Indie game publisher Nicalis has revealed that Umihara Kawase will be joining the Crystal Crisis roster.
Announced via Twitter, Nicalis originally had a tweet saying that 19 was an odd number for a roster and hours later announced the new entry to the game. Umihara Kawase is a high school sushi chef that comes from a unique platforming game of the same name.
— Nicalis, Inc. (@nicalis) February 15, 2019
Crystal Crisis is a mash-up puzzle-fighter type game staring many indie game characters that Nicalis has published, along with characters from Tezuka Osamu’s work such as Astro Boy and Black Jack.
20 playable fighters is a step up from Nicalis’ last indie game mashup fighter Blade Strangers which had only 14 characters. Umihara Kawase was also featured in Blade Strangers, so the fighter’s return here is a nice surprise.
Fans can jump in on the indie mashup May 28 when the game launches on Switch and PlayStation 4.