Okami announcement coming next week
posted on 04.24.13 at 07:12 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Fresh announcement due at start of Golden Week.

The official Japanese Okami Twitter account seems to be teasing news for next week.

“Hello, this is Okami news,” said the account. “Sorry I’ve been kind of out of touch lately, but I have the feeling we’ll be able to drop a fresh announcement like WHAM! around the beginning of Golden Week, so please look forward to it. Right now we’re on track with preparations.”

Golden Week, which runs from April 29 to May 5, is a period of multiple consecutive holidays in Japan. Many companies and stores close down in observation.

Interestingly, the latest issue of Famitsu is teasing something presumably big for its next issue, which is due out on newsstands May 9.

“The new game to bring fans tears of happiness finally comes to life! A must-see!”

The teaser could apply to something other than an Okami game, of course. But the possibility is there.

Thanks, Game Jouhou.

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  • http://insanechronos.tumblr.com/ InsaneChronos

    Okami 2! Only on PS4!

  • Alos88

    Praise the Sun!

  • rorschacht

    Something for 3DS or iOS

  • JonathanisPrimus

    You know, Vita means “life” …

    Oh wait, I forgot this was a Capcom game. Yeah, no Vita.

    • TheExile285

      Pretty much. Especially since they are apparently struggling. Any Vita game that had in development probably got cancelled when they did that company review.

      Shame, because I’d buy it

      • JonathanisPrimus

        They likely had no Vita games in development to cancel.

  • Cry_Zero

    Okami PSVITA!

    • almostautumn

      Man that’d be great. Somehow I still haven’t bought the new HD version yet either; perhaps my forgetfulness has paid off for once :)

    • AdachiTohru

      I will buy it !

    • Solomon_Kano

      I’d buy it again. It sounds like a whole new game though.

      • Cry_Zero

        Thats what I meant! I hope its not another HD port but a new game!

    • TheExile285

      I would buy it.

      Won’t happen though

    • Niyari

      Okami would look sick on the Vita screen.

    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

      Correction and if we’re lucky: Okami HD PS Vita.

  • shogunknight

    Most likely another port, probably to the handhelds (Vita/3ds/Mobile), i doubt a sequel

    • Solomon_Kano

      I dunno, wouldn’t really be any WHAM! to that. If it’s the same thing as Famitsu’s teasing, it definitely won’t be a port.

      Besides, it’s not like Capcom hasn’t continued Okami before. We got Okamiden on DS in like 2010 or 11.

      • shogunknight

        Whoa, i forgot about that game. Well i wouldnt mind a sequel, but im pretty sure its going to be moved to a handheld or ios/android

        • Solomon_Kano

          I wouldn’t mind handheld, but iOS/Android is doubtful. Announcing it for 4DS or Vita would be significant in Japan. Announcing it as the umpteenth mobile game wouldn’t. Again, no WHAM! there.

          Plus, if it’s what Fami’s teasing, they don’t tease mobile stuff.

    • TheExile285

      Okami iOS

      Watch it happen

  • Marco Tinè

    Gears of Ancient Mythic Japan, possibly? :D

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    I’m a huge fan of Okami so this *somewhat* pleases me.

    Keyword being *somewhat* since this is Capcom we’re talking about.
    Even if it is a sequel (which is already somewhat of stretch,) Are they gonna beg Platnium Games to develop it? Being former Clover Studio and whatnot?

    • Solomon_Kano

      Considering they’ve already continued the franchise without Platinum (Okamiden), most likely not. Also, considering the ex-Clover staff’s reasons for leaving to begin with, I can’t see Platinum even wanting to be involved if they were offered.

      • Elvick

        I can. Kamiya has a story for Okami 2.

        I’m sure if he could, he’d want to tell it.

        • Solomon_Kano

          Oh? That’s interesting. I just can’t see him wanting to work with Capcom again, but if Kamiya’s willing, cool.

  • Hatsuaki

    I would love another game like Okami on consoles–even if it doesn’t have the wonderful Amaterasu, a game of the style would be nice! Please, please, please!! Not too long until we hear something!

  • Eliminathan

    Ninja Theory Okami reboot lets go!

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    Id like to see an okami on Wii u with the pad so you can draw. maybe ps4 but I’m not sure how well that touch pad will work. If it works well and is comfortable to use i’d like to see it.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Tears of happiness? I’m already crying. Next-gen Okami. Imagine that art style being pushed on the PS4’s hardware! Belieeeeeeeve~!

  • bloodiOS

    Okamiden remastered (or possibly a remake)? Will it be on 3DS or Vita… Well, considering that Okami HD was a PS3 exclusive…

    • TheExile285

      Its Capcom so it won’t be for Vita.

      Probably iOS >_>

      • bloodiOS

        Never rule out the possibility of it being another PS3 exclusive ;)

    • MosquitoLemon

      I think Okami HD for Vita is most likely, but Okamiden for 3DS could be…

  • Kobracon


    Any Okami news is GOOD news!

  • http://photovoltaik.bandcamp.com/ Ujn Hunter

    Okami without Kamiya ain’t got no soul.

    • Solomon_Kano

      I dunno, Okamiden was good.

      • Elvick

        I think it’s terrible. I agree with him/her. It had no soul. (plus it plays like poo)

        • Yvonne Tsang

          Yeah, the whole thing just felt stifling thanks to the DS’s miniscule screen. The writing wasn’t as charming as Okami either.

  • PrinceHeir

    Okami Vita or Okami Wii U :P

  • new_tradition

    Still haven’t played Okami Den, but I’d be all for a new game. I miss Amaterasu and friends :3

  • asch999

    BAM!!! Okami Social announced