Nicalis and Studio Saizensen have announced that Umihara Kawase Fresh! has been localized for a western release on Nintendo Switch.
This open-world platformer stars Kawase, a young traveling chef who users her fishing lure as a grappling hook to explore on her magical adventures. It will be her navigating, grappling, and cooking skills that will be put to the test, as she works to complete quests and discover more about Kingness – a town that is new to her, but somehow familiar.
You must jump, climb, swing, and slingshot your way around the town to clear goals and reach a specific destination, with each quest that you complete replayable in Time Attack mode to compete for the best times on the online leaderboard.
Your lure can be used to collect enemies and ingredients that are stored in Kawase’s magical backpack. These can be combined with special recipes to create dishes that, once consumed, will grant temporary special abilities – such as jumping higher or being able to swim underwater for a longer time.
There are also two additional playable characters in Cotton (from Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams) and another that will be revealed in the coming months.
Umihara Kawase Fresh! will release at retail and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch in Europe and North America on July 9th, priced at $39.99.