During Apple’s announcement of their upcoming game subscription service Apple Arcade earlier today, we caught glimpses at many of the games that will be part of that service. One of those games was Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm from developer Cornfox & Bros, and today via their email newsletter they officially announced being part of Apple Arcade and have released a brand new trailer. This latest trailer shows brief pieces of gameplay, but is more focused on showing off the different environments and some of the characters you’ll encounter in Oceanhorn 2. Check it out.
We’ve covered Oceanhorn 2 a lot over the past two and a half years that it’s been in development, and it’s easily up near the top of our most anticipated mobile games. Today’s announcement that it will be a part of Apple Arcade is either the best news you’ve heard or the worst, depending on if you’ll be buying into that new subscription service or not. From what I understand there will be no way to outright purchase games that are on Apple Arcade, which means if you’re not interested in subscribing you won’t be playing Oceanhorn 2.
I’ve definitely been mulling over the Apple Arcade news in my head all day, and what it boils down to is that I need more information before I can form a definitive opinion. That said, highly-anticipated games like Oceanhorn 2 being exclusive to Apple Arcade sure can be the type of incentive that Apple hopes will get fence-sitters to jump in and subscribe. Sadly this also means we won’t be playing Oceanhorn 2 until this fall at the soonest, as that’s when Apple Arcade is set to launch, but I’m still quite happy to continue seeing new clips and information about the game leading up to that release.