Farewell Umihara Kawase Swings To Japan This June

By Ishaan . April 11, 2013 . 2:30pm

Farewell Umihara Kawase has a release date in Japan. Publisher Agatsuma Entertainment have announced that the game will be released on June 20th for 4,980 yen at retail. The download version will cost 4,500 yen.


Recently, Agatsuma Entertainment confirmed to Siliconera that they’re looking into bringing Farewell Umihara Kawase to the West. More information may be shared at E3 this year, along with info on other Agatsuma titles.


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  • puchinri

    That’s pretty soon. Nice~.
    I really hope we get the game over here too. ♥

  • Barrylocke89

    I notice that their digital version is a little cheaper than the retail version…which is perfectly logical because digital versions are cheaper to distribute

    Does anyone know if this is the norm for selling digital and retail games in Japan, or is this somewhat rare? Either way, it’s a trend that I really hope will make it’s way to the west soon.

    • Cheaper digital versions is the norm in Japan. On 3DS (North America in particular), though, it depends on the publisher. Like, Capcom recently put out Resident Evil Revelations on eShop and it costs $20. Meanwhile, most of Nintendo’s games are still full price.

    • xcornmuffinx

      It’s normal but, due to there being a standard discount for pre-ordering games in Japan the digital price is almost always more expensive than the retail price. It’s the kind of thing that’s only worth it if the game sells out on the first day and you didn’t pre-order it but really want it. Other than that you’d be better off buying it at almost any store because it’d be cheaper.

      • Barrylocke89

        But what if a person were to wait a week or so before they bought it, or heck, what if they bought it day one, but it was an impulse buy? They wouldn’t get that discount then, so at least for those first few weeks, the digital version would become cheaper still.

        Of course, as time goes on and the retail version possibly devalues with age, it becomes cheaper to go retail unless the digital version keeps up…

        • xcornmuffinx

          Well, even then, that’s not always the case. For example, major retailers will still offer the games at a slightly discounted price. Smaller shops may not but places like Tsutaya of Sofmap will be offering the game at a discount from the retail price from day one for most games. There are really very few cases where the difference in price of the download version is a better deal than just going to the store and buying it or ordering it online.

    • Max

      It’s normal, but online retailers always discount games, sometimes past 50%, so the physical version is always cheaper (except on rare/sold out games)

  • Space_Ghost

    So this will likely be a $39.99 game if it comes to NA? I’ll need some reviews or a demo if that is the case. I was hoping for a nice quality $20 eShop game…

  • s07195

    So could someone tell me about this series?

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