Umihara Kawase And Her Elastic Fishing Line Snags A DS

By Spencer . January 19, 2009 . 7:40am

image This spring mutant fish are washing up on the Nintendo DS, but Umihara Kawase has nothing to fear. She’s ready to stuff them in her backpack after catching them with her elastic fishing line. Someone is bringing the Umihara Kawase series to the Nintendo DS, but it’s not Marvelous! Genterprise, the parent company of Sting, picked the series up after Marvelous released Umihara Kawase Portable.


The DS game is Umihara Kawase Shun: Second Edition Complete Version and appears to be a remake of the PsOne game Umihara Kawase Shun: Second Edition. New features include stages made for the DS version, the ability to save replay data to show others, and a score bar in the middle of the screen. Yeah! (Not really.) While we’re waiting to see if this has less glitches and get’s a US release we’re still waiting to hear what happened to Yumi’s Odd Odyssey after Natsume announced at E3 last year.


Images courtesy of Genterprise / Xing.

  • Pichi

    I wonder if we’ll see the DS game make it over here. If the parent company is Sting, maybe Atlus could bring it over?

    I’ll be happy with the PSP version if Natsume can fix the problems.

  • Chow

    Why do I expect to see unnecessary touchscreen implementation somehow, like making circles on the screen to reel in the line?

  • Can’t wait for this. Hopefully it’s not as glitchy as the PSP. I wonder how they’re going to implement the stylus. I hope it’s not too hokey.

  • @Chow, that’s an interesting idea for stylus implementation.

    I hope the game does make it over here. With less bugs than the PSP version.

  • Chow

    I could see launching the hook using the stylus, as a better way of aiming the hook. Just set the should button for jumping and the face buttons for moving. Hopefully they keep the down button as the reel function, instead of making circles.

  • None

    Umihara Kawase Shun: Second Edition Complete Version mini-games?! Wow.

    PSP and DS… Marvelous and Natsume mini gmaes?

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