A free downloadable demo of Oceanhorn is now available on Xbox One.
If you’ve been tempted by Cornfox & Bros’ Zelda-inspired adventure game you can now download a free demo from Xbox One Games Store.
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Sea was originally released on mobile platforms in 2013, eventually coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at the end of last year. The game has now sold over one million copies across all formats and was recently confirmed for release on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation Vita later in 2017.
The game’s list of features makes for familiar reading. Ocean exploration, check. Ancient treasures, check. Monster combat and puzzles, check.
Remind you of anything?
Although Oceanhorn won’t win any points for originality – you’ll find elements of everything from Wind Waker, to Final Fantasy in here – it’s a very smart and enjoyable 3D action adventure with an appealing art-style and some beautiful music from noted game composers, Nobuo Uematsu and Kenji Ito.
We don’t usually mention demo releases here on Thumbsticks, but at a time when they are an increasing rarity, a chance to sample a flawed gem shouldn’t be passed by.
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Sea is currently available on iOS, Android, Apple TV, PC, Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox.
Want more neat stuff?
If you want to keep abreast of the latest news, features, reviews, guides, and sales, we can send all our latest articles and great content straight to your inbox. You know, collated together, once or twice a week, in a newsletter. We wouldn't send them one at a time – that would be weird and annoying!
Recommended for you
Latest from Thumbsticks
Star Wars: Vader Immortal physical edition is out now on PSVR with exclusive extras
The Vader Immortal special retail edition includes all three episodes and a bundle of exclusive extras.
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania 20th Anniversary Edition detailed
Sega has confirmed details of the Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania 20th Anniversary Edition and Digital Deluxe Edition.
New Nintendo Switch releases (June 21-25, 2021)
Mario Golf: Super Rush and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 top this week’s lineup of new Nintendo Switch eShop releases.
New Xbox Series X|S releases (June 21-25, 2021)
Bandai Namco’s Scarlet Nexus headlines next week's lineup of new Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S releases.
New PlayStation Store releases (June 21-25, 2021)
Next week's lineup of new PlayStation Store releases sees some old favourites get a new lease of life.
You can now design custom Xbox Series X|S controllers
Let your imagination run wild – the Xbox Design Lab has re-opened, and you can now design custom Xbox Series...
Nintendo’s Doug Bowser clarifies the future of Animal Crossing after E3 absence
Fans hoping for an update on Animal Crossing: New Horizons at E3 came away disappointed. Worry not, says Doug Bowser.
Bethesda’s Pete Hines ‘sorry’ for frustration that Starfield won’t come to PlayStation 5
In an interview, Bethesda's senior vice president of marketing, Pete Hines, spoke to PlayStation fans, apologising for the frustration that...