Rumor: Okami HD Re-Release Imminent

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Rumor: Okami HD Re-Release Imminent

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Rumors abound that Okami is gong to be re-released on PS3, complete with HD graphics and Move support.

According to a leak published by Famitsu magazine, the updated version of the game will be called Okami Zekkei-Den (roughly: Okami: Magnificent Version. The PS3-exclusive title, which will apparently sport HD graphics and Move support, is due to go on sale on November 1st in Japan, and will cost 3990Y (around US $50).

Like most titles from the now defunct developer, Clover Studio, the original PS2 release of Okami was a hit with critics but failed to make an impact on the sales charts, shifting only 280,000 copies. The Wii release, which had slightly improved graphics and motion control support, came close to breaking 600,000 units sold. Unfortunately, it was also the first victim of Capcom's box art gremlins.

While the Move control schemes seems like a perfect fit for Okami's brush-based gameplay, I'm personally far more interested in seeing the game's gorgeous sumi-e inspired art style rendered in HD.

Famitsu didn't name its source, nor provide any screenshots or other evidence of the port's existence, so we'll have to mark this one down as a (pleasant) rumor for now.

Source: TaletaleSource via NeoGaf

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But....why?

I mean there's no way that they can make Okami even prettier than it is..........right?

INB4 Daystar? Holy crap so I am! O_o

I really hope this is real. Ive always wanted to play it but never got the chance.

Guys!

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Just...

Yeah...

I...

Yes please :D

anthony87:
But....why?

I mean there's no way that they can make Okami even prettier than it is..........right?

INB4 Daystar? Holy crap so I am! O_o

Everybody gets one!

Daystar Clarion:

Guys!

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Just...

Yeah...

I...

Yes please :D

anthony87:
But....why?

I mean there's no way that they can make Okami even prettier than it is..........right?

INB4 Daystar? Holy crap so I am! O_o

Everybody gets one!

HIGH FIVE

OT: Having never played Okami, this will be a must buy for me.

Well if Daystar is happy, I'm happy.

For the games sake, I hope the move is better than the Fucking Wii.

Also better let me use an actual controller to make up for my mistake of buying my favorite game on the wrong system. That's not fanboy speak, this game just made me hate the wii-motes.

hight five Daystar

*High Fives* Please tell me it's getting a 360 release as well...

When I read the title: aaaAAAWWW SHIT!

When I read the subtitle: aww... shit.

I could NEVER find a copy of Okami on ps2, used or otherwise in stores, and when I found one for me wii I was ecstatic. EVERYONE said it was awesome, and you know what? They were all right. Okami is easily going to be in my top 10 best games ever and I've logged at least 120 hours into the 2 playthroughs of it. Unfortunately, since I got an HDTV, it looks so crappy on the SD composite of the wii. I was hoping they would eventually do this, but I don't see myself buying a ps3 any time soon. Very bittersweet.

p.s. in case anyone wanted to know: I have Okamiden, bought it day 1. As good as it was going to get for playing Okami on a handheld, but the story is... capcom-ized, and you would think even a DS could handle maps as small as most of the ones in Okami. Really damaged the authenticity of it all. Still, fun as hell to use the stylus to use the brush. (hey, would the Vita be able to play "Okami HD"? I might actually buy one if it could.)

I only got to play it very briefly when it was released, so I'm really hoping this rumour pans out. I'd definitely go for it.

I never understood the reasoning behind releasing cel-shaded games in HD or for that matter Disney's re-releases of old cartoons in HD on blu-ray. If it's a new product, then yes, make the product as detailed as possible, make the cartoon characters sweat out of every pore so they gleam, every pore being actually visible on the screen. But upscaling old cartoonish properties makes no sense to me.

Dear gaming community:
"shifting only 280,000 copies" - for the PS2

THIS is why we can't have nice things!

Daystar Clarion:

Guys!

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Highest of fives granted!
This gives me an.... You know what,screw it. I would buy the shit out of this. And I would sit it proudly next to my PS2 and Wii copies.

algalon:
I never understood the reasoning behind releasing cel-shaded games in HD or for that matter Disney's re-releases of old cartoons in HD on blu-ray. If it's a new product, then yes, make the product as detailed as possible, make the cartoon characters sweat out of every pore so they gleam, every pore being actually visible on the screen. But upscaling old cartoonish properties makes no sense to me.

Being a fan of anime, I can tell you this: The difference is enough to make me want to buy it again. SD anime (literally) pales in comparison. Vibrant colors, sharper lines, it's worth the effort to remake.

OT: I'd love for an HD Okami to be on the Vita. I can settle for it on the PS3 I guess.

Please, Thank You.

I only came here to see Daystar's reaction. I was not disappointed.

Daystar Clarion:
~snip~

I'm not really interested in Okami, sell me on it.

GeorgW:
I only came here to see Daystar's reaction. I was not disappointed.

Daystar Clarion:
~snip~

I'm not really interested in Okami, sell me on it.

Do you like Zelda?

Well Okami is like Zelda, only better in every conceivable way.

Better music, better art style, more likable characters, the celestial brush is an innovative addition, even by today's standards.

This isn't an opinion, by the way.

All the facts!

Haha, never seen Daystar so happy! I'll be looking forward to this, game looked gorgeous already, imagine HD!

It's not a rumor, it's already confirmed.

Daystar Clarion:

Guys!

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Just...

Yeah...

I...

Yes please :D

anthony87:
But....why?

I mean there's no way that they can make Okami even prettier than it is..........right?

INB4 Daystar? Holy crap so I am! O_o

Everybody gets one!

*HIGH FIVE*

THIS... this will make me buy a PS3... even if it's only for this game. I thereby, bow to get off my fat ass and buy a freaking PS3 already. And an HD TV to accompany the gorgeousness that is Okami. I mean, seriously, I'm in my second playthrough on the Wii version and I've sometimes wondered how it would look in true HD. Now I'll know.

Ahem... Vita.

VITA.

VITA!!

Good lord, it's like the game was designed for a handheld 7 years in the future. Please put this game on the Vita, it's perfect.

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IS THIS THE FEELING THAT YOU CALL JOY? TAKE ALL TEH MONEY!

Ya, Okami is one of the last games that needs a makeover (seriously, the game has hardly aged at all), though it seems like it'll be a cheaper PSN release. $20? Not bad.

Eh. Original game is fine. Why would I pay for a slightly prettier one?

Awesome, I'll buy and play this again. But, the PSMove sucks hard. I'll stick to regular controls.

I have the PS2 version. I occasionally play it to this day.

I'm still going to buy this.

When i saw this i gasped so hard i nearly inhaled my laptop.

Capcom, youve earned more money from me. Good job.

Feel i should add some kind of video...

That should do it.

EDIT: Checked Capcom-Unity, the game is coming this fall, will cost $20, and will have Move support. Theres also a trailer, but someone posted that already.

HD isn't going to make the game any prettier... the style was choose for it's artistic flair... Not it's ability to push the PS2 to it's limit.

Am I the only one that reads the Playstation Blog? The Blog says North America and Europe this fall: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/06/19/okami-hd-coming-exclusively-to-ps3-with-playstation-move-support-this-fall/

Draconalis:
HD isn't going to make the game any prettier... the style was choose for it's artistic flair... Not it's ability to push the PS2 to it's limit.

Watch the teaser trailer and say that again.

YES!!! It's finally happening!
It's nice to see hope rewarded at long last. :D

I don't see how a resolution upgrade and nothing more justifies shelling out 50 bucks for this or why this has to be ps3 exclusive.
Certainly not because the graphics are so demanding.

How about an actual sequel instead of re-release #2?

YES! OMG YES! this was the last game I wanted to be done in HD and It's finally happening I thought it would never happen. This news just made my day n_n

Maybe I'll actually play it this time?

I owned it shortly after release, but as the years went on I was less and less interested in playing my PS2 games... and here we are!

First thing I thought when I saw this: Daystar's gonna freak out.

OT: Always wanted to play this, but my PS2 broke before I got a chance.

Daystar Clarion:

Guys!

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Just...

Yeah...

I...

Yes please :D

anthony87:
But....why?

I mean there's no way that they can make Okami even prettier than it is..........right?

INB4 Daystar? Holy crap so I am! O_o

Everybody gets one!

Is it good or bad that I thought of you before I thought of Okami when I saw this announcement?
I'll go with good, lol. /highfive

It makes me sad that it is on the PS3, but at least it will have gratuitously beautiful graphics. I just wish I could still literally paint with my brush. A Wii U version would be incredimazing.

YES YES YES
GETTING A PS3
YES

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