Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, a Zelda-like game, has published a fresh batch of screenshots as it prepares for a release on Xbox systems, among other platforms. Oceanhorn 2 was published on Nintendo Switch a few years ago and is now available to more users.
It will be interesting to see how well the game sells on other platforms. When the original Oceanhorn was launched on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it sold over a million copies, which can only be regarded as a huge success for publisher FDG Entertainment.
Similar statistics here would almost certainly be considered a success, especially given that this is only a port of other versions of the game. If it goes well, gamers will have to wait to see if an Oceanhorn 3 is revealed, with a sequel hopefully arriving on all platforms sooner the next time around.
The stunning screenshots were shared on the publisher’s Twitter account, and the comparisons to The Legend of Zelda are unmistakable. From the general art style to the design of the protagonist, it’s evident that Zelda has had a significant effect here.
In addition to the pictures, the Tweet reveals that the game would be aiming for a 4K resolution and 60FPS on all platforms, including Xbox, which is fantastic news.
Take a look at these gorgeous new #Oceanhorn2 screenshots, directly captured from the upcoming 2023 version of the game for Windows #pcgaming, #XboxSeries, #PS5, #Steam – targeting a resolution and framerate of 4K/60fps! More news coming soon! pic.twitter.com/ihROw6b1Ei
— FDG Entertainment (@FDG_Games) May 31, 2023
The buzz surrounding The Legend of Zelda is ideal for Oceanhorn 2. The recent release of Tears of the Kingdom indicates that players are seeking for comparable items, and there is no chance that The Legend of Zelda titles will ever be released on platforms other than Nintendo. The strategy of treating the game as “Zelda, but for other consoles” is a solid one, and it will be interesting to see if gamers embrace it when it is released.
Oceanhorn 2’s imminent release will be a huge step forward for the game. Prior to its Switch release, it was an Apple Arcade exclusive. While it didn’t achieve the same accolades as The Legend of Zelda, it earned its position thanks to a fascinating plot and several unique features.
As an open-world game with unique exploring mechanics, it will be interesting to see if the developer takes advantage of the chance with its next release to expand on the experience. The studio now has additional hardware power accessible, and it would be nice to see it used in novel ways.