It's a story as old as time.

A young girl struggling to find her place in the world as a sushi chef grabs her trusty fishhook and uses it to make her way through level after level of mutated fish.

That's the story of Yumi's Odd Odyssey (née Farewell Umihara Kawase), a Bionic Commando-style puzzle platformer that's coming to the 3DS in North America in the early part of 2014.

The story follows a young girl named Yumi, a calm and confident 20-year-old with a pink backpack and a love of adventure, who'll be swinging her way around hordes of fish and precarious ledges.

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Interestingly, while the Umihara Kawase series has its roots back in the 16-bit days of the Super Nintendo, Yumi's Odd Odyssey is the first game from the franchise to make it out of Japan.

Comparisons between Yumi's Odd Odyssey and Mikey Hooks-type swinging games are fair, since you'll use your fishhook to swing and climb your way through levels of platform puzzles.

But Yumi's Odd Odyssey also introduces a couple extra characters to help keep the gameplay feeling fresh, like her friend Yokoyama who can bend time, Yumi-chan a younger version of Yumi, and her childhood friend Emiko who can create checkpoints in levels.

We don't have a firm release date for Yumi's Odd Odyssey yet, nor do we know if it's making its way to Europe, but we'll keep you updated as soon as we know more.