With Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild still coming out sometime in 2017, fans have been looking for a decent alternative to Nintendo’s action RPG. It seems like those prayers have been answered, as FDG Entertainment and developer Cornfox & Bros have announced that Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas would be coming to PS4 and Xbox One next month on September 7.
Inspired by Zelda and the Final Fantasy games, this action RPG started out as a critically acclaimed mobile game for iOS. Fans and critics alike praised the game for its fun gameplay and detailed visuals. This led to the game being released on PC via Steam, with updated visual rendering so that it would look good on a bigger screen. Now it is coming to PS4 and Xbox One, so current-gen console owners finally have a Zelda-esque video game.
Oceanhorn won’t be taking any ideas from Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild since it is based on the earlier games in the series. The isometric view looks similar to the older NES games or the SNES title Link to the Past, while the sailing elements were clearly inspired by the underrated Wind Waker game for the Gamecube, which was later re-released on the Nintendo Wii U.
There will be over 15 hours of gameplay, which might be a bit short for Zelda veterans but is decent enough as far as most gamers are concerned. As can be seen in the trailer below, there are plenty of monsters to fight and a ton of puzzles to solve, so it looks like those 15 hours won’t be dull. The trailer also hints at secret treasures, so the game definitely has replay value.
Given how successful the action RPG has been so far, fans have been wondering if the game will be released on Nintendo consoles like the Wii U, 3DS or the upcoming NX. It’s not an impossible thing to consider, though the company might not need it since they already have the Zelda series.
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas comes to PS4 and Xbox One on September 7. The game is currently available on Steam and the App Store. Meanwhile, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is slated for a 2017 release on Wii U and Nintendo NX.