ININ Games announced they will publish Umihara Kawase BaZooKa on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in the west in July 2020.
Umihara Kawase BaZooKa takes place in the Umihara Kawase universe, but instead of only a single-player mode, players will get to clear screens of enemies together. Players get to team up with characters from the series as well as other series and access various areas using fishing rods to get around. The idea here is to hook enemies or even another player to cause damage. Additionally, players are able to shoot balls, which is where the bazooka in the sub-text of the title seems to come from.
There’s a competitive multiplayer mode in the game as well where players can participate in a deathmatch style area to clear the room of their friend. The mode supports up to four players and also offers a team-deathmatch mode. There are online and offline modes available to players as well.
Helmut Schmitz, CEO at ININ Games, says, “Umihara Kawase is a well-known and famous brand. There have been many successful renditions going right back to the Nintendo Super Famicom release. Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! not only offers great single-player options, but also multiplayer with 4 players and E-sports opportunities that will open up the game to a wider fanbase. Innovative skills, new challenges, infinite possibilities, superb mechanics, pixel-perfect physics, and a cool cast, what more can you ask for? It’s one of those games that will keep you coming back for more.”
The publisher released a new trailer for the game to give players a preview of the Umihara action that awaits them.
You can watch the trailer below:
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