The original Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas was a really likeable, The Legend of Zelda-esque isometric adventure game that was a particularly perfect fit for the PS Vita – but its successor looks like a step up in every sense of the word. Already available on the Nintendo Switch, developer Cornfox & Bros has announced a partnership with FDG Entertainment that will see Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm set sail to the PlayStation 5.
The press release explains that you can expect a 20-hour journey, filled with “dozens of side quests that grant incredible rewards”: “Oceanhorn 2 is not only one of the best-looking adventure games out there, but it also builds a unique experience on the shoulder of classic video games. Collect powerful items, wield the Caster Gun, solve the mysterious puzzles of the ancients, and discover all that Arcadia and its neighbouring kingdoms have to offer.”
Our colleagues at Nintendo Life didn’t love the sequel, but still awarded it a sturdy (if a little uninspiring) 6/10: “Oceanhorn 2 is a decent game, albeit one that doesn't do enough to stick out from the crowd. Excellent presentation and a clear understanding of the mechanics underlying the Zelda franchise make for a game that is satisfying and ultimately worth the price of admission.”