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Oceanhorn, a Zelda-like RPG, will set sail for Nintendo Switch later this year

The game's publisher says it 'runs beautifully' on Nintendo's next platform.

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In a Twitter conversation, a representative of publisher FDG Entertainment confirmed that its Zelda-like RPG Oceanhorn: Monster of the Uncharted Seas will be available on Nintendo's Switch portable console (via Dual Shockers).

"Yes, Oceanhorn will head to #NintendoSwitch later this year. Will run beautifully on the powerful Switch," the publisher tweeted.

Developed by Cornfox & Bros., Oceanhorn is available for Xbox One and PS4, but skipped Nintendo hardware to date. The game is displayed from a top-down perspective similar to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, with a vibrant art style evocative of 2003's Wind Waker. Gameplay follows a similar line as well, with players clearing out dungeons and exploring various islands, also reminiscent of Wind Waker.

Cornfox & Bros. announced Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm in August 2016. The developer is building the sequel as a third-person 3D adventure, and game-world locations seen in screenshots and trailers are reminiscent of 2011's Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Nintendo will launch Switch in two SKUs on March 3, both priced at $299.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

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    January 31, 2017 12:44 PM

    David Craddock posted a new article, Oceanhorn, a Zelda-like RPG, will set sail for Nintendo Switch later this year

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      January 31, 2017 12:53 PM

      Very nice. Looking forward to this one

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      January 31, 2017 1:24 PM

      I just saw this on the Play Store.
      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.FDGEntertainment.Oceanhorn.gp

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      January 31, 2017 1:58 PM

      It's encouraging to see early support like this, even if this is an older game.

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      January 31, 2017 2:22 PM

      It was a lot of fun on iOS even with a virtual pad. I don't how it will hold up on a real console that has an actual real deal Zelda game, however. Still, if they sell it for like $10 on the eShop it's not a bad deal at all.

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      January 31, 2017 2:32 PM

      i would hope that "it will run beautifully" when the game came out in 2013 and runs on mobile phones currently

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        January 31, 2017 2:35 PM

        Ah didn't know it was that old. Haven't tried it just yet. I see it'll work with a controller. Still looking for my USBadapter

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      January 31, 2017 9:37 PM

      I just finished the free part; which was rather short. I think it's the basic tutorial. Not bad. Virtual controls were ok. If the fights get hairy you'll want a real controller though. Looks like the game probably has 20 hrs to it. One time purchase of about $6 it looks like.

      If this has been out for iOS, how is the rest of the game?

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      February 1, 2017 3:50 AM

      I'm thinking about buying this on my Shield, I enjoyed the demo, and it would give me an excuse to play a game on my sofa

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