Nicalis announced that the PlayStation 4 version of Umihara Kawase Fresh! , a game developed by Studio Saizensen, will be released on October 30 in the west. The pre-order of the physical edition is available at the Nicalis Store for $ 39.99.
Umihara Kawase Fresh! is a new chapter in the franchise featuring open-world platform gameplay featuring a young girl who uses her fishing rods as a hook, allowing her to progress through the peaceful border town of Kingness.
The story follows a young traveling chef named Kawase, who arrives in the border town of Kingness. She thinks it is a perfect replica of the real-life of a city that she used to dream of as a child. Intrigued, she takes a job as a delivery girl and occasional chef at a local restaurant. Through explorations and conversations with the locals, Kawase gradually learns the city’s history, the mysterious castle that floats over it, the dangerous cave that hides below it, and the indescribable demons that terrified its inhabitants.
In Umihara Kawase Fresh! , Kawase carries a fishing lure with “elastic action.” The bait can be used as a hook to swing between platforms, as a winch to raise or lower while suspended, like a rope to pick up momentum in any direction, and as a weapon to stun or defeat enemies. The bait can also capture the environment’s enemies and items, pulling them to be stored in the seemingly infinite space of Kawase’s magical backpack.