Natsume originally announced Yumi’s Odd Odyssey for PSP when they picked up the rights to Umihara Kawase Portable, which was eventually cancelled. But, we will get a localized Umihara Kawase game!
Siliconera can announce Natsume will publish Agatsuma Entertainment’s Farewell, Umihara Kawase in North America as Yumi’s Odd Odyssey.
“We have been interested in releasing this unique title for awhile now,” said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO at Natsume.
“We are working very closely with Agatsuma Entertainment to bring this game to our fans, who we know appreciate games that are a little different, and also have lovable characters.”
Yumi’s Odd Odyssey has the same rubber fishing line gameplay where you swing from platform Bionic Commando style. The 3DS game has a couple extra characters like Noko who can bend time, Yumi-chan a young version of Yumi, and Emiko a childhood friend that creates checkpoints. Another interesting tidbit is Natsume explained why Yumi is in a colorful world filled with fish. She’s actually a traveling sushi chef.
Yumi’s Odd Odyssey is slated for release in early 2014 as an Nintendo eShop download.