With Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas soon spreading its Windwaker vibe to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, indie developer Cornfox & Bros. reveals its next project, Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, taking the series from top-down to third-person action RPG.
The closest one can legitimately get to playing The Legend of Zelda on mobile is now the closest one can get to legitimately playing The Legend of Zelda on PC. Let's see how much Link is packed into the first five minutes of Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas.
Call it a rip-off if you want, enough people have already. But whatever. I think Oceanhorn, for iOS, looks fantastic, and its list of inspirations runs a lot deeper than Link's first cel-shaded adventure.
It's been a long time since we heard from the gorgeous Oceanhorn, an iPad game that's inspired by everything from Wind Waker to Seiken Densetsu. Long enough to make me worried about the project's future. Which is silly, because the team were just saving themselves for a very pleasant, and unexpected surprise.
I'm not normally one to get that excited over iOS games, especially ones in development, but then Oceanhorn isn't like most other iOS games, because most iOS games aren't like The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.
Well, you can't! What you'll soon be able to do, though, is the next best thing, which also happens to be something the iPhone excels at: play a game that's paying tribute to Wind Waker, but isn't actually Wind Waker.