Yumi's Odd Odyssey Casting Into North American Waters this 20th March
Posted by Tim Latshaw
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It's been a long journey, but puzzle platformer Yumi's Odd Odyssey, known as Farewell Umihara Kawase in Japan, will finally be available on the North American 3DS eShop on March 20th, according to publisher Natsume:
Excited to confirm Yumi's Odd Odyssey will be available exclusively on the US 3DS eShop starting in just 2 weeks, March 20th! #YOO-HOO!— Natsume Inc. (@Natsume_Inc) March 6, 2014
Natsume also confirmed a $29.99 price tag for the title.
This is the first time the series has ever ventured outside of Japan in its 2-decade history, but Natsume has expressed in interviews its desire to bring the latest game to overseas fans, and that digital distribution has been seen as a good way of helping lower the risks and costs involved.
The titular protagonist of Yumi's Odd Odyssey wields a fishing line and hook, swinging, flinging, and navigating herself through a multitude of levels. The series has drawn a cult following of fans outside Japan who came across its unique style in various ways, including a playthrough of the original Super Famicom title on GameCenter CX. No official word has been given regarding a potential release of Yumi's Odd Odyssey in Europe or Australia.
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