New Umihara Kawase game confirmed for Nintendo Switch

It’s ok to get roped in

At Tokyo Game Show 2017, a poster was seen at the Success Corporation Booth showing a silhoutte of Umihara Kawase, from the series of the same name, and that reads “The latest entry in the series! Planned for release on Nintendo Switch.” This would be the fourth title in the series if you exclude ports and compilations that included extra content.

Umihara Kawase is an excellent platforming game involving rope physics that released in Japan on the Super Famicom in 1994. It’s sequel, Umihara Kawase Shun, released on PlayStation in 1997 and received some updated ports and a compilation later on. None of these were localized in the west originally. It wasn’t until the third title, Sayonara Umihara Kawase for Nintendo 3DS, that the west got a taste of the series when it released west in 2014.

All three titles are now available on Steam and I highly recommend them. A while back Destructoid staff members voted on their favorite SNES titles and I believe I was the only one to bring this game up. If the SNES Classic has you in the mood for classic platformers, these are some great ones you may have missed.

Cory Arnold
Pretty cool dude in Japan. 6/9/68