Capcom Announces “Okami HD” for Fall Release on Playstation Network
One of the biggest hits to come out of the Clover Studios, headed up by distinguished ex-Capcom wage workers was the action-adventure game Okami. It combines several Japanese myths, legends and folklore to tell the story of how the land was saved from darkness by the Shinto-sun goddess, named Amaterasu, who took the form of a white wolf. It features a distinct sumi-e-inspired cel-shaded visual style and the Celestial Brush, a gesture-system to perform miracles.
Okami means “Great God” in Japanese; It was released for PlayStation 2 in 2006 in Japan and North America, and 2007 in Europe and Australia. Despite the closure of Clover Studio a few months after the game’s initial release, a version for Nintendo’s Wii console was developed and produced by Ready at Dawn, Tose and Capcom.
Capcom have taken it upon themselves to release the game again, this time with upscaled HD graphics and support for Sony’s slow-selling Move motion controllers. For now, there hasn’t been a release date for the European release but expect it to come out later this fall. Stay tuned after the jump!
Okami was one of the last PlayStation 2 games selected for release prior to the release of the PlayStation 3. Although it suffered from poor sales, Okami received critical acclaim, even earning the title of IGN’s 2006 Game of the Year.
I really want to relive this classic.. beautiful story and such stunning graphics that are transferring into HD. Which will hopefully bring back the moments from the game and hopefully give me the urge to play it once again. This game should be played by everyone at least once because I believe this game. I guess Capcom really wants to show it’s true potential of this game and hope this time it will be a hit on the store. Stay tuned after the jump!