Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm

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Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm
Oceanhorn 2 title art.jpg
Developer(s)Cornfox & Bros.
Publisher(s)Cornfox & Bros. (Apple Arcade, Switch)
FDG Entertainment (PS5, Xbox, PC)
EngineUnreal Engine 4[1]
Platform(s)Apple Arcade
Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 5
Xbox Series X/S
Microsoft Windows
ReleaseApple Arcade
  • WW: September 19, 2019
Nintendo Switch
  • WW: October 28, 2020
PS5, Xbox X/S, Windows
  • WW: TBD
Genre(s)Action-adventure, action role-playing
Mode(s)Single-player

Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm is an open-world action-adventure video game developed by Finnish studio Cornfox & Bros. It was released as an Apple Arcade exclusive on September 19, 2019. It is the prequel of the 2013 game Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas and takes place a millennium before the events of the game. A port for Nintendo Switch of Oceanhorn 2 was released on October 28, 2020.[2] A version for next-gen consoles and PC was announced, to be published in partnership with FDG Entertainment.[3]

The gameplay and graphic design of Oceanhorn 2 closely follows that of The Legend of Zelda video games, with the gameplay taking after the long line of linear games from the history of the saga and the art style bearing a close resemblance to Breath of the Wild.[4]

Story[edit]

On a stormy night, Master Mayfair is given a child by the demon Mesmeroth, in request of being in good care.

Years later, "Hero", now an adult, arrives at Outcast Island to retrieve a lockbox which is necessary to be a knight. Back to his town, Hero continues his training with the help of his robot friend Gen; he later meets Trin, when he goes investigate her crashed airship and takes her back to his village. There, Dark Troopers invades the village to find Trin as she knows secret information.

Hero, Trin, Mayfair and Gen escape to White City where they learn that Mesmeroth is planning to steal the throne and rule over the kingdom. To prevent this, Hero and his comrades start their journey to find the three Sacred Emblems of Sun, Earth and Ocean. At the Great Forest of Pirta, Hero kills Chora Tuyk, and receives the Emblem of Earth; they later travel to Submeria, where they kill Yurmala, a gigantic demon turtle, and they retrieve the Emblem of Ocean.

On their way back to the White City, Mesmeroth and his Dark Troopers attack Submeria with airships and an armada. To defend herself, Trin awakens the Oceanhorn, a powerful robot monster. Hero, Gen and Master Mayfair infiltrate the command ship of the armada. Upon reaching the command center of the ship, Mesmeroth reveals that Gen is his dark servant and teleports away. Hero, Trin and Master Mayfair return to the White City. Archimedes, the leader of Arcadia, asks them to find and return the Emblem of Sun in order to finish his project to save Arcadia. Hero confronts Mesmeroth and receives the Emblem of Sun, but Mesmeroth escaped and continues his plan to destroy the White City using a dark power knows as Triloth. The knights then leave back to White City, where Oceanhorn (now under Mesmeroth's control) and the other Living Fortresses appear and destroy the city. While Master Mayfair escaped with all the arcadians to a safe place, Hero confronts Oceanhorn and escaped with Trin, however, Oceanhorn survived.

After the credits, it is revealed that Hero never got the Emblem of Sun, which is now lost.

Reception[edit]

Oceanhorn 2 received mixed or average reviews.[5][6][7][8] It has been described shortly after launch as one of Apple Arcade's "killer exclusives".[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kayser, Daniel (February 15, 2019). "Switching to Unreal Engine, Cornfox & Bros. is moving mobile gaming forward with Oceanhorn 2". Unreal Engine. Retrieved February 6, 2022.
  2. ^ "Oceanhorn 2 arrives on Nintendo Switch October 28".
  3. ^ "Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm Confirmed for PS5 Release".
  4. ^ Nelson, Jared (3 September 2019). "'Oceanhorn 2' Will Revisit Some of the Famous Locations from the Original 'Oceanhorn'". TouchArcade. Retrieved 18 October 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ a b "Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm for iPhone/iPad Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  6. ^ Adriaens, Timmy (22 September 2019). "Review: Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm (Apple Arcade)". Gaming Boulevard. Retrieved 18 October 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)[unreliable source?]
  7. ^ Pugliese, Tommaso (29 September 2019). "Oceanhorn 2, la recensione" [Oceanhorn 2, the review]. Multiplayer.it [it] (in Italian). NetAddiction [it]. Retrieved 18 October 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ Ayden (15 October 2019). "Oceanhorn 2 : L'Apple Arcade a-t-il trouvé son Zelda-like ?". Jeuxvideo.com (in French). Webedia. Retrieved 18 October 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ Mark, Langshaw (27 September 2019). "Oceanhorn 2 developer offers hope for an Android release". PocketGamer. Retrieved 18 October 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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