Early this year Cornfox & Bros. released a "secret" gameplay video of their upcoming action RPG Oceanhorn, which gave us an all-to-brief glimpse of the highly anticipated game in motion. Things had been kind of quite on the development front since then, but about a week ago the developers updated their blog letting fans know they're still toiling away at Oceanhorn and they even released a couple of new screens to prove it.

Today, Cornfox & Bros. have let another "secret" gameplay video slip out into the ether. And by slip out I mean they publicly published it to YouTube and posted it in our forums for all to see. Somebody really needs to school these guys with the proper meaning of "secret."

In any case, this new video shows a meaty 3 minutes and 25 seconds of Oceanhorn gameplay, and it looks great. The camera even bounces back and forth a couple of times to show the game on iPad as well as iPhone. It looks like this adventure should play just fine on the smaller iPhone and iPod touch screens.

As you can see, there is a definite Zelda-esque vibe going on in Oceanhorn, as that was indeed one of its many inspirations. I'm particularly interested in the single-button gameplay, where just one button foots the load of all the game's actions, changing context when needed. And of course, the world itself is quite gorgeous and there will be a heavy emphasis on exploration, with plenty of hidden caves and side quests to lose yourself in.

We're definitely excited to give Oceanhorn a spin when it finally does hit, which is as of now an undetermined time, and based on the Watch List activity in the TouchArcade app [Free] plenty of you out there are excited for it as well. Stay tuned and hopefully we'll have more on Oceanhorn in the very near future.

  • ImJPaul

    Looks great! Wish they would have gone a little more in their own direction and less in a straight Zelda clone style. Still, very excited. Good thing Zelda's one of those games that even produces great clones. Look forward to seeing where this game is going.

    • http://twitter.com/Platronic John Francis

      My thoughts exactly. And while I think this looks phenomenal I'd think it would work much better with a dedicated thumbstick. I hate virtual controls but this looks so good I may get it anyway.

      • Ozzy111

        You get the virtual stick to control the kid!

    • jar0d

      Looks great. Added it to my watchlist. 😀

  • ducksFANjason

    Wow looks fantastic!!

    • Ozzy111

      I TRIPLE AGREE@ looks really great want to play it

  • Tarzerix

    True...and as long as there is no real Zelda on the iOS platform, Im completely happy with any kind of ambitious clones...apart from this I would rather call it a well elaborated (and intentional obvious) homage to the game.

  • korkidog

    Zelda clone? Works for me!! Really looking forward to this game.

  • aaronsullivan

    That's coming along great!

    On the Zelda issue: the art in this is very nice and certainly inspired by Wind Waker and other Zelda games, but it also has its own character to it. The perspective is a bit different as well. Certainly not a rip-off which implies either relying on another property for sales or stealing assets.

    I'm curious how far it will go. Will there be new abilities gained through items?

  • Kristopher Peterson

    I hope those animations aren't final, especially the walk animation.

    • iamPro

      I completely agree. I'd also like a bit more dramatic and animated sword/fighting animation.

  • Gamer_Kev

    Glad to see it plays well on the little screen too, since there's a good chance it won't support my first gen iPad. I'm really looking forward to this game.

  • http://twitter.com/klouud Timothy Polumbo

    The appeal of Zelda is:  skill over level up system, vast open world, exploration, intelligent puzzles that are rather difficult and fresh with each new dungeon/area, side quests, innovative game elements with each new iteration.

    If this game can get most of these right then we have a winner.  The Zelda series is my favorite game series - something that can come close is a welcome entry into my video game library. 


  • Professionalbum

    Simplicity that's a insta-buy for me.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/8thRann Rican Rann

    looks great. just would have preferred a more combo based system with the sword. if it's gonna try and clone zelda why not go all the way. may as well add a spin slash too. naw, for real tho, the single slash to kill looks boring to me. other than that the game looks GREAT, I love how exploration and everything looks. A DEFINITE buy. just hope the fighting gets a little funner than what was show on the video. spice it up a little

  • Madison Gerritsen


    This just keeps getting better and better.
    Instabuy. I have to have this.
    I hope there is no IAP wit just a REAL game that doesnt need that IAP crap.

  • dekrock69

    Will this support 3GS ?

    • NoahDavid

      Apple doesn't support the 3GS. Why would this company???

  • gemacx

    Looks great.
    It's like swordigo but in 3d.
    The running animation isn't really good though, it doesn't look very "natural".

  • GSJ1977

    Nice graphics but the gameplay looks incredibly basic to me.

    • Ozzy111