Okami HD announced for PS3

Rerelease of classic PS2 adventure title to have remastered graphics, 1080p feature, and Move support.

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Gamers clamouring for a rerelease of Studio Clover's critically acclaimed adventure title Okami will be pleased to know that Capcom will be releasing an HD version of the game by the end of this year in Japan.

Seems Amaterasu wants more than just an appearance in a fighting game.

According to an advanced copy of Famitsu (via Sinobu and Tales Source), the PlayStation 3 game will be retitled "Okami Zekkie-ban" (or "Okami: Magnificent Edition" in English). This version of the game will not only have remastered HD graphics, but will also support full 1080p options on current televisions. The game will also have PlayStation Move controller support; players use the Move controller to activate celestial brush powers.

The remastered game will be out on November 1 and will be priced at ¥3,990 ($51). Gamers who buy the first print run of the title will get a code to download the digital version of Okami: A Caricature of Beasts, a Japanese book adaptation of the game's story.

North American and European versions will be out in digital form this fall for $19.99/£15.99/€19.99 in the respective territories. For more information on the PlayStation 2 version of the game, check out GameSpot's review.

UPDATE: Capcom has confirmed the release and pricing details for all regions and released an announcement trailer for the game, which is embedded below.

Discussion

146 comments
X-Robert
X-Robert

This re-release so should come to PS Vita.

shadow_estina
shadow_estina

the game sells where so poor because everyone liked the game and where those who have cracked ps2 systems.. ONE OF THE BEST GAMES EVER no doubt, really well made in every way it has taken my ps2 to the graphical limits with every trick on screen..

franzito
franzito

I would buy it, the OST of this game is simply one of the most beautiful I've ever listened...

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

That video comparison is complete BS. There's no way the PS2 version in that blurry. As for the PS3 version, I know I'll end up buying it. Okami is one of the best games I've ever played.

ProjektInsanity
ProjektInsanity

Awesome.  I always wanted to try this game, but never got around to it.  No time like the present.  Muramasa next, pretty please?

lefthando
lefthando

I knew there was a reason i didn't get it on wii

PetJel
PetJel

One of the best games ever!

BenderUnit22
BenderUnit22

Love this game on the PS2, will love it on the PS3. One of the finest games of its generation if not ever, buy it!

Evilbunz
Evilbunz

FINA EFFING LY....... after ico + shadow of the colossus the only other good HD remake.

Landsharkk
Landsharkk

Weird, in my ignorance I thought Okami was a Nintendo game.  I have it on the Wii.  

thenerd64
thenerd64

How bout a Capcom HD collection. And for vita

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

Y'know I'm really happy for you and everything, and I'ma let you finish, Capcom--but uh, how 'bout a freakin' HD collection for Onimusha or maybe you can actually stop frontin' on ignoring the Ace Attorney series, and release AAI2.....<_<

 

Just sayin'....

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

Watch Capcom decide to throw some DLC at it... they would...

rushiosan
rushiosan

I got this game for Wii because it had motion control feature... then I realized 1/2 of it was boring enough to disencourage me to beat the game once more. Man, that was awesome on PS2, but I had enough from it. I can't even hear the sound effect for opening chests without feeling sick.

 

Just rest in my memory, masterpiece.

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

Glade Capcom hasnt droped this game.  I dont understand why it doesnt sale better.

hadlee73
hadlee73

I agree with those who have already mentioned this would be a perfect game to port to Vita. Of course, Sony may be hesitant because of the previously poor sales of the title.

Lotus-Edge
Lotus-Edge

Now this is a good game to make a HD version of....

Yomigaeru
Yomigaeru

I still have my PS2 original, so I won't be picking this up unless they release a disc version domestically, or I import the Japanese version (assuming it's a disc version).

 

Hmm...so when can we expect Okami 3? Despite it's charm, I felt Okamiden was inferior to the original, so I'm hoping for a console sequel.

kratospete
kratospete

does anyine knows if there will be a blu ray version?

cause in my country wont available to get from psn

punkdsk8erdude
punkdsk8erdude

id love this rerelease to come out on Wii U, as i dont have a ps3 but will be purchasing wii u. it makes sense graphically and with the motion controls. but wasnt the originally okami also on wii with motion controls? i bet this is just an HD port of the wii version then....

jflkdjs
jflkdjs

OMG! Okami might not appeal to everyone, but boy do I love this game to pieces. I love everything about it, especially the cell-shaded graphics. For me, this is a Masterpiece. Thank you Capcom :)

MFreeSoul
MFreeSoul

Welcom back my dearest Okami

what can i tell you guys about this game...ah

to me it`s truly one of the best PS2 games ever made next to Dragon Quest VIII.

Okami has an amazing story ,adventure, music ,art...etc,

thanks for the great news Capcom...

i can`t wait to play this amaizing game in HD.

cheers~~~

 

kool_zed_speaks
kool_zed_speaks

Wow this game has been on my Gamespot wishlist for 5 years now for the PS2. Nice to know I'll be getting it now. Yay! :D

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

Hopefully they'll do a better job updating Okami's graphics than they did with Resi 4.

digi-demon
digi-demon

So yet again an 'HD' rerelease.

Getting more and more obvious why there is no PS2 Back compatability any more - I'll stick to my Wii version thanx :P 

koospetoors
koospetoors

Kinda wish they'd release it on disc too, but otherwise:

 

YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES!!!! SWEET MOTHER I CANT WAIT TO PLAY THIS GAME AGAIN!!!

Naylord
Naylord

 @x-2tha-z I doubt it is; when was the last time you played a PS2 on an HDTV? It looks way worse than you remember, trust me.

justinka777
justinka777

 @lefthando

 be glad you didnt, using the motion controls seems like a nice idea but it sucked balls. simply using an anolog stick for some reason was way more accurate

FlawlessGoBot
FlawlessGoBot

 @sabresieben Sadly we won't get it. If I recall correctly Studio Clover no longer exists. It went under due to the game not selling well enough, fast enough. But I myself am quite satisfied with an HD downloadable version, I played my original copy until it stopped working and haven't been able to replace it so this works out nicely. 

justinka777
justinka777

 @thenerd64

 vita was sinking before it launched, no one wants to jump on that boat.

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

 @digi-demon I agree it sucks that they wont create an emulator (when they easily could) but it is nice that they re-release the games for those who missed them first time around.

digi-demon
digi-demon

 @JimmeyBurrows Yes its sucks about PS3/PS2 back compatability - they [Sony] should have ensured this was possible.

It would be nice if it [Okami HD] was a capcom freebie awarded for being a loyal capcom fan - a once use dlc voucher or something with packaged with RE6 or some other big capcom release.

 

Make no mistake, capcom like all publishers is not thinking of the gamers best interests, it is purely eyeing their wallet.