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Umihara Kawase is a bizarre series about a young girl with a fishing line. It's been released on Super Famicom, PlayStation, DS and PSP in Japan, and nowhere here – though there are ways to get it. It's the kind of gameplay you know from Bionic Commando, but focused entirely on the grappling....

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Welcome to Living in the Past, a weekly column about what's new in old games. Now get off our lawn. What if, in a parallel universe, Bionic Commando's ideas were expanded not into a behind-the-back 3D action game, but into a quieter, more puzzle-oriented game focused entirely on the mechanics of th...

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We are pleased to report that the DS remake of Umihara Kawase Shun Second Edition is real, and we have Famitsu screens to prove it. If this news strikes you as underwhelming, then you haven't played Umihara Kawase, a game whose physics-based grappling (the line is stretchy and bouncy) is so cool tha...

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NeoGAFfer duckroll spotted a mysterious, and potentially interesting, new DS game listing on Amazon.co.jp: Umihara Kawase Shun Second Edition: Complete Version, due out March 26. In case the name doesn't ring any bells, Umihara Kawase was a Super Famicom platformer similar to Bionic Commando, but...

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Who knew that such a strange, quirky PSP game would move from the realm of "import-only" to a wide American release? That's exactly what's happening as Marvelous brings Umihara Kawase to America as Yumi's Odd Odyssey. The press release explains it all: "Trapped in a bizarre world filled with spike...

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What is Umihara Kawase? It's a platformer "starring a nineteen year old Japanese school girl of the same name, who has somehow become lost in a world of mutated salt-water and fresh-water creatures." And it's coming to PSP. 1. Download the demo zip file. [Click here for direct download from PSP.] ...

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What is Umihara Kawase? It's a platformer "starring a nineteen year old Japanese school girl of the same name, who has somehow become lost in a world of mutated salt-water and fresh-water creatures." And it's coming to PSP. Considering a release stateside is unlikely, you can try out the Bionic Co...

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Umihara Kawase is getting a PSP release next Spring. What is it? Well, according to NeoGAF member D2M15, it is "the best game ever." Looking at a Wikipedia entry tells us that it is a platformer "starring a nineteen year old Japanese school girl of the same name, who has somehow become lost in a w...

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Welcome to our weekly feature, Virtually Overlooked, wherein we talk about games that aren't on the Virtual Console yet, but should be. Call it a retro-speculative. The recent reveal of a new Bionic Commando game for the PS3 and Xbox 360 got us very excited. Not about the new game, which looks hea...

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