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Zelda-esque Action RPG ‘ Ocean’s Heart ’ Sails Onto Nintendo Switch

Defeat the evil Blackbeard on the go when Ocean’s Heart releases on Nintendo Switch on February 10th!
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Vilnius, Lithuania -- January 13th, 2021 -- Join the swashbuckling Tilia on her quest to defeat the evil pirate Blackbeard as sea-braving adventure RPG, Ocean’s Heart, launches on Nintendo Switch for $14.99/€14.99/£13.49. Brought to life by the creator of Yarntown, Max Mraz, and publisher Nordcurrent, Ocean’s Heart pays homage to the genre classics, enriching tried and true roleplaying concepts with a modern flair.


Ocean’s Heart is a charming pixel-art action RPG set in a spirited world brimming with secrets, magic, and perilous affairs. As Tilia, a young girl who’s father has been kidnapped by the ruthless pirate Blackbeard, you must set off on a treacherous journey through a vast and dangerous wilderness to rescue him, unraveling a web of pirate conspiracies on the way. Gather items along your journey to craft potions as well as expand and upgrade your ever-growing arsenal of weapons, constantly increasing your 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.”


Ocean's Heart Official Website

Ocean's Heart on Twitter

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Nintendo Switch Store Europe

 
About Nordcurrent
Founded in 2002, Nordcurrent is a video game developer and publisher headquartered in Vilnius, Lithuania. With over 50 game releases under its belt across various platforms, the studio is mostly known for its biggest hit, Cooking Fever, a food-themed time-management game with 250 million downloads and 15 million monthly active users on mobile. Additionally, the studio is proud of its recent award-winning and nominated release, Murder in the Alps, an action-packed shooter Sniper Arena. For more information, visit: https://www.nordcurrent.com
 
 
About Max Mraz
Max Mraz is an American solo developer based in Ohio. He is the creator of Yarntown, a 2D The Legend of Zelda-inspired version of Bloodborne, and Hallow’s Eve, a Halloween action game set in the 90s about a Pumpkin ghost trying to rent Jurassic Park from the human world. Both are available on Itch.io. Max’s first commercial release is a  pixel-art adventure RPG, Ocean’s Heart, available on Nintendo Switch, Steam and GOG. Follow Max on Twitter.

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