So we've been pretty darn excited for Oceanhorn, the gorgeous upcoming Zelda-inspired action RPG, ever since we first saw it in November of last year. Things went kind of silent after that, until a couple of new screenshots surfaced this past September and a proper gameplay video was unveiled the next month in October. Things were looking fantastic, and it seemed like Oceanhorn might actually be getting kind of close to being finished.

Well, in a good news/bad news sort of situation, developer Cornfox & Bros. posted a huge update in our forums as well as on their blog revealing the status of the Oceanhorn project. First of all, the game won't be coming out in 2012 as originally intended. I'm not totally surprised by that given the scope of a game like this, and I'd rather wait for things to be fully-baked than struggle to hit a target date. It's a bummer, but I can deal.

On the brighter side of things, Cornfox & Bros. announced that they have partnered up with FDG Entertainment to take on Oceanhorn tag-team style, and with the extra help they'll be able to fully realize their original vision for the game and make sure it's the best that it can be. The scope of the project has grown by leaps and bounds since first being announced, and with some extra hands on deck Oceanhorn will be a bigger and better experience than what Cornfox would have realistically been able to deliver in a reasonable timeframe. It's an interesting partnership, and I'm curious to watch it go from here.

This is one title that I'm almost more excited for than any other, and I'm anxious for things to really get moving with the new developer collaboration so they can finish this puppy off and get it in my hands. We'll be keeping a close eye on Oceanhorn as development continues for any new details, but for now enjoy the new set of screens in this post and be sure to check out the forum thread for more discussion from both our community and the game's developers.

  • bitbit

    This game looks fantastic from the screenshots. Here's hoping it does well for them when they get it out. My interest is piqued.

    • Ozzy111

      The screenshots only show two kind of places a forest and a desert . But the items look really cool and what do the boots do again because I really want to find out. Can't wait until this game is on the App Store I will jump up and down when If I find it on there soon!

  • Karzay

    Argh... I wish I just now heard about this game, so I could be excited about it and not disappointed I have to wait longer. Timing sucks.

  • http://twitter.com/PrayForDeath Pray For Death

    This is good news, because the last preview they showed looked kind of dull. The game needs more time.

    • MidianGTX

      Unless it's over a year old, I'm not sure any major mechanics you saw in the last preview are going to be significantly revamped before release.

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

    Get it right and take your time guys. Id rather have a great product and have to wait for it than have a half baked product and have buyer's remorse. But given the philosophy of the original development team, I'm sure they feel the same way.

  • dibdib

    That's great news. FDG are awesome, one of the few publishers that are an instant-buy for myself because I know they have a standard for releasing quality apps. So even if this wasn't one of the most anticipated iOS games, I would still be buying it outright.

  • Ozzy111

    This looks really cool I hope it won't make me bored and looking at the video I get shivers of excitement.

  • Ozzy111

    NEEEEEEEEEEEEEDS A RELEASE DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ozzy111

    AND HOW MUCH WILL IT COST
    IF ITS FREE THEN WOOOOOPEEEEEEE
    IM REALLY HAPPY

    PLEASE ?

    PLEASE ?

    PLEASE?

    BE FREE!!!!!!!!!!