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Developer Studio Saizensen posted a new gameplay video for Umihara Kawase Fresh! that showcases a half hour of gameplay. Check it out below.

Success and Studio Saizensen posted a new trailer for Umihara Kawase Fresh! today that shows off the game’s Sky World. Check it out below.

Update: Umihara Kawase Fresh! has been confirmed for an April 25th release in the west as well.

Success Corporation has set a release date for Umihara Kawase Fresh! In Japan at least, the title is slated for April 25. It will be sold physically and digitally.

There are also plans to distribute Umihara Kawase Fresh! outside of Japan. However, a release date has not yet been announced.


As a brief development update, developer Success Corporation has confirmed that work on Umihara Kawase Fresh! is now 60 to 70 percent complete.

The note was made on a registration website for a hands-on demonstration event to be held on January 4th at the Success Corporation headquarters in Japan. Thanks to Gematsu for the full translation of the information.


Straight out of Tokyo Game Show, we’ve got the first gameplay footage of Umihara Kawase Fresh! for you. Japanese gaming website 4Gamer played the game during their livestream of the first day of TGS. The Umihara Kawase Fresh! footage can be found between 11:00 and 26:26 in the video below:


Umihara Kawase Fresh! won’t just be releasing in Japan. As confirmed by publisher Success Corporation, a digital release is planned for worldwide. However, Success has not yet determined whether or not a physical version will be offered.

In terms of languages, Umihara Kawase Fresh! will support Japanese, English, and Chinese.

Success will publish Umihara Kawase Fresh! on Switch in 2019.


Success has posted a screenshot from Umihara Kawase Fresh!, giving us a first look at the game. We’ve attached the image above.

Umihara Kawase Fresh! will make its playable debut at the Tokyo Game Show next week. The game launches next year in Japan.


A year after it was originally teased, Umihara Kawase Fresh! was announced for Switch this week. Success has been sharing a few tidbits on Twitter.

Studio Saizensen will still be leading the way on development and Toshinobu Kondo is back as character designer. Also, the “rubber engine” from the previous titles will still be used in order to maintain the fundamental feel.

In past entries, Umihara Kawase games had a traditional stage structure. But for Umihara Kawase Fresh!, there will be an interconnected Metroidvania-style map with a quest system. Less skilled players will be able to take the prescribed routes while hardcore players can take shortcuts and speedrun.


Blade Strangers is now available to purchase physically and digitally on Switch. Take a look at the official launch trailer below.

This week, Nicalis provided a bunch of information about the fighter Blade Strangers, launching on Switch later this month. The game’s various features have been introduced, including Story Mode, Arcade Mode, Mission Mode, Versus Mode, Online Mode, Training Mode, and more.

Here’s the full rundown from Nicalis: