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.