Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! To Release on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 This July

ININ Games, in conjunction with developers Success Corp, have today announced that Umihara Kawase BaZooKa!, which is a multiplayer-styled action title, will be coming to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 as a digital release this July worldwide.

To some the name Umihara Kawase may feel like a new franchise; but in actuality it is an established franchise in Japan and has seen many game releases since the Super Famicom days. In the west Umihara Kawase hasn’t had as much exposure as other Japanese brands but titles such as Sayonara Umihara Kawase (Nintendo 3DS) and Umihara Kawase Fresh! (Nintendo Switch) have made their way westward; especially in North America.

Regardless Umihara Kawase BaZooKa!, which will be released gobally onto the relevant platforms, is the latest entry into the Umihara Kawase franchise and is a platforming multiplayer-styled 2.5D action title featuring 22 characters from the Umihara Kawase franchise. In this particular title the player’s goal is to clear the screen of enemies by performing skilful combos with their Bazooka and an extraordinary fishing rod. Each map also features moving platforms, perilous obstacles and quirky enemy sea life that causes chaos with the inclusion of additional players battling against you for victory.

As expected from a multiplayer themed game a lot of different ‘game modes will be offered; with Challenge Modes, Multiplayer and Local Competitive elements being offered as part of the game.

Game Modes:

  •  Challenge Mode with 40 Stages to be cleared just like back in the good old days of arcade games (1 to 4 players)
  • Multiplayer Battle Modes (2 to 4 players)
  • Local Offline Play and Online Modes
  • Co-op and Competitive Modes (up to 4 players)
  • Competitive Bazooka-Action in Battle Royale Mode (players fight until only one remains) and Star Match (Timed battle mode where players fight to take stars from each other) will offer hundreds of hours of competitive Bazooka-fun.

Key Features:

  • Hooking Up –  Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! presents challenging platforming cavorting, where the players can use the environment to their advantage. Using a fishing line to hook an enemy or another player and banish it, is one of the most important techniques to be mastered. The multifunctional fishing rod can also be used as a magical grappling hook to overcome obstacles and to quickly travel across the stage. But that’s not all, you can also shoot gigantic balls with your enchanted Bazooka. If you run out of ammo, simply catch one of the mysterious creatures, use it to recharge the magical weapon and you are back in Bazooka-Action.
  • Fast-paced Competitive Multiplayer Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! offers multiplayer action at its very best and competitive gamers are bestowed with fast-paced battles. Fire up your skills to be the last one standing in Battle Royale Mode!
  • In the Mode – In single-player mode you have to clear the screens of all enemies. With up to 4 players, the multiplayer mode can be played in competitive mode or in co-op mode. Online and offline battle modes are available, so you can seek contestants at home on the couch, but also from around the world.
  • Casting – The cast includes characters from legendary Japanese game universes like Umihara Kawase, the Cotton Shoot ‘Em Up series and the PlayStation RPG classic Doki Doki Poyacchio.

Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! will be available digitally within Europe and North America this July with further release date details to be announced in due time. A trailer highlighting what to expect from the game can also be found below.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

One Response to Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! To Release on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 This July

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