Agatsuma Entertainment has announced plans to release Sayonara (Farewell) Umihara Kawase overseas. The platformer, featuring a 19-year-old Japanese girl who wears school uniform and carries a pink rucksack, was originally released on the SNES in 1994 and since then has spun many sequels. The Nintendo 3DS version sees a number of playable characters including the now 20-year-old Umihara Kawase, her kid double, her future descendant Yokoyama who is able to bend time, and her childhood friend Emiko who can restart various levels.
Speaking about an overseas release, Agatsuma’s general manager Rica Kuno Matsumura said: “Yes, we are planning to release [Farewell] Umihara Kawase in future, but not fixed anything yet. Maybe we will discuss during E3 with other new titles?” Sayonara Umihara Kawase is set to release in Japan this summer.
Developer Saturine Games has announced that it plans to release Turtle Tale on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. Turtle Tale is described as a gimmick-free, classic 2D platformer, and it’s inspired by platformers on the NES and SNES. In the upcoming game, players control a turtle who’s armed with a neutralizing water gun and help him defend his tropical island from unwelcome creatures. Click here to view more screenshots from the game.
Developer Notion Games has announced that Nintendo has invited it to port its upcoming platformer, Super Ubi Land, to the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
In Super Ubi Land, a player tries to help Ubi escape from being imprisoned by the evil Dr. Terrestrial on Climate Island. The game features 2D platforming, boss battles, five worlds, hand-drawn art and a unique soundtrack. Super Ubi Land will be released in 2013.
Notion Games also said Nintendo invites it to develop games for both the Nintendo 3DS and new Wii U console.
The Cave launches in January 2013 on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U. The game features a total of seven playable characters, each of whom has his or her own story and behaves differently, including The Monk, The Scientist, The Hillbilly and The Twins.
Yoshio Sakamoto, one of the creators behind the popular Nintendo platformer Kid Icarus, has told online gaming publication Kotaku that he would happily make Kid Icarus for Wii providing it makes use of the Wii’s strengths.
“I don’t know personally about any project underway regarding Kid Icarus, but if so many of those people are interested in it and really want to see it on the Wii they should really speak up.”
“If we can find some sort of way to bring it to the Wii, a way to make the game for the Wii that makes sense, we would happily do so. But just keep in mind it may not be me making the game.”
- Yoshio Sakamoto, Kid Icarus creator