It’s been a long time since Hero took a holiday, and on August 11th, we’re sending him off to Kyoto to relax and meet some friends. Rumor has it that they’re planning a surprise – Let’s wait and see! #Oceanhorn2 pic.twitter.com/leAFsbWWAl
— Cornfox & Bros. (@cornfox) June 23, 2020
The massively popular adventure game launched last September as an Apple Arcade release and quickly became something of a poster child for the service. Boasting a lengthy, Zelda-inspired campaign and a visually impressive world, it’s no surprise that many Android and Switch owners have been incredibly keen to see it hit their platform of choice.
So, let’s have a chat about today’s tease. All we have to go on is a date – 11.08.2020 – and a couple of named locations: Helsinki and Kyoto. Developer Cornfox & Bros is based in Helsinki, so we’ve got that part sussed, but why is the game’s protagonist making his way to Kyoto? Well, my guess would be that this is a reference to the fact that Nintendo’s headquarters are in Kyoto, meaning that this tease is likely tied to an incoming Switch version.
Oceanhorn 2: Golden Edition launched last month and proved to be a sizeable improvement over the vanilla game. A second major expansion is currently expected to arrive this autumn/fall, which is what leads me to believe that today’s tease isn’t anything to do with the expansion. Only time will tell, I suppose.
In the meantime, those with an iOS device and an active Apple Arcade subscription will find Oceanhorn 2 available for download now from over on the App Store.
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