Okami, originally released for the PlayStation 2 way back in day, was an instant cult classic. Okami was released in 2006 just on the trails of the PlayStation 3, but it was quite the exit for the humble PS2. Considering the game’s release date and its focus on a very unique art style that looked completely foreign at the time, Okami was pretty much doomed to lackluster sales.
The game, however, was critically praised for its epic story and timeless art style. Clover Studios developed the game and while the team dissolved, they went on to form the now legendary Platinum Games, creators of lightning fast action games like Bayonetta, Metal Gear Rising, Vanquish, The Wonderful 101 and more.
Okami told the tale of Okami Amaterasu, the goddess of the sun who takes the form of a white wolf. The game played out much like a The Legend of Zelda game where you explored a big open world and discovered new tools and power ups. One such power up that was very unique at the time was the Celestial Brush. At any time the player can pause the game to bring up a canvas, and they could draw whatever they wanted. Drawing certain patterns or designs would activate a special celestial power which you could use in combat and for puzzle solving.
Okami was ported to the PlayStation 3 with updated visuals and HD support under the aptly named Okami HD. Now, it’s coming digitally to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with a physical release planned for the PlayStation 4 version. Now you can experience Okami‘s beautiful art in stunning 4K graphics!
Okami HD will release December 12 for $19.99 USD.