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Umihara Kawase Shun ~Second Edition~ Kanzenban

Release Information

Japan Nintendo DS (NTR-CUHJ-JPN) 29th October, 2009 (publisher: Genterprise) (archived official site) (nintendo.co.jp)

Windows PC - 24th November, 2015 (publisher: Agatsuma Entertainment (2015); Degica (2016-)) (Steam)

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Another re-release of Umihara Kawase Shun, Umihara Kawase Shun ~Second Edition~ Kanzenban, "kanzenban" meaning "complete edition," was developed with the involvement of original series programmer Kiyoshi Sakai, with care taken to the accuracy of the physics, and as such is much more highly regarded than Umihara Kawase Portable. Not only does Kanzenban include Umihara Kawase Shun ~Second Edition~ with a few new fields, but as an added bonus it also includes Umihara Kawase. This version of Umihara Kawase displays the field remaining time in centiseconds, rather than just seconds as in the original version.

Kanzenban does not utilise the touch controls of the Nintendo DS. However, the second screen is not without use. While playing Umihara Kawase Shun, the second screen shows a map of the field currently being played, including the location of field exits, fish, and Kawase; whereas while you play the original Umihara Kawase, artwork of Kawase is shown on the second screen.

Kanzenban, in addition to Umihara Kawase Shun ~Second Edition~ and the original Umihara Kawase, features galleries of music from both games, and artwork of Kawase, including the art shown during this version of ~Second Edition~ as well as the PlayStation version. A few of these are available to view or listen on a new game, but most must be unlocked.

All in all, while the failures of Umihara Kawase Portable make Kanzenban the superior handheld version of Umihara Kawase Shun by default, the addition of the original Umihara Kawase as well as the artwork and music galleries makes Kanzenban an ideal experience for any Umihara Kawase fan.

In November 2015, Shun was released for Windows PC through Steam, including the ~Second Edition~ and Kanzenban fields; it was removed from the Steam store on December 31st, following the closure of publisher Agatsuma Entertainment, but was re-released on 5th February, 2016, by new publisher Degica.

With thanks to sol-alpha for contributions.