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A New Crayon Shin-chan Switch Game Will Appear This Summer

Crayon Shin-chan fishing in Ora to Hakase no Natsu Yasumi

The Japanese Nintendo Direct for February 2021 revealed a new Crayon Shin-chan game for the Nintendo Switch. Officially titled Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsu Yasumi – Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi, the subtitle can be translated to “Me and the Professor’s Summer Holiday – The Endless Seven-Day Trip.”

Players will control Shin-chan, series’ protagonist also known as Shinnosuke Nohara. The Nohara family will spend a summer holiday in Kyushu for seven days. Shin-chan will be able to do various things like fish, catch bugs, and interact with local people—including children that look similar to Shin-chan’s schoolmates. He will record his findings in a diary to make the vacation more memorable.

It is rare for the Crayon Shin-chan games to receive an official localization, although at least one of the Game Boy Advance games did receive an English fan translation. [Update: We also learned that a Shin-chan action game for Nintendo Switch, titled The Storm Called Flaming Kasukabe Runner!!, did receive a North American release in January 2020.] As this game was only shown during the Japanese Direct, we have yet to hear about any potential localization.

Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsu Yasumi – Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi will be released for the Nintendo Switch in Japan in Summer 2021.

Kite Stenbuck
An avid gamer who learned the Japanese language mostly by playing Japanese games. Especially enjoys Dynasty Warriors, Ace Combat, and Gundam a lot.