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New Okami coming, but not where you would expect
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September 03, 2009, 06:35:19
Or maybe it is where you would expect, since everything seems to make its way there eventually. I wonder how it is going to turn out, considering the Okami team pretty much left Capcom (to form Platinum Studios.)

Its coming to the DS.

Those hoping for a hi-res, hi-def sequel of the PS2 classic Okami, keep hoping. Capcom is making a new Okami, but for the DS.

As predicted by 7-Eleven, your source for Japanese game news leaks, the new issue of Famitsu does feature an article on a new Okami game called Okamiden. That's a snapshot of the article, right there.

Earlier this month, a mysterious (well, now less mysterious) Capcom trademark for "Okamiden" surfaced.

Okami was developed by Capcom subsidiary Clover Studios, which has since been dissolved. The lead designer and producer founded Platinum Games and are now putting the finishing touches on Bayonetta.

The one player adventure game is scheduled for 2010.

Thanks Amy for the tip!

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Posted: 09/03/09, 06:35:19  - Edited by 
 on: 04/08/13, 01:44:29    
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Not bad looking for DS. I'm hope there will be a sequel to the Wii version that I'm still working my way through.

Posted by 
 on: 09/03/09, 07:08:46
Looks interesting. It does make some sense to make a DS version, but I'm also hoping for a sequel on the Wii... a Wiiquel?

Also here is another pic from Joystiq Nintendo, very cute:

Posted by 
 on: 09/04/09, 00:47:18
Here's some info on the game:

- Full title: Okamiden: Chisaki Taiyou
- new wolf: Chibiterasu
- events take place a few months after the end of Okami
- Issun is accompanying Chibiterasu to meet up with Sakuya, as Sakuya wants to ask Chibiterasu for help
- combat system similar to the original Okami
- draw lines to slash enemies, circle trees to make them grow/bloom
- partner characters for Chibiterasu to work with
- partner will both aid and hinder you, bringing up puzzles that you have to solve in order for you and your partner to progress
- one partner revealed: Kuninushi, son of the swordsman Susano
- learn why Susano has a son, when he didn't a few months ago
- producer: Motohide Eshiro
- director: Kuniomi Matsushita
- Matsushita wanted to make a portable Okami, so he made a prototype and showed it to Eshiro. When Eshiro saw the prototype, the team decided to move forward
- Matsushita wants to go portable with Okami in the hopes of getting a bigger audience to experience what the world of Okami is all about
- due out 2010 in Japan

Posted by 
 on: 09/04/09, 07:18:24
Looks and sounds good to me. Though I wish it was a console sequel.

Man, the DS is nearly 5 years old and it still has a great list of big hitters coming... Mario & Luigi 3, Scribblenauts, Zelda Spirit Tracks, Golden Sun, Chibi-Robo, Okami, and I know I'm forgetting some others.

Posted by 
 on: 09/05/09, 04:05:28
Dragon Quest IX, though I've heard iffy things about that. Infinite Space. Tales of Hearts. Kingdom Hea... ok, no.

It's pretty much JRPG heaven over the next year or so.

And of course don't forget the Miles Edgeworth game.

Posted by 
 on: 09/05/09, 05:54:51

Lookin' good!

Posted by 
 on: 09/08/09, 23:21:02
Consider me all in on this one!

Posted by 
 on: 09/12/09, 15:02:41
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