Capcom has officially announced on their blog site that Okami will be getting an HD Remaster release on December 12th, 2017 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC digitally and physically for $19.99. Exciting news indeed for old and new fans alike! Okami was widely praised when it released back in 2006 for its artistic style, originality and gameplay. From the blog site, “Rooted in Japanese folklore, Okami has you taking the on the role of Amaterasu, the sun goddess, as she embodies the legendary white wolf Shiranui.”
Capcom also mentions that Okami HD will take advantage of the PS4 Pro, Xbox One X and PC capabilities for 4K resolution gaming. The game can be chosen to be played in either widescreen format or the original 4:3 screen ratio, and will include the original loading screen mini-game where the items you earn from that mini-game can be used to trade for in-game items.
Even though the game was an exceptional one in the eyes of gamers, the sales did not reflect the same enthusiasm, ultimately stagnating the potential for a sequel. Hopefully Okami HD will be on everyone’s holiday wish list to generate high interest for an Okami 2.