Earlier this month Agatsuma Entertainment revealed that the platformer title Sayonara Umihara Kawase would be coming to PC in the near future. Today, Agatsuma Entertainment confirmed that Sayonara Umihara Kawase would be coming to Steam on October 6th. The Steam version of the game will be optimized for PC and include new features such as support for the Steam controller, Steam Cloud support, achievements, leaderboards and Trading Cards.
Sayonara Umihara Kawase has a page on the Steam store you can check out for more videos of gameplay and additional game details. The page describes Sayonara Umihara Kawase:
Play as `Umihara Kawase` – a 20 year old backpacking Japanese sushi chef armed with a fishing rod, a rubber fishing line and a fishing hook. Avoid fish-like enemies, conveyer belts, spikes, watery pits, time travel and more. Make your way to the end of each level, collecting items and finding along the way. The deeper in to this dream-like game players venture, the more challenging the solutions and the greater the time pressure becomes. Along the way, look out for shortcuts and secret exits and unlock bonus levels.
It is the elasticity of Umihara’s rubber fishing line that has always set this franchise apart from all other rope games, giving unprecedented levels of mobility and discovery. Tightening the line or giving lots of slack can be the difference between success and failure. The bungee like nature of the fishing line allows the player to stretch down to otherwise unreachable areas or be catapulted upwards.