"Sayonara Umihara Kawase+" Swings to PS Vita in Europe on April 30

Reworked version heads to an additional region next week

Sayonara Umihara Kawase+ recently launched on PS Vita in North America, but that's not the last stop for the enhanced version of the latest in the fishpole-swingin' series of platformers. After launching in Japan, Asia, and North America, Sayonara Umihara Kawase+ makes its European digital debut on April 30.


Here are the Vita version's features:

  • The latest version of this classic 20-year old franchise
  • Now 60fps
  • 60 new and re-envisaged classic stages
  • Includes the original ‘UmiharaKawase’ game - this was the first game in the franchise, released in 1994 for console
  • Created by programmer Kiyoshi Sakai (also programmer on ‘The Mosquito’) and character designer & illustrator, Toshinobu Kondo – creators of the original game.
  • Unique 1970s Japanese visual style
  • Additional bonus levels available once the game has been completed
  • Global time ranking
  • New enemy placements
  • Unlock bonus features including some brilliant KAWAII style art and nostalgic audio with bonus sound track from the original game
  • Total of 4 playable characters, each with their own special abilities



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His first mini-comic, SLIME, is now available. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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