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SANTA ANA, California, October 30, 2018 — Nicalis, Ink. today announced the release of Save me Mr Tako!, an all-new invertebrate adventure out now for Nintendo Switch™ and Steam. Starring a peaceful little octopus named Mr Tako, Save me Mr Tako! is a charming throwback-style platformer set in a world where humans and octopodes are at war.
The journey begins when Mr Tako sets out to resolve the conflicts that are tearing the octopus and human worlds apart. Along the way, players can discover 50 different hats, each giving Mr Tako a unique ability that will help him solve puzzles, defeat tenacious bosses and advance through 16 mysterious dungeons located across six connected worlds.
A heartfelt homage to classic monochromatic portable gaming, Save me Mr Tako! lets players choose their favorite color scheme by selecting from numerous four-color palette options. The sizes of the character sprites are also intentionally limited and the game’s original soundtrack uses chiptune instrumentation to complete the authentic retro vibe.
Save me Mr Tako! is designed by developer Christophe Galati and co-developed with Nicalis. The game is rated E10+ by the ESRB and releases today as a digital download for Nintendo Switch and the Steam platform for $14.99.
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SANTA ANA, California, October 8, 2018 — On World Octopus Day, Nicalis, Ink. today announced the release date for Save me Mr Tako!, the all-new platforming adventure coming to Nintendo Switch™ and Steam. The charming throwback-style game stars a friendly octopus named Mr Tako and will celebrate October as “The Month of the Octopus” by releasing on October 30, 2018.
Save me Mr Tako! takes place in a world where humans and octopi are at war. Mr Tako is a persistently helpful little octopus who rescues a woman from drowning one stormy night. A fairy sees this act of bravery and grants him the ability to survive on land, where he strays from his family and his people in an attempt to resolve the conflicts between the octopus and human races.
Along his journey, Mr Tako can discover and wear 50 different hats to gain special abilities, which will help him solve puzzles, fight tenacious bosses and navigate the 16 mysterious dungeons that are scattered throughout six connected worlds. The game is a heartfelt homage to the portable-gaming past, with bitmapped graphics in player-selectable color palettes and chiptune instrumentation to complete the authentic retro vibe.
Save me Mr Tako! is designed by French developer Christophe Galati and co-developed with Nicalis. The game is rated E10+ by the ESRB and releases on October 30, 2018 as a digital download for Nintendo Switch and the Steam platform for $14.99.
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SANTA ANA, Calif., August 29, 2017—Nicalis, Inc. today announces the addition of another retro-inspired action-adventure game to its 2017 line-up. The publisher of Cave Story+ and The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will produce the charming platform adventure Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San for the Nintendo Switch console and Steam service. The game is planned for release as a digital download in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Set in a world where humans and octopi are at war with each other, Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San tells the tale of a pacifist octopus who rescues a human woman from drowning. An octopus fairy sees this act of kindness and grants Mr Tako (the game’s protagonist) the ability to survive on land, where he can learn more about the ways of humans and help to resolve conflicts between the two species.
Mr Tako navigates through the game’s environments by spitting ink at enemies, which turns them into platforms that he can jump on to reach even higher ground. He can also acquire and wear 50 different hats that give him special abilities, fight 19 deadly boss characters and explore 16 mysterious dungeons scattered throughout six huge worlds.
Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San was designed by French indie developer Christophe Galati as a heartfelt homage to the many games he loved to play on Nintendo’s original Game Boy® handheld console. The game’s color palettes are directly inspired by that hardware’s crude LCD display (allowing no more than four onscreen colors at a time), and the sizes of the character sprites are intentionally limited to 1989 standards. The game’s soundtrack also uses Game Boy-era instrumentation to complete the authentic retro vibe.
Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San is planned for a simultaneous release on Nintendo Switch and Steam in the fourth quarter of 2017. Pricing info and release date to be announced at a later time.
About Nicalis, Inc.
Based in Southern California and founded in 2007, Nicalis, Inc. is an independent developer and publisher with a proven track record that includes well-polished games like Cave Story, 1001 Spikes and The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth.
About Christophe Galati
Based in Paris, France, designer/writer/pixel artist Christophe Galati started to develop Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San in 2014, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the release of the original Game Boy.
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