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Octodad: Dadliest Catch Skitters Onto PS4 Next Week

Might want to wait for that sale, though.

Easily one of the wackiest ideas of recent times, Octodad: Dadliest Catch was one of our most anticipated games and, despite a few flaws, one of my favourites from the year so far. It released on PC a few months ago, allowing me to review it at that point, but is now coming out on PS4 with next week’s PS Store updates.

Importantly, Young Horses have taken the time since the January PC release to refine the game further, adjusting some of the more troublesome aspects and adding additional control options. I actually played it with a DualShock 4 already, but with the PS4 release, there’s also support for PS Move.

For those of us in the EU, it’s going to be £11.99/€13.99, but this is something that is rather contentious. It turns out that the US has a PS+ discount on day one, making it $11.99 rather than $14.99, which the EU will not have until later down the line. In response to the understandably miffed comments, Phil Tibitoski, President and Co-Founder of Young Horses, gave the following explanation:

We tried to get the discount in for EU as well, but the scheduling of PS+ sales ended up being a different more lengthy process than we thought. We ended up having to make the decision of delaying the release a few weeks or running the sale later and releasing now.

No worries if you want to wait for a sale. Sorry for the trouble.

It sounds like another of those classic little slip ups that we can quite regularly see with SCEE’s approval process. So, if you’re on the fence about the game and want to save a few quid, you’ll be best served waiting a few weeks for a PS+ discount to be applied.

Then again, you could always dive right in and flail your way down supermarket aisles like an octopus that just doesn’t care.

Via EU PS Blog

  1. tactical20
    Since: May 2010

    Looks like a PS2 game.

    Comment posted on 19/04/2014 at 02:04.
  2. Jones81
    Since: Mar 2010

    looks hilarious, can’t wait to play it but may have to hold off for the discount

    Comment posted on 19/04/2014 at 08:45.
  3. TSBonyman
    Since: Dec 2009

    I’m looking forward to it but i might just hold out for the discount as i believe it’s quite a short game.

    Comment posted on 19/04/2014 at 11:00.
  4. Lieutenant Fatman
    Since: Jul 2013

    Looks like fun, but yes, I’ll be waiting for a big fat discount on this one.

    Comment posted on 19/04/2014 at 17:55.

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