Natsume Announces Yumi’s Odd Odyssey for Nintendo 3DS

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NATSUME ANNOUNCES YUMI’S ODD ODYSSEY FOR NINTENDO 3DS

Long-Running Japanese Puzzle Platformer to Arrive in North America in Early 2014!

Burlingame, CA. – October 29, 2013 – Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, has officially announced they are bringing the latest title in the Yumi’s Odd Odyssey series (known in Japan as Umihara Kawase) to their North American fans. Featuring a girl armed with only with her backpack and trusty fishing hook, this traveling sushi chef departs on a journey in a dream-like world filled with fish and other wildlife gone awry.

You’ve never played a puzzle platformer quite like this! Using her fishing hook, Yumi must make her way through a variety of levels by running, jumping, and throwing her coveted fishing line. When thrown, this line will hook onto nearly all surfaces within each level. When the line is firmly hooked onto a surface or enemy, the line is able to take her weight. Yumi can use this traction to swing between platforms, lower herself down to other ledges, and even catapult herself great distances by stretching the line to its breaking point! Its unique mechanics are sure to excite even veteran gamers of the platforming genre!

“We have been interested in releasing this unique title for awhile now,” said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO at Natsume. “We are working very closely with Agatsuma Entertainment to bring this game to our fans, who we know appreciate games that are a little different, and also have lovable characters.”

Originally released on the Super Famicom and later re-released for the PlayStation and DS, this will be the first time Yumi’s tale is told outside of Japan. Created by the series’ original developers, such as the original programmer, Kiyoshi Sakai, as well as the character designer, Toshinobu Kondo, Japanese fans have been raving about the game since it was released in June 2013.

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About Natsume

Natsume Inc. is a worldwide developer and publisher that specialize in unique and family-oriented interactive entertainment software for a variety of platforms. Most known for publishing Reel Fishing and Harvest Moon, Natsume is dedicated to producing quality video games. For more information about Natsume Inc., visit www.natsume.com www.natsume.com.

About Agatsuma Entertainment

Agatsuma Entertainment is a video game publisher which also helps to co-ordinate negotiations between publishers and developers worldwide. Agatsuma Entertainment was founded by a group of highly experienced game and toy industry veterans, and is based in Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit http://agatsuma-games.jp.

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About the author:

Steve has been a Nintendo fan since the NES. He currently owns a NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, GameBoy, DS, DSi, 3DS, and 3DS XL. His favorite types of games are action platformers and multiplayer “party” games. Overall, he loves a game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours, and if that can be shared with friends, it is even better.

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