Okami Announcement Coming Next Week

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

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Okami’s twitter account recently teased an announcement coming up sometime during Japan’s Golden Week, a kind of nationwide Spring Break for Japan. This year, Golden Week is set for April 29 to May 5.

The tweet, as translated by Gematsu, goes, “Hello, this is Okami news. Sorry I’ve been kind of out of touch lately, but I have the feeling we’ll be able to drop a fresh announcement like WHAM! around the beginning of Golden Week, so please look forward to it. Right now we’re on track with preparations.”

Okami originally came out for the PS2 back in 2006. Although critically lauded, the game failed to sell on either side of the Pacific. This disparity even garnered it the “least commercially successful winner of a game of the year award” by The Guiness Book of World Records.

Yet the game continues to be demanded by fans and gamers seeking something different, and Capcom has listened despite the weak sales the series generates. They released a port for the Wii back in 2008, an HD remaster in 2012, and even a sequel, Okamiden, for the DS back in 2010.

Capcom continues to show their faith in the series with this upcoming announcement. Either that, or they’re showing off a new music game featuring WHAM!.


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  • Majin

    On one side, I hope for a sequel…on the other, it’s Capcom.

  • I find it funny that this piece of news showed up JUST as I started playing Okami for the very first time. (The PS3 HD version)

  • Josh S.

    What if it is an Okamiden HD game? Lol… I honestly hope it’s a true sequel to the original, but my faith in Capcom lately isn’t that high… They can’t even make a new Mega Man game it seems. Guess we’ll find out soon!

  • Just watch though, if it IS a new Okami game, it’s going to riddled with on and off-disc DLC from top-to-bottom. It IS CAPCOM after all. :/

  • Just watch. It’s going to be a Wii U remake.

  • Charlotte Buckingham

    “Should I check oprainfall before continue my assignment? Yeah, why not…”

    This had better be good……

  • On-disk DLC for brush skills?

    Years ago I’d have been so excited.

    Now I am beyond wary and a bit scared of what Crapcom will do to ruin what I love.

  • Oh, I hope it’s a sequel or a vita port! OR BOTH!

  • Geoff P.

    Please oh please oh PLEASE let it be Okami 2 on PS4 being developed by Platinum Games…