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Ocean's Heart

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC
Genre: Role-Playing
Publisher: NordCurrent
Developer: Max Mraz
Release Date: Feb. 10, 2022

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'Ocean's Heart' Is Coming To Nintendo Switch Next Month - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2022 @ 1:15 a.m. PST

Ocean's Heart is a retro-inspired exploration game that harkens back to classic RPGs, adding in modern trimmings with thrilling battles and dozens of exciting sidequests.

Ocean’s Heart is a beautiful pixel-art adventure RPG with modern twists and turns that amasses inspiration from genre classics with its own flavor, promising hours of exploration, role-playing, hidden secrets, and whimsical encounters.

Explore a detailed and spirited world, brimming with secrets hidden within misty forests, isolated mountain peaks and saltwater marshes as Tilia, a young woman whose father and best friend have been kidnapped by the ruthless pirate, Blackbeard. While following their trail through the ruins of a flooded kingdom, Tilia encounters a vast wilderness where she will discover powerful artifacts, unravel pirate conspiracies, sail across the sea, and battle fearsome monsters using various weapons and ancient magic.

Every area of Ocean’s Heart is filled with unique and meaningful sidequests, intriguing mysteries, danger and a spattering of humor, for good measure. Tilia must gather various items along her journey to craft potions, upgrade her weapons and expand her ever-growing arsenal, constantly increasing her skills to fight boss adversaries and survive deadly dungeons.

Ocean’s Heart wears its influences on its sleeve, so of course I am ecstatic to see the game come to Nintendo Switch. Ocean’s Heart is a love letter to the Legend of Zelda but it also has its own uniqueness that sets it apart. It’s about exploring, and the sense of satisfaction of finding a mystery out there, and trying to figure out what it means,” said Max Mraz, the developer of Ocean’s Heart. “So it lures you off the path by being full of hidden areas that hint at stories and hide new monsters and treasure. After building my vision for Ocean’s Heart from the ground up, it’s satisfying to see my game on the platform of its greatest inspiration.

“It is exciting to work with Max again to release Ocean’s Heart on Nintendo Switch. The system perfectly suits this kind of game and players will soon be able to see that for themselves,” said Andrius Mackevičius, Publishing Team Lead at Nordcurrent. “We love his vision and inspiration from the classic RPGs of the 80s and 90s, and we think that Ocean’s Heart delivers when it comes to nostalgia by offering hours of exciting top-down roleplaying action, an engaging story crafted with clever humor, and a beautiful pixel art aesthetic.”

Key Features:

  • Retro-inspired action RPG with modern trimmings.
  • A lively and gorgeously pixeled world full of secrets free to explore at your own pace.
  • Menacing enemies and tense boss fights that’ll keep you on your toes.
  • An exciting array of weapons, spells, and abilities. Experiment to find your favorites for every situation and foe.
  • Unique, character-driven sidequests with heartwarming or twisted stories that expand upon the world’s lore.
  • Foraging and crafting elements to increase your chances of survival in a nasty fight.
  • Quirky charm and humor to keep you smiling on your extraordinary adventure!

Currently available for PC (Steam), Ocean’s Heart is coming to Nintendo Switch (eShop) on February 10, 2022 at $14.99/€14.99/£13.49.

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