Sayonara Umihara Kawase Will Retain Its Original Title In Europe

By Ishaan . April 22, 2014 . 3:32pm

Sayonara Umihara Kawase is being released in Europe this week via the Nintendo eShop, and the game will retain its original Japanese title in European territories.


Whereas Natsume published Sayonara Umihara Kawase in North America under the title Yumi’s Odd Odyssey, in Europe the game is being published by its original Japanese publisher, Agatsuma Entertainment.


Sayonara Umihara Kawase will be available this Thursday for €24.99/£19.99.

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  • JMaster3000

    Isn’t 25 Euro a bit heavy for an eShop game…..?

    • Shinobikens

      It’s $30 in NA so not really

      • SirRichard

        I don’t see how that doesn’t make it a steep price?

        • Shinobikens

          Is $40 a steep price for eShop releases of retail games? No so why is $30 a steep price

          • SirRichard

            I was more questioning your logic of “it’s good here so it’s good there”, just because it’s that price in one region doesn’t mean the same price works in another.

          • Shinobikens

            But if it’s that price here why should it be any less somewhere else. That doesn’t make any sense.

          • Firekitty

            The point is that that’s a lot of money for the type of game it is, not whether it should be a different price based on the location….

          • Weeb

            So a game packed with content, excellent level design, has tons of replay value depending on the player and rewards players for mastering it’s gameplay isn’t worth a decent price?

            30 dollars for this game is a bargain compared to the crap that gets sold for 45 to 60 dollars these days.

          • Shinobikens

            It has nothing to do with the type of game it is. It was big enough to get a physical release in Japan so it clearly has plenty of content and the price that it’s being offered for is not steep

          • 324234

            I’d say that yes, $40 is steep for a digital version of a retail game. So much value lost for no savings.

    • beemoh

      The UK price of £19.99 puts it level with budget retail releases, and considering this was a retail release originally that’s probably not a completely unreasonable price.

      That being said, without a retail release in the UK, and as a niche series, I have a feeling it will struggle to succeed at that price.

  • lemon

    Yet again I’m jealous of you, Europeans. I guess the name change didn’t matter that much, though.

    • Didnt you guys get the game quiet some time ago?

      • 하세요

        March 20th, so about a month. Not that far, really.

  • Lucky EU~.

  • CozyAndWarm

    What was the point in changing the name for the US in the first place?

    • British_Otaku

      To increase confusion when they localise the next game or a future title is announced.

    • Firekitty

      Stupidity. US marketing is full of it.

    • katamari damacy

      Cultural ignorance of course. “Sayonara” is too confusing and foreign for the average american consumer. We must change it to be as non threatening as possible.

  • British_Otaku

    So it isn’t retail? >_>
    I guess I’ll download it for my bro’s EU 3DS and settle for buying a Japanese copy for myself.

  • Adrián Alucard

    The name is Sayonara UmiharaKawase (yeah, no space)

    I dunno why

    • Armane

      I’m hoping that was just a typesetting error in the trailer.

  • Julien_N

    The lack of physical release is a shame as the box art is really gorgeous and a cart is more reliable to me and has more extra value than a digital download, but as a fan of the series, I’ll get it as soon as it is available.
    I guess the game also needs as much support in the West as it can.

  • Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης

    All right! European release for Sayonara Umihara Kawase.

    Yet people complain for being eShop only and for “costing too much for an eShop game”. And you wonder why companies rarely localize niche japanese games?

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