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UmiharaKawase Where It All Started Coming to PC

UmiharaKawase – A part of video gaming history coming to PC 2 November 2015


In 1994, a small bit of video game history was created when UmiharaKawase was launched. The game rapidly became a cult classic and a franchise was born.  Now, for the first time ever, PC gamers can experience the first UmiharaKawase game in all its original glory.

It was the elasticity of Umihara’s rubber fishing line that set the game apart from every other game that came before it. The game allowed players to experience a revolutionary style of gameplay. Much copied since, the game still stands apart to this day.

Play as `Umihara Kawase` – a 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.

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UmiharaKawase is the second of the UmiharaKawase franchise to launch on PC. Sayonara UmiharaKawase launched 6 October to great acclaim and UmiharaKawase Shun, the third game in the series, will launch at the end of 2015.

Key Game Features:

  • The first game in the franchise, originally being released on console in 1994.
  • Created by programmer Kiyoshi Sakai (also programmer on ‘The Mosquito’) and character designer & illustrator, Toshinobu Kondo – creators of the original game.
  • Unique 1970’s Japanese visual style
  • Global time ranking

Steam Features:

  • Steam Leaderboards
  • Steam Workshop
  • Steam Cloud
  • Full Controller Support

Title: UmiharaKawase
Players: Single Player
Platform: PC
Genre: ‘Rubbering Action’ Physics Puzzle Platform
Publisher: Agatsuma Entertainment Co., Ltd
Release Date: 2 November 2015
SRP: $9.99 / GBP£6.99 / 11.99Euro / 1180JPY. Look out for launch week discounts!
ESRB Rating: E
Interface Languages: English & Japanese
Store Languages: English & Japanese

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