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Started by sol-alpha, September 22, 2017, 05:35:54 AM
Quote from: Canvas on October 09, 2017, 05:18:20 PMWhat does it say? Are we sure this isn't just a port of Sayonara?
QuoteUpdate 09/05/18 at 10:15 p.m.: Umihara Kawase Fresh! is developed by Studio Saizensen with character design by Toshinobu Kondou, just like previous entries. It also uses the same rubber engine, so the way the controls feel is also the same.Thanks, @Success_G3.Update 09/07/18 at 2:05 a.m.: To change up the gameplay style, Umihara Kawase Fresh! gets rid of the previous entries' stage system for a quest-based system on a Metroidvania-type connected map. Players aiming for the best times can use techniques to find shortcuts, and players who aren't good at that can clear quests by taking the long way.Thanks, @Success_G3.
Quote from: Princess Rescuer on September 14, 2018, 01:47:58 PMThe gameplay change is fine. But hunger and thirst meters? Really? What's next, stamina? Is your hook going to break after a few uses? If it's stretched too far, is it gone unless you have or can get another one? Those seem more like annoyances than anything. Is the game after this going to have procedurally generated levels that take less effort to make and have fake replay value? The series seems to be losing its identity. What was wrong with the structure before? It just needed some polish and content that's all. Not an overhaul.
Quote from: Princess Rescuer on September 14, 2018, 01:47:58 PMOn the plus side, Switch exclusivity will help the game sell more and create repeat buyers for ports.
QuoteSeptember 5: Umihara Kawase Fresh! is developed by Studio Saizensen with character design by Toshinobu Kondou, just like previous entries. It also uses the same rubber engine, so the way the controls feel is also the same.September 7: To change up the gameplay style, Umihara Kawase Fresh! gets rid of the previous entries' stage system for a quest-based system on a Metroidvania-style connected map. Players aiming for the best times can use techniques to find shortcuts, and players who aren't good at that can clear quests by taking the long way.September 8: Success Corporation will consider porting Umihara Kawase Fresh! to other platforms after the Switch release. Since it is not being developed as a multiplatform game, development on a port would not start until after the Switch release. Assuming it is released for other platforms / Steam, it may not be until at least half a year after the initial release. Right now nothing has been decided.September 8: The game uses a quest-based system on a giant map. However, if you choose a quest without a time limit, you can go to any area of the map without having cleared the quest. The higher you go up and the lower you go down, the more the image of the world will change. You can also change the difficulty.September 9: Just like previous entries in the series, Umihara Kawase Fresh! has multiple playable characters, including a new character. In fact, that character was one of the only things Success Corporation asked the development team for this time. Her identity is still a secret, and she will not be revealed at Tokyo Game Show 2018.September 10: There is a story within this quest-based Umihara Kawase Fresh!. Event scenes are also being prepared.
Quote from: sol-alpha on September 19, 2018, 10:55:19 AMTake a close look.
Quote from: KawaseFan on September 19, 2018, 10:58:51 PMLiking the new artwork!Unfortunately I won't be able to watch the stream live, but I'm definitely looking forward to watching it when I can.And...Quote from: sol-alpha on September 19, 2018, 10:55:19 AMTake a close look.Is that the new character I see?
Quote from: Princess Rescuer on September 24, 2018, 05:41:15 PMI've seen the demo footage.The hunger and thirst meters deplete very slowly. It's a good thing they don't boss you around constantly and dominate the game's priorities list.
Quote【Emergency announcement】 January 4, 2019 (Fri.) 13: 00 ~ 18: 00 We will conduct a user experiences meeting of Hidaka River Fresh Fresh. The location is Tokyo Gotanda Success Headquarters. We prepare souvenirs for those who participate. Fans of New Year holidays gather in Tokyo Gotanda. Please leave the schedule as I write the details again later! # Horigiri River
Quote from: KawaseFan on December 31, 2018, 02:10:51 AMYeah, hopefully we do get more release info soon. Personally, I'm expecting a release around June or July.
Quote from: Princess Rescuer on December 18, 2018, 08:27:19 PMI would be expecting a December 2019 release for the 25th anniversary. It's a good thing we will probably be getting the game earlier, since launching in the holidays has never been good for this series and almost led to it being only one or two installments.
Quote from: sol-alpha on January 03, 2019, 07:29:32 AMIt's releasing in Spring/Summer 2019 in Japan.http://www.siliconera.com/2019/01/02/umihara-kawase-fresh-to-release-in-first-half-of-2019/
Quote from: Princess Rescuer on January 19, 2019, 11:31:40 PMI wonder if you can heal?
Quote from: CyanideBlizzard on January 24, 2019, 08:47:40 PMThis also includes a more firm date of release for Fresh. Spring 2019.
Quote from: Princess Rescuer on January 25, 2019, 04:44:35 AMCan I see the ad?Not that it matters, I was already going to buy the game but still, being advertised in english finally
Quote from: sol-alpha on January 25, 2019, 02:44:50 AMDon't need to speculate anymore.https://twitter.com/success_g3/status/1088623550343217152?s=19It has a planned release date of April 25th 2019
Quote from: KawaseFan on January 27, 2019, 09:12:02 AMNice! I'll probably import a copy in any case, even if just for collection purposes, but I wonder if it'll be released worldwide on the eShop around the same time.
Quote from: sol-alpha on March 06, 2019, 06:20:29 AMThe only thing confirmed right now is online leaderboards.They've been drip feeding info on the game since it was revealed at TGS 2018. So who knows if or when they'll confirm in-game achievements.
Quote from: sol-alpha on March 19, 2019, 11:20:04 AMOn March 28th, Umihara Kawase Fresh! will be listed on the Japan eShop. The option to preload is expected and there may be a demo released at the same time.https://twitter.com/success_g3/status/1107894293543284737?s=19
Quote from: Meester Tweester on March 30, 2019, 05:18:34 AMHello all, this is my first time posting here. I was introduced to the series by DidYouKnowGaming's recent SNES Games Trivia episode. I looked up some videos and was intrigued. Luckily enough for me, I learned the demo was on the Japanese eShop soon, and I had a Japanese account on my Switch.The fish hook mechanic was much more complex than I expected. Slowly but surely, I was able to beat all the levels and the challenge mode boss level, but I struggled with some. I am interested in speedrunning this game. However, there is a lot of techniques I can't seem to do, like the rocket dash in the wall climb. If you could help me with this I would appreciate it.For the challenge mode boss level with the ice, I was able to beat it by grappling onto the fish and dangle off the ledge to dodge his first time coming towards me, then I was able to make it under him. I hid in a bottom left corner to dodge most of the attacks on both the normal and challenge difficulties. The slippery ice was hard to run on, but I was able to beat it just barely with one hit point of my health left.I can post my speedrunning times here and even record gameplay of my speedruns. It is hard for me to speedrun this game as I am not to the series, though. On the first level I was able to get 23.80 on March 28, and by learning a route to go left I brought my time down to 21.35 on March 29. I have trouble getting up the left wall at the start and doing a pendulum swing to get to the last platform early can save more time.
Quote from: sesto on March 31, 2019, 03:43:57 AMSo being new to the series actually helps you...You can't grab the tadpole and dangle off the edge in previous games,and there was no HP bar as well,any body contact with enemies and you fail.This game is a lot easier to beat at least.
Quote from: gori.sh on March 31, 2019, 02:59:01 PMThis is my time. 1day/1quest.https://togetter.com/li/1332832
Quote from: CyanideBlizzard on April 12, 2019, 05:49:09 PMReally exciting little piece of video went up today, as Kondo himself streamed the demo of Umihara Kawase Fresh. Of course, the video is in Japanese but I wanted to share it here for those that would be interested in watching this.
Quote from: sol-alpha on April 19, 2019, 05:02:38 AMMay as well mention the second stream Kondo did which went through stages beyond the demo, playing as Cotton and a new boss shown.Linked here: https://youtu.be/aS1LXevX7Qg
Quote from: CyanideBlizzard on April 29, 2019, 06:42:19 PMI did a quick flip through of the bonus calendar that came with the Amazon edition. Might take some higher quality photos later on, but this gives you an idea of the layout and the images.