January 2017. That’s when ATVG first caught wind of the fact that Cornfox & Bros were developing Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, reached out to the studio, and received an encouraging response from the team:
“Yes, Apple TV is on our target list.”
Following that original story, and many stories later, here we are today, just a few days away from release. Cornfox & Bros made the official announcement today that Oceanhorn 2 will be releasing as a launch title for Apple Arcade on September 19, and along with the announcement came an entirely new story trailer which you can check out over on the next page.
Apple Arcade will release first on iOS at the end of this week, with Apple TV and iPad following at the end of the month (and macOS in October), so Apple TV gamers will have a little longer to wait to experience this very console-like title on Apple’s very console-like console. You’ll even be able to pair your PS4 or Xbox controller to your Apple TV to complete the experience.
To catch up on all the Apple Arcade details, including a massive mega-list of 61 games coming to the service, click through right here. There’s a lot of trailers to get your head around.
If you’re wanting to start getting primed for Oceanhorn 2, then over the page you’ll find links to all the stories ATVG has posted thus far, including a look at the main characters, the voice actor behind the game’s villain, and even 15 minutes of continuous gameplay footage.
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Despite all the emo-boy-band-on-a-road-trip jokes, Final Fantasy XV was a solid addition to the decades-old JRPG series.
I’ve never been one to get much into crafting in RPGs, but discovering new recipes to rustle up around the campfire was a treat, as was the more immediate, action-based combat that hid subtle layers of depth.
A third strength behind FFXV’s success was its quality voice acting. Ever since Final Fantasy X, vocals have been a key element in connecting the player to Square Enix’s stories, and the voice acting in XV hit a high-water mark for the series.
Earlier this week, studio Cornfox & Bros. revealed the actor behind FFXV’s Noctis – Ray Chase – will voice the villain Mesmeroth in its upcoming JRPG, Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm.
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If site traffic is anything to go by (and it is), then many of you out there in Internet-land are waiting very keenly for Oceanhorn 2 – the upcoming JRPG from Cornfox & Bros. Anytime ATVG posts news of its development, traffic flows. And from what’s been revealed so far, that high level of anticipation is definitely warranted.
While iOS is so far the only confirmed day-one release platform, ATVG reached out in 2018 to the studio and received an encouraging reply:
“I’m personally quite convinced that we will eventually cover the same platforms as we did with Oceanhorn 1, tvOS (Apple TV) of course being one of the main platforms,” wrote Cornfox’s Antti Viljamaa.
So with optimism, ATVG continues to keep a keen eye on developments, even making room for the sequel in our Most Anticipated Apple TV Games of 2019.
This week Cornfox & Bros. unveiled lots of juicy info outlining Oceanhorn 2’s three main characters, who will make up your adventuring party. A little of their backstories were revealed, and a few hints at the weapons and abilities they’ll contribute to proceedings, giving a glimpse at how they might work together to save Arcadia.
So let’s dig in.
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Oceanhorn 2 sure looks pretty.
When ATVG last checked in on the upcoming sequel from Cornfox & Bros., a new trailer had just been unveiled.
Yesterday, to celebrate the original Oceanhorn’s fifth birthday, the studio went live with a new website and a boatload of new screenshots.
And things are looking good.
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Studio Cornfox & Bros. told us a little while back that Apple TV was on the target list of platforms on which to release Oceanhorn 2, and ever since we’ve had all our fingers crossed hoping that would remain so.
After watching today’s video taken of the sequel running on an iPhone 7 Plus at the Nordic Game conference in Malmö, Sweden, we’ve crossed our toes as well. It’s looking very lovely indeed.
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According to studio Cornfox & Bros., the original Oceanhorn sold over a “million copies on all platforms combined.” Not bad for a little indie game that started life on iOS. For an excellent exclusive feature on the making of Oceanhorn, check out Episode 2 of Grab It Magazine, which is also packed with loads of other reviews (a bunch of them by yours truly) and gaming goodness.
Last year’s announcement of a sequel – Oceanhorn 2: Knights of The Lost Realm – had fans of the original celebrating, and everything about the series looks to be cranked up to 11 for the second instalment.
Just two days ago Cornfox & Bros. released a bunch more information about the development of Oceanhorn 2, with confirmation that it was being developed using Epic’s Unreal Engine 4, and that the studio was targeting multiple platforms. So with that in mind, what about Apple TV?
The original is available on Apple’s digital-only console, so I reached out to the developer hoping for good news about the sequel. Mash the page 2 button below for more details on the very Zelda: Breath of The Wild-looking Oceanhorn 2, and for the response from the studio (which I’ve already spoilt in the headline).