With its longer-than-usual development cycle and crazy anticipation awaiting its release, it's kind of hard to believe that Oceanhorn [$7.99] has been out for nearly two years now. This Zelda-inspired action RPG still feels as fresh as a daisy, and perhaps that's because developers Cornfox & Bros. and FDG Entertainment have consistently updated the game over the past two years adding new features and optimizing for the latest hardware. That trend continues this week with the debut of the new Apple TV, as Oceanhorn will be right there alongside it as a launch title.



The Apple TV version of Oceanhorn will be fully playable using the new touch-based Siri Remote, but it will also support MFi Bluetooth controllers. In addition to that, Oceanhorn on the Apple TV will run in full 1080p HD and at 60fps, according to FDG. Perhaps best of all is that Oceanhorn will be a fully Universal title, meaning that if you own the current iOS version you'll automatically gain access to the Apple TV version for free. Pretty neat, huh? Chances are pretty good that either Eli or myself will be getting our Apple TVs by Friday, and you can bet Oceanhorn will be one of the first titles we put through the wringer.

  • theforkfactor

    This is huge - it will set a pattern for many companies to follow in the future!

  • matus

    Is this sort of game that gives me hope the new Apple TV could be the console of my front room, as I'm unlikely replace my 360 any time soon, or a it least fill in form you'd Wii.

  • naberhaus

    Nice! Can't wait to see what else is to come!

  • mindseyes

    So they are slowing other controllers ?

    • mindseyes

      Allowing ?

      • dudewelcome

        Give reading the article a shot

  • curtisrshideler

    I'll be interested to see if the cloud saves will now be cross platform.

  • JosephWelke

    That's excellent! See, THIS is the way a premium game is supposed to work! FDG, may you all get all the exposure and all the money you deserve.

  • iPhallex

    This is indeed promising for the AppleTV. I was already excited to get one, now it almost seems mandatory. I'm interested to see how the Siri controller will work, because it slightly changes how you play the games... you won't be able to see where your finger is on the input, because now you're staring at the TV.

  • ra51

    It's good thing I have the new Apple TV on order to arrive here by Friday.

  • moman

    APple!!! Yes!!!! Can't wait to see what else you have to offer. More console games (arkham batman streaming in 60 fps) please! Siri! Music! Plex! Netflix! Airplay! My dream come true!

  • EvanJO14

    Will you guys be reviewing Apple TV games as well as iOS games. That would be awesome!

    • MrThickDick

      Many will probably be playable on both so I think the chance is good.

  • MrThickDick

    That's how a good developer treats its customers, they continue supporting their games instead of slapping a patch together after many years and nothing else like the developer of Helsing's Fire did last week.

  • chinito77

    Games like this will be a definite buy for me and I'm sure others who will be thirsty for games that involve more than crossing the street...

  • jicon

    Question remains... how will slimming of apps factor in to this? How big of a wait will we have between levels while data downloads?

    • darkcrayon

      For this game? I'm guessing not at all. The game is only just over 200mb so it will all fit without much need for being broken into chunks. Now how would something like Infinity Blade work, does remain to be seen 🙂 (And I hope they do an IB TV, might be fun to swing your remote around like a sword).

  • Aaron C

    YESSSSS! 😀

  • TouchMint

    Wow this is huge! I really wonder how they are getting past all Apples limitations though. Compatible with the apple tv controller and under 250mb. I would be very interested to hear how they accomplished both.

  • Paul M

    Twin tick controller or equivalent or no deal.