Save me Mr. Tako Returns May 5 With Definitive Edition for PC, Switch

Save me Mr. Tako Returns

Indie developer Christophe Gallati has announced Save me Mr. Tako returns as Save me Mr. Tako: Definitive Edition for PC and Switch.

The newly enhanced and expanded version of the throwback Game Boy-style platformer Save me Mr. Tako returns to Windows PC (via Steam) and Switch (via the eShop). Limited Run Games also confirmed they will offer a physical edition for Save me Mr. Tako: Definitive Edition “on consoles”, with further details coming later.

The original Save me Mr. Tako: Tasukete Tako-San was launched back in 2018 and was later removed from digital storefronts in 2020 when developer Christophe Galati and publisher Nicalis ended their partnership. Unfortunately, owners of the original game will have to purchase the Definitive Edition to get the new content.

“Because the game was delisted and is now under a new publisher, we are unable to patch the existing game and instead need to deliver it as a new title,” Galati said. “Unfortunately this means anyone who previously purchased the original game will still have to purchase this new version to enjoy all the new content.

He added, “I contacted both Valve and Nintendo to see if I could do a special discount for players with the original version in their library but unfortunately it’s impossible. I wish things would have gone differently, but otherwise the game would have stayed stuck in its original and flawed form.”

Here’s a rundown on the game:

Dive into a great adventure in the Game Boy era!

In a world where humans and octopuses are at war, Tako is a pacifist 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. As he travels across the world, Tako defies his family and his people to try to resolve conflicts between Humans and Octopuses, plunging him into the very roots of this dysfunctional world.

Tako will solve puzzles, turn enemies into platforms by spitting ink at them, explore mysterious dungeons and fight tenacious bosses on his mission to end the war between the undersea Octopus kingdom and the terrestrial Human realm. Will you help this brave octopus to spread his message of tolerance and teach both species to coexist in peace and unity?


  • 6 worlds and more than 50 levels to explore
  • 50 different hats that Tako can wear to gain special abilities
  • Extensive character dialogue with many unique and memorable NPCs
  • Side quests, puzzles, mini-games and 16 different dungeons to explore
  • Multiple selectable palettes to change the game’s color scheme

Definitive Edition:

  • New difficulty modes and rebalancing of the original game
  • Hint System, Auto palette option and more quality of life improvements
  • Sound system to listen to the soundtrack composed by Marc-Antoine Archier
  • New border images and additional content
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