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Burlingame, CA. - October 29, 2013 - Natsume Inc., a
worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games,
has officially announced they are bringing the latest title in the
Yumi's Odd Odyssey series (known in Japan as Umihara Kawase) to
their North American fans. Featuring a girl armed with only
with her backpack and trusty fishing hook, this traveling sushi
chef departs on a journey in a dream-like world filled with fish
and other wildlife gone awry.
You've never played a puzzle platformer quite like this! Using
her fishing hook, Yumi must make her way through a variety of
levels by running, jumping, and throwing her coveted fishing line.
When thrown, this line will hook onto nearly all surfaces within
each level. When the line is firmly hooked onto a surface or enemy,
the line is able to take her weight. Yumi can use this traction to
swing between platforms, lower herself down to other ledges, and
even catapult herself great distances by stretching the line to its
breaking point! Its unique mechanics are sure to excite even
veteran gamers of the platforming genre!
"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."
Originally released on the Super Famicom and later re-released
for the PlayStation and DS, this will be the first time Yumi's tale
is told outside of Japan. Created by the series' original
developers, such as the original programmer, Kiyoshi Sakai, as well
as the character designer, Toshinobu Kondo, Japanese fans have been
raving about the game since it was released in June 2013.
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