Being a father is already a challenge for many men, but the difficulty factor increases exponentially when you're actually a octopus masquerading as a human. If you thought mowing the lawn was a pain before, you should try doing it with tentacles instead of arms and legs.
The long awaited Octodad: Dadliest Catch is almost here, and to celebrate the impending release, developer Young Horses has dropped a new launch trailer. In it, you can see just how hard it is for a cephalopod to get everyday chores or tasks we take for granted done. How do you walk up stairs? How do you go grocery shopping? What happens when a crazed sushi chef is hunting you down? And what about your wife and kids? How do you keep them from finding out your not really a man at all?
Octodad is currently slated to release on the PC, Mac and Linux on Jan. 30. A PlayStation 4 release is supposed to come later, though no specified release window was given in the trailer. When speaking with Polygon however, Young Horses' president Phil Tibitoski discussed the potential of a March timetable for the PS4, as well as the possibility for Xbox One and Wii U ports.
"We still need to work on trophies and some things like that a bit," Tibitoski said. "Though it's more about just giving us some more room to make sure we can get it done. We don't want to make any hasty announcements."
As far as other versions beyond the initial push, Tibitoski said the early sales and fan demand needs to be strong in order for Young Horses to even consider thinking about developing Octodad for two more platforms. Tibitoski was also rather frank in admitting Octodad needed to be successful for the developer to even stay in business.
"We don't have any sources of income," Tibitoski said. "We all had other jobs until now, but we all quit those to finish this up and hedge our bets on Octodad. We need to make a certain amount to keep going as Young Horses and if we don't we need to dissolve the studio or make other plans."
We've been waiting for a chance to enjoy Octodad: Dadliest Catch ever since it was announced, and we can only hope the antics are as zany and hilarious when we're playing as they appear in the trailer.