Sayonara Umihara Kawase Chirari is Launching Worldwide this Spring

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We’ve learned (from Gamasutra, via NeoGAF) that Sayonara Umihara Kawase Chirari, the upgraded Playstation Vita port of the 3DS original, is coming west some time this Spring.

The game will be known simply as Sayonara UmiharaKawase in the west, and it will cost $19.99 / 14,99 Euro / £10.99, respectively. The localization is reportedly being handled by Agatsuma Entertainment, the studio originally responsible for the PS Vita port in Japan.

Here are the game’s key features:

  • The latest version of this classic 20-year old franchise
  • 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 1970’s Japanese visual style
  • 60 new and re-envisaged classic stages
  • 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
  • Now 60fps

A specific release date wasn’t specified, but we’ll keep you guys posted.



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  1. _buchu
    March 26, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    I really enjoyed the original Super Famicom version, I’ll have to try this when it comes out. Hearing the soundtrack to the original is quite nostalgic.

  2. Blue Tentacle
    Blue Tentacle
    March 26, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Plzzz physical edition !

  3. sanic
    March 26, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Yeah for $20 I wouldn’t count on a physical edition sorry m8.

  4. eltonBorges
    March 26, 2015 at 1:24 pm


  5. PenguinPlayer
    March 26, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Didn’t buy the one on the 3DS, and now I will have no regrets. Bring the better version, I’m ready!

  6. JackDandy
    March 26, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    put it on pc aaaaah.

  7. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    March 26, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    I’m still debating on importing a physical edition (I really like actually owning physical copies of my games, but more than that I only have an 8 gig memory card for my vita TV and that does not go far at all.) but either way, this is only good news.

  8. Tromboner
    March 27, 2015 at 1:58 am

    Looks like I’m double dipping! I have the 3DS version, and will happily buy this version as well.

  9. Wand
    March 27, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Will definetly get it.