Capcom announced tuesday night, by way of both press release and the trailer included in this post, that their late PlayStation 2 masterpiece is getting an HD update for Sony's current console. Okami HD is coming, and it will feature remastered visuals and PlayStation Move integration.
I'll be downright honest when I say that I consider this good news; the Move support is completely optional. The presser Capcom sent out with news of Okami HD's coming specifically noted that the game will support standard Dualshock 3 controls as well. Play the game as it was originally designed, with two analog sticks.
Why is that good news in my book? After playing both the original and Wii versions of Okami, I found that I absolutely preferred the analog sticks over motion control.
Okami HD will launch on the PlayStation Network this fall. While no specific date was given, the game has an exact price: $19.99.
Okay, now announce it for PS Vita and listen to the world applaud.
ŌKAMI® HD PUTS THE CELESTIAL PAINTBRUSH BACK INTO PLAYERS' HANDS WITH PLAYSTATION®MOVE
SAN MATEO, Calif. — Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that award winning Ōkami® will be re-born this fall as a digital download on PlayStation®Network for $19.99. Already one of the most beautiful games ever created, the addition of HD graphics will make this new version of Ōkami even more stunning. Ōkami® HD will also feature PlayStation®Move integration as well as a full suite of PlayStation®3 system trophies.Initially released to critical acclaim on the PlayStation®2 system, players take on the role of Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess, who inhabits the form of a wolf. After a tyrannical monster turns the world into a ruined wasteland, she must use her magical abilities to restore the land to its previous glory full of life and color.Ōkami HD brings Amaterasu's epic tale to the PS3™ with fully integrated HD graphics and 16:9 aspect ratio. The trademark sumi-e ink art style lends itself perfectly to HD allowing players to experience more of the awe-inspiring world displayed in greater detail than ever before.To create an even more immersive experience, players can take advantage of the PlayStation®Move motion controller and naturally make brush strokes with the essential Celestial Brush to defeat enemies and solve puzzles. Ōkami HD will also support the DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller for those who wish to re-live the original experience.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man®and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com orwww.capcom-unity.com.
Capcom, Okami, Mega Man and Resident Evil are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd. In the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.