Because a particular publisher would not pay to update it
Reception to Save me Mr. So at its release in 2018, it did not really play out how developer Christophe Galati thought it would. A passion project for fans of Game Boy and Super Game Boy, its initial response was not encouraging with perfectly valid complaints about its difficulty, camera and movement. Usually, a game will receive a program or two to address these complaints. But Galati could not do so as the game’s publisher, Nicalis, would not pay the bill for it. After two years, Galati split with Nicalis and Sir. So was removed from digital store fronts.
On May 5, the 8-bit squid returns with a new final release and a physical release from the folks at Limited Run Games. Save me Mr. Tako: Definitive Edition released for the Nintendo Switch and Steam, and it includes a host of improvements over the original title. Some of these include:
- Improved physics
- Improved camera
- New difficulties (heart condition, standard, classic)
- Reworked hat and ink systems
- Bug fixes
- New boundaries
- New visual possibilities
- New location
Galati goes into more detail on these improvements on its Patreon page. He also brings some bad news to anyone who has purchased the Nicalis-released version of Sir. So: there is no discount or free upgrade path to the final edition. Galati contacted both Nintendo and Valve and was told that there would be no way to give such a discount or service. So if you want to play the new and improved version of So, you will have to buy it again.
Save me Mr. Tako: Definitive Edition ̵