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Out This Week: Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Demon Gaze, SoulCalibur: Lost Swords

Posted by Sammy Barker

Catch of the day

While this latest roster of releases can’t really live up to last week’s onslaught, there’s still a lot to look forward to across all three PlayStation platforms. Octodad: Dadliest Catch is undoubtedly the pick of the crop, but Finish Line Games’ rebooted Cel Damage HD and Bandai Namco’s curious free-to-play SoulCalibur: Lost Swords may ease the wait until Watch Dogs.

Pick of the Week - Octodad: Dadliest Catch

With a plot revolving around a cephalopod in disguise, it’s really little wonder that Octodad: Dadliest Catch has paddled straight to the summit of our PlayStation 4 wishlist. As already alluded, Young Horses’ curious seafaring sequel sees you take control of a fishy father, who must elude his family of his apparently unobvious underwater origins.

Octodad: Dadliest Catch PS4 Review
Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a game that embraces its craziness. The title’s zany controls lead to some even stranger onscreen occurrences, and that culminates in a lot of unexpected entertainment. The release does start to grate in long sessions, and perhaps doesn’t have enough gameplay variety to carry its core idea, but with PlayStation Move support and a ridiculous co-op component, the package will spread a smile across even the sternest countenance.

This game has very much been pitched as the poster child of Sony’s ongoing indie push, with its utterly bizarre premise underlining just how far the platform holder’s willing to stretch in order to accommodate unusual ideas. The title may already be available on the PC, but this version includes several improvements, meaning that you’ll definitely want to swim away with it this week.

PS4 | 22nd Apr [US], 23rd Apr [EU]

Highlights

Demon Gaze - Vita | 22nd Apr [US], 25th Apr [EU]

It may have lost the support of most major Western publishers, but the Vita has rapidly become something of a Japanese powerhouse. Following the format’s success in the East, the current release calendar is rife with niche titles from the likes of NIS America, and Demon Gaze – a dungeon crawler from Kadokawa Games – represents the latest in a long line of localisations.

Cel Damage HD - PS4, PS3, Vita | 22nd Apr [US]

You may have seen copies of the PlayStation 2 port of Cel Damage in your local game store’s bargain bin before, but this high-definition upgrade will allow you to discover exactly what the cartoony car combat title’s all about. A cross-buy release, you’ll be able to play this revamped remaster across your PS4, PS3, and Vita, which is always appreciated.

SoulCalibur: Lost Swords - PS3 | 22nd Apr [US], 23rd Apr [EU]

Part of Bandai Namco’s ongoing free-to-play experiment, SoulCalibur Lost Swords is a single-player focused fighting game that encourages you to embark on a quest to become the ultimate warrior. You’ll collect raw materials as you progress, which can then be employed to craft better weapons and gear. Just beware of the microtransactions.

Everything Else

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma
PS3 | 23rd Apr [EU]

Defense Technica
PS3 | 22nd Apr [US]

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle
PS3 | 25th Apr [EU]

Starlight Inception
Vita | 22nd Apr [US], 23rd Apr [EU]

The Walking Dead: Season Two - Episode One
Vita | 22nd Apr [US]


What is it that’s got your wallet looking worried this week? Will you be acting odd in Octodad: Dadliest Catch, or trying to hide Demon Gaze’s less than savoury artwork from your other half? Cough up in the comments section below.

What are you most looking forward to this week? (9 votes)

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma

  0%

Cel Damage HD

11%

Defense Technica

  0%

Demon Gaze

  0%

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle

11%

Octodad: Dadliest Catch

44%

SoulCalibur: Lost Swords

22%

Starlight Inception

  0%

The Walking Dead: Season Two

11%

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