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Umihara Kawase Fresh!

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
Genre: Platformer
Publisher: Nicalis
Developer: Studio Saizensen
Release Date: Oct. 30, 2020

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'Umihara Kawase Fresh!' (ALL) Comes To PS4 Later This Month - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2020 @ 5:52 p.m. PDT

Umihara Kawase Fresh! is a new chapter in the storied and challenging platformer series.

Umihara Kawase Fresh! features open-world platforming gameplay starring a young girl who uses her fishing lure as a grappling hook, allowing her to progress through the quaint frontier town of Kingness.

Kawase is a traveling chef who has embarked on many magical adventures in the past. In Umihara Kawase Fresh!, she will put her navigating, grappling and cooking skills to the ultimate test as she completes various quests and discovers long-buried secrets of the town and its inhabitants.

Players will need to jump, climb, swing and slingshot their way across platforms all over Kingness in order to clear goals and reach a specific destination to advance to the next quest. Each completed quest can be replayed in Time Attack mode, where a timer is added to let players compete for the best times in online leaderboard rankings.

Along the way, Kawase can use the lure to collect enemies and various food ingredients to store in her magical backpack. Combining ingredients with special recipes creates dishes that can be consumed to earn temporary special abilities, like jumping higher or being able to survive underwater for a longer time.

The game includes two additional playable characters: Curly Brace from Cave Story and Cotton from the scrolling shooter Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams. The PS4 edition also includes three new "Classic" stages that are based on familiar levels from previous Kawase games.

Key Features:

  • Large, explorable town expands in all directions as the story unfolds and you gain access to new areas.
  • More than 75 unique quests, each replayable in Time Attack mode, plus unlockable Challenge quests.
  • Collect dozens of unique ingredients and use them to prepare many different recipes, resulting in consumable items that can grant temporary power-ups
  • A whole town filled with charming, human-like animal characters, many of whom provide information, directions, advice, items, recipes and additional quests to undertake
  • 50+ unique enemies, some of whom can be captured and used as ingredients in special recipes, plus boss characters
  • Purchase ingredients from the Shop, or visit the Library to read about items you’ve found and enemies you’ve faced
  • Unlockable alternate playable characters: Curly Brace (from Cave Story) and Cotton

Umihara Kawase Fresh! for PS4 will be available digitally and physically on October 30, 2020 for $39.99 MSRP.

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