Legendary composers Nobuo Uematsu and Kenji Ito are both on board to compose for the upcoming Zelda inspired iOS game, Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Sea. You can see the update for them signing both composers below:
“It is hard to believe this is true. Someone pinch me! The best video game composer in the world, John Williams of video games, Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu and amazing Kenji Ito, Mana and Saga series composer are composing music for Oceanhorn.
They are legendary!
Like for so many other game designers out there, music is ultimate source of inspiration for me and there is no bigger inspiration than Nobuo Uematsu. His music is so much more than audio background for Final Fantasy games, it is a window to a place where stories and adventures reside.
Kenji Ito, like Uematsu, is a master of melodies. His emotional tunes are one of the best in video games and his boss themes are famous among JRPG fans. His music for Gameboy game Seiken Densetsu (first Mana game) is closest to my heart.
What this means for Oceanhorn. The power behind Uematsu’s and Ito’s compositions is incredible. Their songs will open us new ways to reach players’ hearts. It is mind blowing that a small developer team like us gets a chance to work with such legends. Together with the best video game composers in the world, we will make Oceanhorn a journey you won’t forget.
Their contribution will make us work harder. We thank our pals at FDG for making a dream come true!”
The game is clearly heavily inspired by the Zelda title Wind Waker, but it’s being developed by the guys behind the game Death Ralley, Cornfox & Brothers. The game is looking great but this is a pretty big departure from Death Ralley, to put it lightly.
You can check out the gameplay video below from GDC 2013, it looks pretty awesome: