As it turns out, the most adorable "booth babe" of all time isn't even a human.
You know, there was going to be a news post here. I was going to tell you all about how Capcom had held a "Blogger Meeting" press event at the With Dog Cafe this past weekend about this week's upcoming Okamiden. I was going to write about about how producer Motohide Eshiro said that there was about 25-30 hours of gameplay, and how bringing the Okami visuals and sound from the PS2 to the DS was rather difficult.
I was even going to tell you about how scenario writer Yukinori Kitajima tried to make the partner characters feel less like parts of a puzzle and more like true partners and sidekicks.
But I'm not going to write about any of that, because-- puppy!
As it turns out, there was another party in attendance. Maron-chan (seen here) is a canine actor who will be playing the part of protagonist Chibiterasu, son of the sun goddess Amaterasu, in commercials promoting the game. Maron-chan is also an adorable Shiba Inu (?) puppy who is oh-so-huggable and aww, lookit his widdle ears and nose! If only all real-world videogame mascots could be so cuddly.
So yes, there was a news post here. But it's gone now. Too busy looking at the puppy. Come back later.
Okamiden is scheduled for release in the West in early 2011. Puppy not included.