Octodad: Dadliest Catch Lurches Onto The Wii U Next Week


It seems strange that a video game about a perfectly ordinary dad with a family, a job, and suburban lifestyle would become so popular, but Octodad: Dadliest Catch has become an amusing success since its humble beginnings. Created initially by a group of game design students from DePaul and Kickstarted into success, Octodad: Dadliest Catch has enjoyed releases on almost any platform you could want it on…except the Wii U, the platform it seems to make the most sense on. But that omission ends next week:

Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a very silly game where you play as an octopus who has somehow married and had kids with a woman named Scarlet…without letting her know his identity as a marine creature. It is best known for its deliberately-complex control scheme, as Octodad must carry out ordinary tasks such as making coffee with his many tentacles without alerting anyone that he might not be an ordinary human dad. Controlling his many limbs with various buttons is pretty crazy, but there’s even a four-player mode giving each player control over one tentacle, for added mayhem.

It’s great to see another title join the growing lineup of Nintendo’s indie games on the eShop, particularly one that should have been there months ago. It even comes with the “Shorts” DLC that was added to other platforms, further expanding the lore of an ordinary suburban dad with nothing to hide whatsoever…

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