Okami HD Re-Release Confirmed for PC, PS4, and Xbox One
Capcom has announced than an Okami HD re-release is finally happening, arriving on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later this year. The announcement was made via the latest issue of Famitsu, reported by Gematsu. The official confirmation follows rumors DFTG reported on from earlier this year, suggesting that an Okami HD re-release could be happening based on multiple retail stores in Europe listing the remake for a December 12th release. The release date appears to be spot on, as Okami HD will be available for purchase in Europe and the US on December 12, and available in Japan on December 13. The re-release will be available digitally on all formats for $19.99, while physical versions for the PS4 will also be available for purchase. Here’s the official statement from Capcom confirming the game’s platform availability:
Okami HD will be compatible with Xbox One X and PS4 Pro whilst featuring stunning 4K graphics on Xbox One X, PS4 Pro and supported PC hardware,” reads a press release. “Players will be able to choose between playing in a modern widescreen format or the original 2007 release’s 4:3 ratio. Interactive loading game screens from the original game are also included, allowing players to earn bonus demon fangs which can be traded for in-game items.”
Originally released for the PlayStation 2 in 2006, players assume the role of Japanese sun goddess Amaterasu, as the deity and her fairy sprite companion Issun journey restore the world and defeat the legendary monster, Orochi. The game made use of the hugely unique Celestial Brush system, which had players draw visuals inspired by Japanese sumi-e paintings in order to attack enemies and interact with the environment. Okami later found its way onto the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii, though the interactive loading screens mentioned in the above statement did not port to either console.
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