Wrap your tentacles around Octodad on PS Vita next week

Young Horses’ quirky indie hit goes portable on 26th May

Back in December at the PlayStation Experience, our friend Gio Corsi let everyone know that, with the help of Sickhead Games, we would be bringing Octodad: Dadliest Catch to PlayStation Vita.

Today Young Horses is happy to announce that on 26th May you’ll be able to take Octodad on the go!


With the release of Octodad: Dadliest Catch on PlayStation Vita we’re also introducing a couple of new features we think both current and new players will enjoy. First of all, Octodad will be available as a Cross-Buy title, which means that if you’ve already purchased the game on PlayStation 4 you’ll automatically have access to play it on your PS Vita!

Although we won’t have Cross-Save support, we have added a new set of trophies to the PS Vita version of the game to give you even more opportunities to achieve the impossible with your normal human hands.

Another cool feature is the ability to play co-op locally using one device. With Sickhead Games’ help, we managed to stuff in enough control for two players (one on each side) to wobble your favorite dad through everyday life while rubbing shoulders with a real life friend.

We’re excited to share this cool new way of playing Octodad and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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AbsolutionLukeh 20 May, 2015 @ 3:14 pm   1

This game about this normal looking dad looks good fun. Not sure what’s so unique about it though?

MaxDiehard 20 May, 2015 @ 3:14 pm   2

I can imagine this being the most frustrating game on Vita. Thanks for the Cross-buy. 🙂

How will the controls work on this one?

    Phil Tibitoski 20 May, 2015 @ 3:24 pm    

    Pretty similar to how they work on PS4. Though, in local co-op mode you can use the back and front touch screens too.

MaxDiehard 20 May, 2015 @ 3:15 pm   3

Also, you may want to change the date to the 27th in the article. The Store updates on Wednesdays here.

    Phil Tibitoski 20 May, 2015 @ 3:25 pm    

    Pretty sure they changed it so the store can update any day globally now.

    Fred Dutton 20 May, 2015 @ 4:06 pm    

    Indeed, you’ll be seeing regular Tuesday releases from now on.

    supersmith2500 20 May, 2015 @ 5:00 pm    

    So lemme get this straight Fred, the EU Store will update on Tuesdays from now on? (unless the publishers have the choice to release their games later this week)

    MaxDiehard 20 May, 2015 @ 5:14 pm    

    Can you not apply this to the Instant Game Collection too?

    Daft-Eng 20 May, 2015 @ 10:17 pm    

    Awesome news, I thought I’d noticed a few game trickling out on tuesdays over the past couple of weeks.

andrewsqual 20 May, 2015 @ 3:39 pm   4

Still looks just as quirky and wonderful as it did over a year ago. Thanks for the Cross Buy support, that ROCKS 🙂

Chocobo115 20 May, 2015 @ 3:39 pm   5

When will we hear of something new from Young Horses? Completely new Game? Octodad 2? New shorts? Really liked playing octodad on ps4.

    Phil Tibitoski 20 May, 2015 @ 3:41 pm    

    We’re working on a new game right now, but it’s still in early development so we’re not ready to talk about it yet. : )

    MaxDiehard 20 May, 2015 @ 5:14 pm    

    Octodad: Dadliest Catch ‘IS’ Octodad 2.

AoNekoAmaru 20 May, 2015 @ 3:46 pm   6

Great news, this game has kept crashing for me on my few tries on PS4 so hopefully it’ll behave better on the Vita during my commute gaming time. =D

    Phil Tibitoski 20 May, 2015 @ 3:54 pm    

    Sorry to hear that. Is your PS4 copy fully updated? We sent out a few patches to fix things over the past year or so.

    Hope it helps pass some time on your commute. 🙂

HomessaHomem 20 May, 2015 @ 4:07 pm   7


supersmith2500 20 May, 2015 @ 4:40 pm   8

You have got my money, just hope the game doesn’t stutter. Say which game engine does Octodad use? Is it the Unreal Engine or Unity?

    Phil Tibitoski 20 May, 2015 @ 4:45 pm    

    We use a mixture of things. Irrlicht open-source rendering engine, PhysX for physics, FMOD for audio, and the rest is all our own stuff.

    MaxDiehard 20 May, 2015 @ 5:15 pm    

    What’s the frame-rate like?

    Phil Tibitoski 20 May, 2015 @ 7:03 pm    

    For Vita it sits around 30 fps. There are some drops, but we did our best with the folks at Sickhead Games to balance the amount of fun physics hijinks with the framerate so that the experience was as close to the PS4 one as possible while not being a lagfest.

mdogg91 20 May, 2015 @ 4:46 pm   9

Hope you guys bring more titles to the Vita in the near future.

iamdark1988 20 May, 2015 @ 7:15 pm   10

“….which means that if you’ve already purchased the game on PlayStation 4 you’ll automatically have access to play it on your PS Vita!” Young Horses are quickly becoming one of my favourite companies. What with the above and the free DLC for PS4. What more do you have up your sleeves? 😉

Daft-Eng 20 May, 2015 @ 10:15 pm   11

You are beautiful people, seriously.
I bought Octodad on release for PS4, but to have It on my Vita for no extra charge Is wonderful.
Much love to all Involved In making this happen 😀

Omegastoopreme 26 May, 2015 @ 1:57 pm   12

Hi i just checked the store this isn’t showing yet. do we know when it will be on there?

Psykotik101 26 May, 2015 @ 2:49 pm   13

Any idea when thus will update to the store today? Been looking forward to this all day!

Omegastoopreme 26 May, 2015 @ 7:45 pm   14

still nothing as of 7.45 pm 🙁

nickgbarrett 27 May, 2015 @ 11:12 am   15

It’s still not on the store and the store has updated today. Can someone let us know what’s going on?

supersmith2500 27 May, 2015 @ 12:14 pm   16

So the store is updated and no sign of the game. Don’t tell me it’s being delayed.

charmoyl 27 May, 2015 @ 10:40 pm   17

Looking forward to getting my tentacles on this. It hasn’t appeared on the store as yet though. Hope it’s not delayed.

pjakinnear 28 May, 2015 @ 2:19 am   18

Octodad is now out on Vita in Europe! Here’s the cross-buy link:!/cid=EP2104-CUSA00655_00-OCTODADDCROSSBUY