If you're one of the many gamers who never experienced the glory of Okami
, then now is your big chance: the PS2 classic has finally made it to the PS3, with HD and Move support. I know, $20 might seem a bit steep for a six year old game, but then again Okami is pretty timeless. It shares a lot of gameplay elements with the Zelda series, but has its own distinctive Japanese watercolor art style and an epic story that manages to be at once whimsical, poignant and stirring.
The PS3 HD version sounds like the definitive edition of the game, with both Move motion controls and Dualshock 3 if you want to play in classic mode. That said, I'm pretty happy with the 480p Wii version I got a few years ago. I'm still not too keen on Move--it's basically a Sony Wiimote that would make me re-buy a bunch of Wii games in HD--and besides, I have an 80+ hour save file on my Wii copy. No way I'm starting from scratch!
ŌKAMITM HD HOWLS ONTO PLAYSTATION®NETWORK IN GLORIOUS HIGH DEFINITION
Celestial Brush Brought to New Life with PlayStation®Move
SAN MATEO, Calif. — October 30, 2012 — Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that critically acclaimed Ōkami™ has been re-incarnated as a digital download in North America today and in Europe starting tomorrow on PlayStation®Network for $19.99/ €19.99 / £15.99. The game originally praised for its gorgeous Sumi-e style graphics has had its spirit boosted with heavenly HD graphics, PlayStation®Move support and PlayStation®3 system trophies.
With Ōkami™ HD, players can take advantage of the PlayStation Move motion controller and naturally make brush strokes with the 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.
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.