Widely considered to be one of the best videogames ever made, Capcom’s hit Okami is now getting a new port this year.
It was revealed by Capcom today that Okami HD will be the PS2 original’s latest port, in a release that will see the game come to PS4, Xbox One and PC. Okami HD presents the action-adventure title using modern, high-resolution graphics, all while seeking to remain true to the game’s characteristic art style.
Okami HD will follow the original title’s Japanese-folklore-inspired story and line of gameplay, with players taking on the role of the sun goddess Amaterasu, as she embodies Shiranui, the white wolf. As the white wolf, players will be able to tackle and use a variety of weapons, while the form of Amaterasu enables the player to use the Celestial Brush (a divine paint brush) to interact with the world.
Fans of the original game will be happy to note that Okami HD seeks to be faithful to the experience of its predecessor. Even despite the better loading times of newer systems, Okami HD has chosen to keep the loading screens; to an extent; even bringing back the loading screen minigame where players collect demon fangs for actual in-game rewards.
Okami HD will be available in both retail and digital formats on December 12 of this year, for a price of $19.99 in both formats.
See the game’s announcement trailer below: