Save Me Mr. Tako, a Game Boy-style platformer for a useful octopus, returns to the storefront in May after being removed from the list following the developer’s separation from publisher Nicalis. final digital edition of Steam and Nintendo Switch on May 5, 2021. Galati will self-publish its game on PC via Steam, while Limited Run Games deals with the console edition.
Save Me Mr. Tako is a tribute to the Game Boy era and includes a pacifist octopus named Tako with the ability to thrive both on land and in the water that travels the world and mediates conflict between humans and octopuses.
Its new final release includes a number of updates, including numerous changes in quality of life, technical and balance, as well as a hint system, three difficulty modes, a jukebox, new border images and a new English localization.
Save me, Mr. Taco was originally released in October 201
8, but was removed from all digital storefronts two years later after Galati parted ways with the original publisher Nicalis. No specific reason for their separation was stated at the time. However, Galati had previously hinted at problems with running game patches through Nicalis, noting that Nicalis is in full control of whether game problems have been fixed or not. Nicalis President Tyrone Rodriguez responded on Twitter at the time that Save Me, Mr. Taco “has not yet returned what we put into it” and could not justify the QA resources on the patch. A Kotaku report from around the same time shows that Galati is not the only independent developer with this or similar issues.
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