Hooked on you

It has been revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu that Umihara Kawase — a series which started life on the Super Famicom and has since enjoyed instalments on the PlayStation, PSP and DS — is getting another sequel, this time on the 3DS.

A platformer in which the lead protagonist uses a fishing line to hook herself to enemies and parts of the environment. The new game is being developed by the original team, which will come as a relief to those who endured the terrible PSP version, which was coded by Rocket Studio.

Sayonara Umihara Kawase is set to launch in Japan this summer, with a price of 4980 yen. There's no word on a western release yet, but given the cult status of the Super Famicom version, we'd like to think it's at least in with a chance.

If you've never seen the Super Famicom original in action, here's Shinya Arino playing it on an episode of GameCenter CX:

[source neogaf.com, via nintendoeverything.com]