Farewell Umihara Kawase Is Planned For Overseas Release

By Ishaan . April 8, 2013 . 11:10am

One of Siliconera’s readers recently got in touch with me to let me know that Agatsuma Entertainment, publishers of Farewell Umihara Kawase, have plans to bring the game overseas. David sent me a helpful screenshot of his e-mail correspondence with Agatsuma’s support line for proof, and I followed up with the publisher to see if they would provide further comment.


General manager at Agatsuma, Rica Kuno Matsumura, replied to me by e-mail: “Yes, we are planning to release [Farewell Umihara Kawase] in future, but not fixed anything yet.  Maybe we will discuss during E3 with other new titles?”


Farewell Umihara Kawase has multiple playable characters. Series protagonist Umihara Kawase is now 20-years-old, but you can also play as her kid version. Read more about the game’s characters in this report.


Prior to Farewell Umihara Kawase, Agatsuma Entertainment published a side-scrolling brawler named Code of Princess. Atlus USA published that game in the U.S. while Agatsuma self-published the game in Europe as a download-only release.


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  • Well now, it looks like the lassie’s finally swinging across the pond. [Rimshot]

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    for the first time ever

  • brian

    I feel like nothing else (about localization announcements of obscure video games) can surprise me, but I’m pretty sure inevitably something else even more niche than this will be announced.

  • Julien_N

    Hey, that’s good news! ^.^
    Even if it does not mean the game will actually be localized and in retail form for both NA AND EU regions. =O

  • That’s what they said about the DS/PSP UK games too let’s hope it’s actually true this time.

    • Barrylocke89

      I agree, especially with the whole region lock thing on the 3DS. As I’ve said before, as an american that plays text-heavy jrpgs, region locking doesn’t bother me as much, but for a platformer like this it can be pretty bothersome.

    • Dave_O_Segundo

      Well, to more precise, they said that the psp version would be released here as Yumi Odd Odyssey, but since that port was generally not liked by the japanese audience because it was full of bugs, they scrapped the us release.

  • Mark

    I’ve always wanted to try this after seeing the original on GCCX. Now I have an excuse

  • Caleb Kinkaid

    I don’t own a 3DS, but if this gets an official announcement I will. I imported the DS collection on release day and it stands as the only new game I’ve ever imported. Hopefully this becomes a bit of a hit and the past games get overseas releases as well!

    • Barrylocke89

      I think the DS game is the only one that would REALLY need to be released overseas since it has both the SNES and the PSX version in it. The PSP version is the same as the DS version, but with bad physics.

  • SirRichard

    I imagine that if nothing else, it’ll make it across as a 3DSWare title. I’ve heard interesting things about the series, I’ll give it a shot if it makes the jump.

  • Zonic505

    This is very cool news to hear if true. I’ll totally accept a download version as well.

  • kandori

    This made my day!

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Happy that this game had some chances of coming here.^_^ I have been a fan of Umihara franchise for a long time and if this game do get released here, i hope many will give this game a try.^_^

  • CirnoLakes

    I just… don’t even…

    Wow. Didn’t expect that.

    This game was an unsung classic of the Super Famicom. Glad to see it is finally getting a release outside of Japan.

  • kylehyde

    Even that I prefer retail over digital, I hope that the eshop makes the things easy for the localization of this title.

  • s07195

    What’s this, again?

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