Capcom just announced Okami HD, an upcoming re-remaster of their highly-acclaimed PlayStation 2 classic for current generation hardware.
This BAFTA award-winner was originally launched as Okami for the PS2 in 2006, later followed by the Wii in 2008 and then as a PS3 remaster, Okami HD in 2012.
Okami HD, Revisit A PS2 Classic!
Okami was met with critical and consumer acclaim, and was hailed as one of the most beautiful games ever created with its renowned Sumi-e ink art-style.
This new version will see the return of the loading screen mini-games (earn bonus demon-fangs to be traded for in-game items) which was missing from the Wii and PS3 versions of the game, and the option to switch between widescreen and 4:3 aspect ratios.
In addition to all of those, the Xbox One X, PS4 Pro and PC versions will also have 4K support included.
In Okami HD players 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 arsenal of items, attacks and Celestial Brush techniques to restore the land of Nippon to its previous glory full of life and color.
Along the way, Amaterasu will be called upon to help a cast of quirky and intriguing characters and defeat a bevy of brutal enemies to rid the land of Orochi’s curse.
You can watch the announcement trailer for Okami HD below:
Okami HD is set to be released both physically and digitally for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and as a digital download on PC in North America on December 12, 2017 for an MSRP of $19.99.
You can also check out the review on the original Okami released for the PS2.
If you’re interested in another Capcom game, you can check out the upcoming remaster of Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen for the PS4 and Xbox One!