Ok, so you’re not that surprised, considering the cat was let out of the bag just days ago…
But yes, the masterpiece that is Okami is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC both physically and digitally. There’s no Switch version, oddly.
The original game was released to critical acclaim back in 2006 and was hailed as one of the best games ever created.
What’s new exactly?
The graphics have been updated to take advantage of modern high resolutions, (as we predicted). Okami HD will be compatible with the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro, featuring 4K graphics on those systems, as well as PC.
Players will be able to choose between playing in a modern widescreen format or the original 2007 release’s 4:3 ratio. Interactive loading game screens from the original game are also included.
What’s it about?
You take on the role of Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess who inhabits the form of a legendary white wolf Shiranui on a quest to defeat Orochi, an eight-headed demon and tyrannical monster responsible for turning the world into a ruined wasteland.
Players must use Amaterasu’s magical abilities and an arsenal of items, attacks and Celestial Brush techniques to restore the land of Nippon to its previous glory full of life and colour.
Along the way, Amaterasu will be called upon to help a cast of quirky, (seriously quirky), characters and defeat a bevy of brutal enemies to rid the land of Orochi’s curse.
When and how much!?
Okami HD will be available digitally for all formats for £15.99 / €19.99 / $19.99 on December 12th, 2017. Simply, if you’ve never played it before, there’s no better time.