In August of last year, Cornfox & Bros. dropped a bombshell when they announced Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, a sequel to their 2013 smash-hit action adventure RPG Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas [$7.99]. The biggest surprise was that the sequel would be breaking from the top-down isometric perspective of the original and going for a full behind-the-back third-person view. It also would feature a completely new protagonist than that of the original Oceanhorn. We've been anxious to hear any news on Oceanhorn 2 since that announcement, and today Cornfox is giving us exactly what we want with a big update on their blog and in our forums about where the game is currently at. One of the big new reveals is that Oceanhorn 2 is being built in Unreal Engine 4 and it looks absolutely stunning, as you can see in these new screen shots.

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The blog post details the difficulties Cornfox and company had porting Oceanhorn to all the various platforms other than iOS due to them using their own in-house engine. Building the game in Unreal Engine 4 allows them a lot more flexibility, and it also has allowed them to more quickly add content and features to the game. That said, the teams says that they still "have a long road ahead of us to finish this game and I hope Oceanhorn fans can wait patiently." They also hint at some other major features for the game that they'll be revealing in the coming months, and while they've not confirmed exactly which platforms Oceanhorn 2 will ultimately release on, they state emphatically that "Oceanhorn 2 will definitely come out on iOS." Great news! We'll be keeping our eyes open for even more updates on Oceanhorn 2, and in the meantime you can discuss this one and keep up to date yourself in our forums.

UPDATE: Cornfox & Bros. has reached out to let me know that FDG Entertainment isn't involved this time around for Oceanhorn 2. The article text has been changed to reflect that and we apologize for the error.

  • iPhallex

    WOW! I am extremely excited for this, no matter how long we have to wait for it. The original was an instant classic so I anticipate this to be top-notch.

  • Booch138

    Looks effing amazing, and I loved the first one. Recently played through again this time with a controller. Top notch. Big question though...: will Nobuo Uematsu still be contributing to the music? πŸ˜‰

  • macatron

    If they can accomplish producing a game like this on iOS then, I'm sure Nintendo could easily port Zelda: Breath of the Wild. That being said, I'm sure that will never happen, so I'll be perfectly happy to play this gorgeous adventure on my favorite mobile device. πŸ˜€

    • nini

      Hate to think what it'd be like doing a port of BotW to iOS, probably a lot less portable than something made in UE4.

      • IainsTheName

        The iPhone 7 is most likely more powerful than the Switch, and even runs a lesser resolution to help too. If Nintendo wanted to (they don't) they could easily port BotW over.

      • lewsheff

        The iPhone 7 is not more or as powerful as the switch

      • IainsTheName

        I said "most likely" and we don't even know the true specs of the Switch. However, so far we only know it utilises Tegra X1 and if it's the big standard 2015/2016 X1 then yes, the A10 is definitely more powerful (especially the vanilla iPhone 7 guise).

      • Mariah

        No it's not

      • David Barajas

        Not to be rude, but that's one of the dumbest comments I read today. I was going to get technical and explain but no.

      • Lochheart

        But he is right. The Tegra x1 run the Google PixelC which is slower than the ipad pro and the iphone 7 in graphic tests (GFX for example).

        We don't know yet the customization and the amount of power but the new switch is not far from the iphone 7 for raw performance.

        The main difference comes from the OS. Usually, a console uses a very light OS, all the power is dedicated to games.

      • Dorfdad

        Oh no Nvidia has a custom SOC that is much better and has more GPU / processing for games than any iPhone currently.

      • IainsTheName

        Someone with an open (and smart!) mind, well done sir.

      • IainsTheName

        Please, please do. Unless Ninty has customised the hell out of the X1 (which may be a possibility, we won't know until the tear down in March) then it was certainly not a dumb comment. Now a dumb comment might have said "OMG the Switch Suxxors! Like 2.5 Battery life Omgz such wastez iPhone 7roxxors" however my comment was nowhere near that, but I guess internet = hyperbole.

      • Dorfdad

        Uhh no it is not lol. It's no slouch for what it's used for but it's asically at Xbox 360 level if we're going to compare it to consoles.

    • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW71dHNstR9wpd9tIrxfaqg Steven Fox

      They can, but will charge like 40$ for it.
      I'm super amazed Nintenod hasn't found any loophole to sue the makers of Oceanhorn for being a total Zelda ripoff πŸ˜€

      • Brandon Cannizzaro

        Its not a Zelda ripoff, its an amazing game so get out of here if you're gonna blindly hate

      • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW71dHNstR9wpd9tIrxfaqg Steven Fox

        The visual style and gameplay suggest otherwise. I do agree it's a great game though. Just very heavily insipre from Zelda πŸ™‚

      • TrumpOwnsYou

        Ocean horn is a switch launch game.

    • TrumpOwnsYou

      The only device running arm that would be able to handle switch games is nvidia shield tv, face the facts people, the switch is just a pixel c tablet with controls, bigger battery & custom operating system

  • nkx

    Seriously excited for this one! Looks amazing

  • sinanayurt

    Im telling you guys, this game looks better than Breath of the Wild. Not saying beacuse Im on hype. I hope when games out still looks like these.

    • wingzero0

      Lol.

      C'mon...it looks nice, but let's not get ahead of ourselves.

    • cowtruck123

      More like a worse clone of breath of the wild. Looks nice but they could've been more original. Character looks exactly like Link and if I wanted to play Zelda I would play a real LoZ game.

      • wingzero0

        Slander!!!

      • cowtruck123

        I'm not saying it looks bad I just think it would benefit from more creative character and gameplay designs is all. The graphics are really nice looking but I'm still not interested.

      • IainsTheName

        Slander's spoken, in print it's libel (reference, anyone?). *Puts Cigar in mouth*

      • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

        Shaun would be proud of your JJJ reference.

      • Onikage725

        You, sir, win.

      • boydstr

        There are a lot of FPS can we say that those games are a copy of Doom,an game character with a sword and shield that has a adventure is older than the Zelda games.

      • lewsheff

        There's a lot more about Oceanhorn to make it a Zelda copy than that

      • Sabaki

        And Doom was a copy of Wolfenstein

    • DenzilofDojima

      It looks pretty enough but just as the original Oceanhorn was a poor mans Wind Waker (albeit decent enough & the closest thing to Zelda on iOS) this will not touch BotW in terms of quality. It's one of the few games that you can almost guarantee will be incredible (and the only game that has me interest in the Switch). Still looking forward to OH2 though...

      • Onikage725

        Probably closer to Twilight Princess in scope. Hard to copy a game that isn't even out lol. I don't mean that as an insult, I just think the BotW comparisons are a stretch.

  • MaqueGenio

    Looks pretty much like oceanhorn with a new viewpoint. Does not scream Unreal 4 at all to me.

    • Taylorian

      You're high.

  • jamiejap

    it's something new, a new perspective.

  • wingzero0

    Please...for the love of all things RPG...let it be a premium priced game!!!

    • Fox-One-1

      Oceanhorn 2 will be a premium title! πŸ™‚

      • wingzero0

        ....Thank you...

        I shall now go forth and sing your praise throughout the lands and into our forums!

  • bossjaja

    Looks like we're finally getting a real Legend of Zelda-tier title for iOS, day one purchase over here.

    • DenzilofDojima

      That depends less on the quality of the graphics and more on the ingenuity of the gameplay and overall design both of which are unknown quantities at this time. I played (and enjoyed) OH1 but the dungeon design wasn't even on par with LoZs weakest offerings imo.

  • gleeclub

    OH YES!!

  • Alexythimia23

    Erm is this for ios?? Surely this isnt for phones and tablets is it?!

    • rhinofinger

      From their website: "Oceanhorn 2 will definitely come out on iOS." πŸ™‚

      • Alexythimia23

        Wow just wow! I know thats probably shots from a pc but still it shows what they are going fir and it looks amazing...just wow!!

  • rhinofinger

    So. Freaking. Excited.

  • jakeopp

    Graphics look great, looking forward to playing it! Are you planning on a steam release again?

  • Bloodangel

    First one was like the older Zelda games, this looks like the 3D Zelda games

  • Amenbrother

    Wow....

  • Exact-Psience

    Oh mutha! Now where is that gif that throws money?

  • scottsoapbox

    This is a developer I will support on launch day at full price because they A) make quality games and B) continue to support those games.

  • boydstr

    Can't believe this looks so cool,the new over the shoulder view give a mutch more "in your face"action the previous top down view creat a distance about the player and the game character so this new approach is something that will have a significant part in the way that the players will be "in the adventure" instead of "viewing the adventure" can't wait to get my hands on this when all the pieces come together than we can look forward to a game that is fantastic and surpass the previous game in almost every way.

    p.s how much time between release is it this year or much further away?

    • Vicious

      That was only one picture where the character was aiming something, the whole game won't be in that view.

      • boydstr

        But didn't they tell that they gonna use a different kind of view in the new game?

      • Vicious

        You're right, i'm even more excited for this game now!

      • boydstr

        πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜†πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‚ me too

  • curtisrshideler

    Looking amazing. I'm very excited to get my hands on this one!

  • Grits n Gravy

    Hopefully this one will be on Apple TV as well, the first one was perfect on the big screen with a controller.

  • ion677

    Only looks like Zelda. The first one was just not fun. Zelda is fun. This won't be.

    • Jakeopp

      You seem like a fun person to be around πŸ˜‚

      • spizak

        Hahaha true that.

        Thou i found first one "zelda like charming" i also didn't think it was much fun to play after first few hrs.

  • Mekklesack

    It probably won't be as expansive, but it is certainly prettier than Breath of the Wild, which isn't out yet.

    Seeing this actually makes me crave a bit more infinity blade, but now I'm just glutting for more punishment.

    • Mariah

      Prettier than breath of the wild?

      Are you on crack?

      • Jakeopp

        Highly unlikely on mobile...but if it releases on PC like the first game did, it definitely could look better than BotW.

      • boydstr

        I rather have mediocre graphics but fantastic gameplay,both are even better.

      • Mekklesack

        Yes, it does. It's also sharper and more crisp. Easier on the eyes.

      • boydstr

        When viewing the pics on iPhones I think it's understandable that it looks "sharper and more crisp" more pixels per inch.

    • AdamBoy64

      Yes, I would love to see Zelda games look like this.

  • Press2Play

    One word: thisissofreakingcool.

  • Twitchfactor

    I'm wondering why they picked Unreal over Unity.

    • Jakeopp

      From the forum post - "Unreal Engine is a game engine that has proven itself in hundreds of big titles over the past 20 years. Its graphical capabilities and level editing tools are the best the industry has to offer. We have the artistic freedom, and to ensure we can achieve what we set out to do, Epic allows us developers to access the engine source code. With Unreal Engine 4, we basically have hundreds of man years of video game development backing us up, and delivering our uncompromised dream is still going to be in our own hands in the end!"

  • Rohit Bhatia

    SLAMMINNNNNN

  • Spudboy

    Will buy as soon as Oceanhorn 3 is announced and this goes on sale πŸ™‚

  • Lightjolly

    See THIS is what I meant about propelling mobile games more towards true handheld console game quality. We need more games like this

  • Rothgarr

    Games of this amazing visual quality are already available on the app store. If you have a newer phone (6s Plus, 7 plus, etc.) then I recommend checking out Niman Legends: Brightridge HD (FREE)(https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nimian-legends-brightridge/id1021026309?mt=8). It uses Metal and lets you fiddle with all the graphical settings. On my 6s+ I can max out every visual setting with nio slowdown. Not too much of a game there, but if you want something that really shows off what your phone is capable of, I suggest downloading it.

    That being said, I look forward to Oceanhorn 2. I enjoyed playing the first one. I hope the gameplay in Oh2 matches the great visuals.

  • Brandon Cannizzaro

    I just brought Oceanhorn today on my iPhone and it looks amazing, im gonna play it shortly and i cant wait for the sequel, ill definitely buy it.

  • https://twitter.com/SayuNowa SayuNowa

    Wow this looks good D:

  • teenstargatefan

    I dont mind gaming on iOS (although I prefer the Switch or PC) But porting Breath Of the Wild to iOS is the most stupidest idea.
    1. The iPhone is not built for gaming , I know that it is far more powerful than haters think (I am an apple fanboy) but it would struggle to run it, especially with 1080p on the plus models.
    2. Even if it could run, it would be very difficult to play on touch controls (imagine holding the sheild, using a one handed sword and jumping at the same time, then switching to bombs or changing weapons... It would be a mess. Oceanhorn is great! But far less detailed in controls. I actually heard that Oceanhorn (the first one) is confirmed for the Switch, But having vice versa with BOTW is silly