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Oceanhorn sequel bound for Nintendo Switch this Fall

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Hack and slash your way through the Apple Arcade prequel, now on Nintendo Switch.

Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, a prequel to Oceanhorn: Monsters of Uncharted Seas, is headed to Nintendo Switch this Fall, developer Cornfox & Brothers announced today. A previous version of the game has been available on Apple Arcade since last year, where it seems mostly to have pleased critics.

Oceanhorn 2 features a 3D world with an expansive landscape that's ripe for exploration and hacking and slashing, rather obviously inspired by various entries in The Legend of Zelda franchise. The visual style, for instance, seems to have taken a few notes from Breath of the Wild.

"Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm is a game made by Nintendo fans, for Nintendo fans," according to Heikki Repo, the creative director at Cornfox & Brothers. "We've been able to create something new from the strong background that we established with our previous game, Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas, and Oceanhorn 2 is our love letter to the games that we grew up with, combining that beloved nostalgia with exciting new mechanics to give it an original spin."

In the prequel, you'll adventure with a young knight and help defend Arcadia from Warlock Mesmeroth and his army. Coming along for the ride are Trin, granddaughter of Archimedes, and Gen, a mysterious robot who did not train Ryu of Street Fighter II. It's a different Gen.

Using contextual commands, you'll control characters and solve puzzles, fight in tactical battles and enjoy hack 'n slash combat while traversing a "Zelda-esque" open world landscape. There are reportedly around 20 hours of content to keep you busy, which sounds like enough to thoroughly scratch the itch but not so much that you have time to get sick of anything.

If you would like a first look at the game's Switch version in action, make sure to check out the video embedded above, or head on over to the official Oceanhorn site for more details from the developer. Viva la Arcadia!

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Staff article by Jason Venter (August 11, 2020)

Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.

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