Thank you Capcom! The company this evening announced that their fantastic PS2 adventure game, Ōkami, will be getting the remastered treatment and re-released as Ōkami HD for the PS3. Not only that, the game will feature PlayStation Move support in addition to the original DualShock controls, which makes a whole lot of sense. Why in the world was this not announced during the E3?
Ōkami HD will be released onto the PlayStation Store for $19.99 this Fall.
Read on for the announcement and check out the first art and trailer.
Okami HD trailer:
Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that award winning Ōkami will be re-born this fall as a digital download on PlayStation Network for $19.99. Already one of the most beautiful games ever created, the addition of HD graphics will make this new version of Ōkami even more stunning. Ōkami HD will also feature PlayStation Move integration as well as a full suite of PlayStation®3 system trophies.
Initially released to critical acclaim on the PlayStation 2 system, players take on the role of Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess, who inhabits the form of a wolf. After a tyrannical monster turns the world into a ruined wasteland, she must use her magical abilities to restore the land to its previous glory full of life and color.
Ōkami HD brings Amaterasu’s epic tale to the PS3 with fully integrated HD graphics and 16:9 aspect ratio. The trademark sumi-e ink art style lends itself perfectly to HD allowing players to experience more of the awe-inspiring world displayed in greater detail than ever before.
To create an even more immersive experience, players can take advantage of the PlayStation Move motion controller and naturally make brush strokes with the essential Celestial Brush to defeat enemies and solve puzzles. Ōkami HD will also support the DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller for those who wish to re-live the original experience.