. In a bit of a strange situation, the eShop version in North America and Europe is not available. It's not often that we see a physical copy release, but the eShop version nowhere to be found. Hopefully this situation is remedied soon. We'll try to get comment from Nicalis on the matter.

Umihara Kawase Fresh! gets a Curly Brace gameplay video

Curly, straight, curly, straight...

Umihara Kawase Fresh! has gotten a Version 1.0.2 patch in Japan, and it includes Curly Brace from Cave Story as a playable character. Check out Curly in action above!

Umihara Kawase Fresh! live-stream airing June 11th, 2019

New details incoming

Studio Saizensen has announced an Umihara Kawase Fresh! live-stream set for June 11th, 2019 at 8:30 PM Japan Time. This stream will reveal the results of the survey that asked players what classic maps they'd like to see return. The stream will also share info on the game's next major update.

Umihara Kawase Fresh! to come with Super Famicom-style box if your preorder via the Nicalis online store

Now that's a great bonus!

Nicalis is offering a special goodie for fans who snatch up Umihara Kawase Fresh! from their online shop. This is a limited-time offer, so make sure to get in on the preorder!

Nintendo Switch™ Hypergun Exclusive Launch Edition contains a physical copy of the game, full color instruction booklet, PVC charm and comes in a collectible retro inspired box!

Grab your preorder here

Umihara Kawase Fresh! updated to Version 1.0.1

Smoothing out issues

Success said they'd be updating Umihara Kawase Fresh! a few days back, and now that update has arrived. This update brings the game up to Version 1.0.1, and includes the following changes.

- fixes for text mistakes
- fix for a bug where the player is instantly crushed to death while gliding and using the hook at the same time
- fix for a “stuck in strange places” bug
- tweaks conditions for the “33 Surface Rapurasu” letter to appear

Famitsu print ad - Umihara Kawase Fresh!

Umihara Kawase Fresh! is heading to North America and Europe later this year, but it's been out in Japan for a few weeks now. It looks like Success is still trying to drum up some more attention for the title, as the ad above appeared in the most recent issue of Famitsu. Hopefully the game gets a bit more love from audiences across the pond.

Umihara Kawase Fresh! getting its first update in Japan

Time to freshen things up

G3 Success has announced plans to release the first update for Umihara Kawase Fresh! in Japan. The patch will include fixes for text mistakes, a fix for a bug where the player is instantly crushed to death while gliding and using the hook at the same time, a fix for a “stuck in strange places” bug, and it tweaks conditions for the “33 Surface Rapurasu” letter to appear.

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