Yumi's Odd Odyssey Hooks In Permanent Price Drop In North America
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Now just $19.99
Yumi's Odd Odyssey — released under its Japanese name Sayonara UmiharaKawase in Europe — remains one of the most charming titles on the 3DS eShop, a welcome continuation of a franchise seen on systems as diverse as the Super Famicom, DS and PSP, and the first to arrive on Western shores. Its unique combination of platforming and fishing — it makes sense when you play it — earned it 9/10 in our review.
As the first of the franchise to come to the West and arriving on the eShop at a retail-level price of $29.99, it may have struggled to grab attention; it costs €24.99 / £19.99 in Europe. It did receive a temporary $10 discount in early June, though publisher Natsume appears to have decided that it can't attract enough sales at its default price. It's now been reduced to $19.99 as a permanent discount in North America; there's no indication of a similar discount in Europe, especially as it was published by the developer — Agatsuma Entertainment — in the region.
Have you been holding off on this one, and does a $19.99 price tag reel you in? Let us know or, if you're a fan, pitch its merits in the comments below.