Umihara Kawase Fresh! (Japanese name: 海腹川背 Fresh！) will be coming to Switch (Nintendo) console on April 25th, 2019 in Japan, then expanding into North America (NA) and Europe (EU) on July 9th, 2019. Switch is the only platform the game running on for now as they haven’t yet set a detailed plan for porting it to other platforms, Studio Saizensen reported as the developer of the game. For JP version, the game will be published by Success in both physical cartridge and digital license forms at the price of ¥5,800 (tax excluded), physical cartridge can be purchased via 3rd party retailers such as Amazon Japan (international shipping eligible), while digital license can be purchased via Nintendo eShop but it isn’t available for sale yet. For NA and EU versions, the game will be published by Nicalis in both physical cartridge (NA only) and digital license forms at the price of $39.99 (tax excluded), physical cartridge can be purchased via 3rd party retailers such as Amazon and digital license is on Nintendo eShop but both aren’t available for sale yet. The game owns an anime-style art under 3D graphics with all characters in game are featured in their chibi forms and follows action RPG genre, platformers style. However, this title will be built based on interconnected metroidvania-style map with a quest system instead of traditional stage structure like other titles in Umihara Kawase series. With this new build, the developer expected that players who are new to the game can take prescribed routes, while seasonal players can free to use shortcuts or speed run. The tutorial video showing the new concept of the game has been published by Success’s offcial channel on YouTube.
※NOTE: The currencies mentioned in this post are Japanese Yen and US Dollar respectively, so some additional fees such as currency exchange fee or shipping fee may be calculated for international orders. Even though the publishers and retailers support both domestic and international shipping but they may not be able to ship to some regions and countries.