Capcom confirmed today that the critically aclaimed Okami is getting a sequel, the title of which will be “Okamiden: Chiisaki Taiyo”.

The title translates roughly into Okami Legend: The Small Sun, and is being handled by internal Capcom staff, producer Motohide Eshiro and director Kuniomi Matsushita. The game is a DS title and is set to be shown for the first time at TGS this month.

“Around December last year, Matsushita came up to me and talked about making a new Okami that could be enjoyed in portable format,” Eshiro told Famitsu. “He’s very passionate about the game, and he already had a test version created by that time that was extremely high quality, fully capturing Okami’s unique visuals. Seeing that, I thought we were safe to make it an official project.”

“As you know, Okami’s visuals and game system are extmely unique,” added Matsushita. “The original idea was to take what makes this game special and expose it to more people. That was why we chose the Nintendo DS — being on a portable system will allow people to easily pick up and play it, and you can also use the touch pen as a brush.”

I think it’s great that such a wonderful game is getting a sequel, even if hardly anyone bought it. I blame you, Adrian!

Categories: DS News, News

4 Responses so far.

  1. DS? DS?! Are you kidding me?!

    I love Okami, but the idea of requring a touch interface is, in my opinion, a misguided one. The argument is that the game involved a brush, so it would make sense, but the thing is, it already felt perfectly natural using the controller.

    And could you imagine the graphics on a HD console… *drools*

    Shannon   [ 17:04, January 2nd, 2010 ]

    @Michael O’Connor, yeah, the wii remote felt pretty natural:)

  2. October says:

    Actually, I think the DS is a rather good idea.
    I mean, what with the new DSi and all….
    The DSi actually does have clearer graphics, etc. and many people, including me, had problems using the Wii controller.

    Cannot wait for this game! ;)

  3. Shannon says:

    Okami on the wii is the best way to play it. If comes out on the ds the brush is not as fun:( Also you want to move around instead of being so stiff facing a tiny screen.

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