Capcom prepping Okami sequel?

Source: A filing with the Japanese Patent Office, unearthed by Siliconera.What we heard: If Clover Studios had to go, Okami represented a fine swan song. The studio, which formed in 2004 under a number of Japanese gaming industry heavyweights, was shut down by Capcom in October 2006, not a month...

Source: A filing with the Japanese Patent Office, unearthed by Siliconera.

What we heard: If Clover Studios had to go, Okami represented a fine swan song. The studio, which formed in 2004 under a number of Japanese gaming industry heavyweights, was shut down by Capcom in October 2006, not a month after the acclaimed action adventure saw release for the PlayStation 2 in the US. That game was ported to the Wii in 2008, courtesy of God of War: Chains of Olympus developer Ready at Dawn.

It now appears as if the Okami franchise may live on beyond its Wii port, if a relatively new trademark filing with the Japanese Patent Office is any indication. As first spotted by Siliconera and translated by GameSpot, Capcom filed to trademark the term Okamiden with the JPO in July 2009 (application no. 2009-051624). In its description, items ranging from video game software to mobile phone straps and collectible trading cards could be covered by the trademark.

Unfortunately, the trademark filing does not offer any additional details. However, with the Tokyo Game Show set to run September 24-27, Capcom still has a substantial venue yet open to it to make the reveal.

The official story: Capcom had not returned requests for comment as of press time.

Bogus or not bogus?: With so little information to go on, this one's bogus for now. However, Capcom certainly has the option open, even if it did shut down the studio that made the well-received original.

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152 comments
Quietpower09
Quietpower09

According to Wikipedia, the next Okami game is going to be released for the Nintendo DS! Release date: Unknown.

Shadow_Fire41
Shadow_Fire41

come the **** on! wheres our god damn Breath of Fire game!!?

HumanoMexicano
HumanoMexicano

They should. It is a fresh game and has MUCH potential maybe it hurts them to not do sequels and remakes?

nini200
nini200

If this did come out, it would be either on the DS or Wii due to the style of gameplay being so perfect for the system. And I say yet again, another great title for the great Wii or DS Library. Don't get mad when it comes out for the Wii or DS because it will be on one of those.

cosita46
cosita46

Okami is one of the most Beautiful games I have played first on PS2 and again on the WII. I hope they do make a 2nd Okami. & it should be available for PS2 system

CrystalEdgen
CrystalEdgen

I really hope this comes to ps3 cuz i'm not buying a wii for this and capcom better make it as good as the original( hopefully better) cause DMC4 and RE5 were kinda disappointing compared to previous games in the series.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

Some really great game studios go down in flames... This is one of Capcom's greatest offenses in my book.

ordinaryguy1
ordinaryguy1

I just hope this game is as good as the first and doesn't make the same mistakes other game sequels did. Hopefully it won't be Wii exclusive either; I don't want to have to buy a Wii just for this game.

jamesh-42
jamesh-42

@KingKisuke: that's a shame. Hopefully it'll generate enough interest for them to produce further Okami games.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

@jamesh-42 Hopefully that means we can expect great things from Bayonetta.

jamesh-42
jamesh-42

@kavadias1981: Clover was owned by Capcom, so they were a bit more than just the publisher. It does seem that top talent from Clover has moved to Platinum Games, who are producing Bayonetta.

brittoss
brittoss

And here was me thinking that the chance of a sequel was impossible. Now there is a very small ray of hope. Yay!!!

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

@aura_enchanted lol, take that Blizzard!

aura_enchanted
aura_enchanted

kavadias1981: to answer your predicament they will pull a blizzard and use the "borrowed" concept art.. who knows 10 years from now okami may get an online rpg... called world of war..i mean okami

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Capcom was just the publisher wasn't it. It was Clover who actually made it wasn't it? How do you create a faithful sequel without the original team of designers and artists? I really enjoyed the original though so we'll see what happens.

mysarah6454861
mysarah6454861

i loved the first one...on my ps2...a wii exclusive...i dont know....hopping for Ps3 release....but after all this is capcom..remmember what it did to DMC4...so lets wait and see!!!!!

dragonarya
dragonarya

If this is Wii-exclusive, I shall die. Then come back to life and start the "Bring Okamiden to PS3/2" campaign. I will NOT buy a console just to play this, as much as I love it. Already did that for the first one. Ahem. FINALLY! This is a long overdue possible sequel. I was prepared to wait ten years for this! Looks like I don't have to. If this is true. Please be true! I am eagerly awaiting the Famitsu edition that comes out on Sep. 3rd that has an article on it! Even if it's not Clover Studio, as long as whoever does it has enough imagination to bring it to the same level as the original.

ansef1x
ansef1x

yes omg yes thank god please put that game on the wii because i enjoyed that game so much and i hope the sequel is on the wii as well 2 and people stop hating on the wii like seriously okami can be on all game consoles

cockneyscouse
cockneyscouse

Okami and NATAL sounds like a good marriage :)

Otoribashi
Otoribashi

No Clover and Kamiya to develop it... No thanks...

xboxer36018
xboxer36018

i will %100 get this when this is released and i hope they do.

JCDenton
JCDenton

I saw the kanji for the game name, it means "Legend of God", or "Legend of Okami" if you prefer.

Adam_the_Nerd
Adam_the_Nerd

AWW YEAH! Wouldn't it just be amazing to see those graphics in HD? I mean, the PS2 already made this game absolutely beautiful, can you imagine 1080p on the 360/PS3? Oh also, Wii, no thanks. My grandma would appreciate Okami but probably doesn't care.

nestorafranco
nestorafranco

this was an amazing game, a sequel would be well received

kuldain
kuldain

I hope that Okami is getting a sequel, it deserves it!

finaleve
finaleve

I hope it sticks to the PS2. I could not play the Wii version because of the unresponsive controls. If they were to fix that, then maybe I'll consider it on the Wii. Otherwise, I'm skeptical. I love Okami, but a sequel I feel will ruin that feeling.

som3a1991ps2
som3a1991ps2

Hope we see it for real and better and also on ps2 and wii

Sonicplys
Sonicplys

The only way to play this game is on the Wii, so make it happen.

NuKkU
NuKkU

i would go CRAZY if this happened but i still think this is false but it is true I CANT WAIT

ShadowLupus
ShadowLupus

I would love to see a sequel to Okami (one of the greatest games of all time). Amaterasu should have been one of the greatest heroes of all time on Gamespot. It would be far better than most games nowadays by most of the companies out there. Okami's ending heavily implied a sequel, and for such a great game as it was, it needs it. We also need to see Chrono Break too, for that matter.

xNinjaKingx
xNinjaKingx

even if the studio closed down the people from clover just combined with another people to turn into a new componay so they can be hired by capcom to make a sequal =P

Texasguy
Texasguy

I will ignore this for now. I don't want the same dissapointment that followed when Chrono Break never turned into a game. Having said that an Okami sequel would immediately jump near the top of my most anticipated

aagnostic
aagnostic

Okami is truly a beautiful game, it's takes ages to finish, and trust me that's the furthest thing from a complaint ever :) Absolutely mesmerizing visuals and audio combine seamlessly to provide pure eye candy and nothing less than a spectacular game. Sequel? Hell yeah!

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

CAPCOM is known for its love for sequels. I think it's true. It would be beautiful to have an Okami game on this gen of consoles.

stiv1987
stiv1987

This would be great, i love okami 1, we need a 2nd!!!!

Joeker96
Joeker96

Hope it will!!! I've been after a copy of it for months! I thought it didn't sell that well yet every ewhere i go it is sold out :P

KarleKat
KarleKat

Please oh please oh please oh please yes yes yes, let it be truuuue! If there is any goodness in the world, Okami was, and still is, one of the best games I've ever played - I think I'd die with joy if they announced a new one in the makings. (Hopefully on the PS3.) ... Then again, if anyone but the original team developed it, that'd pretty much kill my hopes.

ShammySham
ShammySham

Hopefully this will be a sequel!

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

i've yet to play this game, i can't seem to find it anywhere

Kitty_Fields
Kitty_Fields

There's a high possibility that this has nothing to do with Okami. The Japanese title of this game trabslates to somethign along the lines of "Legend/Way/Life of the God(s)." Okami as a title was kinf od a pun in the first place, since "ookami" can mean both "wolf" and ”god". Both Okami and this new game DO, however, use the kanji for "god" as opposed to "wolf" though, so it's still possible.

ishasan00
ishasan00

This was an awesome game. It took me like 100 hours to finish it (including all extras). The true spirit of an adventure/legend. A remake also would be good idea in HD and no more only-text dialogues which discourage many people (not me though!).

Stoneys_Rock
Stoneys_Rock

Hopefully it'll be as good as the first game and I hope it'll get some of the recognition it deserves.

Timberwolf753
Timberwolf753

If they make it it is so worth it with a good fan base for the first game I think they will get some new players in the mix.

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

This has gotta be a story that deserves a "Yay!", but having said that, lets hope that it's developed as well as the original was, since it will be in the hands of a new team. There's nothing worse than sullying the name of a beautiful game with a hideous sequel, and Okami was too beautiful to let that happen to it. Judgment is reserved until we know more.....

GondorMage
GondorMage

this is going to be a great game i hope it makes through!