One of the most beautiful games ever created is finally coming to PC and Xbox. Okami originally released in 2006 on the PlayStation 2. It received the 1080p HD remaster treatment back in 2012 – but only for the PlayStation 3. Capcom has announced Okami HD is arriving on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One on December 12 for $19.99. We’re getting physical and digital releases (PC digital only).
Okami tells the story of Japanese sun goddess Amaterasu, who takes on the form of white wolf Shiranui to defeat the eight-headed demon Orochi. Amaterasu must explore the land of Nippon, purifying the world using the Celestial Brush, meeting strange characters, and defeating enemies.
The world and story are steeped in Japanese folklore and feature the gorgeous Sumi-e ink art style. Okami is widely praised for its memorable cel-shaded art and ability to ‘paint’ using the Celestial Brush.
The new Okami HD will support 4K resolutions on Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, and applicable PC hardware. You’ll be able to switch between modern widescreen formats or the original 4:3 ratio.
Okami is the very definition of a cult-classic – highly praised but very low sales. In fact the original release had the dubious honor of holding the “least commercially successful winner of a game of the year award” from the 20120 Guinness World Records. Okami won the 2007 BAFTA awards for Artistic Achievement and Original Score and was IGN’s Game of the Year in 2006.
Okami HD will arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC on December 12. Okami is rated T for Teen.