We had heard rumors earlier this year that a remaster of Okami was in the works, and today that has officially been confirmed. Capcom has announced that Okami HD is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, with a release date set for December 13th in Japan.
The announcement was made in the latest issue of Famitsu, which confirmed that the game will support 4K. It will also include the loading screen mini-games that were absent from the Wii and PlayStation 3 versions of the game, which is a nice nod to those who played Okami on PlayStation 2. We’re still waiting on confirmation for releases in other regions, but that information will likely be coming soon.
The following is an overview of the game’s plot:
“Once upon a time there was a small village called Kamiki Village, where everyone from the villagers to the animals, lived in peace and happiness. But then one day, the legendary monster Orochi, came back to life and put an evil curse on the entire area. Everything that had a bit of life, disappeared from the face of the earth, and in their place was left a dreadful, barren wasteland.
Orochi’s horrid curse spread all across the land, turning it into a veritable hell on earth, infested with countless monsters roaming the earth. But there was one hope. The majestic, wolf-embodied sun god Amaterasu.
One-hundred years ago, Amaterasu used the godly power of the Celestial Brush, to face Orochi. But their battle consumed them both, causing them to disappear from the world, with Amaterasu losing the thirteen Celestial Brush powers in the process.
Now in the present, Amaterasu stumbles upon a mysterious fairy sprite named Issun, and together they set out on an adventure, as Amaterasu aims to regain the 13 powers of the Celestial brush and defeat Orochi once and for all.”
That’s all the information we have now on the latest remaster of Okami, but you can be sure to find the latest information here as soon as it becomes available.