Finally some news on Sayonara Umihara Kawase. Way back in 2009, Natsume was scheduled to localize the PSP version of Umihara Kawase. Natsume however put the localization on permanent hold. Well, it looks like they have released their hold with Agatsuma’s newest 3DS iteration. It will pick up the Yumi’s Odd Odyssey name and will release as a direct download on Nintendo’s eShop service in the early parts of 2014.
The Umihara Kawase games have garnered a cult following because of their tough difficulty and bizarre setting. The original game involved a girl with a fishing line running through difficult levels and defeating giant fish. The new version looks to alleviate some of the difficulty by allowing you to freeze time, set up check points or slow time down depending on which character you play with. Below you can see the Japanese trailer for the game to find out more about the gameplay style.