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Okami to Hit DS in 2010!

Posted by James Newton

Famitsu print the first screenshots

Everybody loves a paintbrush-wielding white wolf game, but if there's on criticism we could level at the genre it's that there just aren't enough titles like the stellar Okami, released on Wii to great critical acclaim last year. Well, the genre is about to bulge again next year, with the announcement of Okamiden, scheduled to hit DS before 2010 is out.

Whilst many players struggled with the Wii controls, the promise of using the DS stylus should ensure super accuracy with the old Celestial Paintbrush. The first screenshots - as shown here in a scan of Famitsu magazine - certainly look tasty, although reveal little about the game's locales.

We'll hopefully have an official press release and update from Capcom themselves in the near future, but until then just dig into these scans and let us know your ideas in the comments below!

[via cubed3.com]

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WolfRamHeart

#1

WolfRamHeart said:

Nice job on the article Prosody! I just found out about this a little while ago and I have to say that I am completely shocked yet extremely excited about this! Quite possibly the best news that I have heard all year!:)

KDR_11k

#2

KDR_11k said:

Yay but how are they going to combine regular movement and combat with the brush? Having the player switch between the buttons and touchscreen doesn't work very well...

natendo

#3

natendo said:

@KDR_11k

My thinking is that the game may be all touch screen based. Kind of like LOZ Phantom Hourglass. Although Phantom Hourglass did have an overhead view, and by judging the middle screenshot in the pic, this game does not look overhead. I’ll be interested on how the control scheme works.

The_Cow

#4

The_Cow said:

Wow; all I've got to say is I'm EXTREMELY EXCITED!! I think now’s the right time for an Okami sequel; so good job Capcom... keeping yourselves so secretive & surprising us like this! I think a DS sequel will be fantastic; for it might be a new direction other than on consoles… granted I did also want a direct sequel on the Wii! ;)

I rented Okami way back in November 2008; & from the little bit I layed I loved it from the start! I've also been contiplating long before then if I would like the game; so goes to show that I was impressed! ;)

Plus about this annoucement:
You know, when I was just first looking at the scan; the middle picture kind of looks like that’s a guy! I took a closer look & it looks like the back of Ameritsu; did I spell that right, LOL?! And I’ve got to admit the graphics for this game will be pretty sweet if they’re part 2D like that! :)

And I might be the only one who looking forward to this Okami sequel on the DS; for I think it’ll be a great new direction other than the console games! :D

MattL

#7

MattL said:

Good news they're expanding on Okami, it's one of the most beautiful games I've ever played. But I can't say I'm not slightly disappointed, I was really hoping for a Wii sequel.

odd69

#8

odd69 said:

Never played Okami before. I was going to pick it up for Wii,but i didn't because Nintendo power suggested i try the ps2 version. Is it that bad on the wii?

MattL

#9

MattL said:

The game is awesome on the Wii. I don't understand the control issues, they work fine for me. If you care about score averages, it has a 90% average on Metacritic for the Wii :)

brandonbwii

#10

brandonbwii said:

I wonder who's developing?

@KDR_11
I'm guessing D-Pad plus touch control. Hopefully with an option for you lefties out there. I doubt it's an all touch controlled action game. It may not be THAT ambitious.

I hope it's not all buttons and touch pad though. I'd hate to play traditionally only to have to get out the stylus every few minutes. cough GTA cough.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#11

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

Fantastic news.

I used own the PS2 version but didn't complete it. I bought the Wii version and thought it was a better fit for the Wii tbh. Loved it to bits.

Same game or new one?

I'd get it either way!

Dicesukeinuzuka

#13

Dicesukeinuzuka said:

looks awesome, never played through the first though. It felt so lonely playing it lol. Might try it again before this is out.

Terra

#14

Terra said:

Never expected this, I was hoping for a sequel. Still, this is pretty sweet for DS owners.

postmanX3

#19

postmanX3 said:

Best news I've heard all week.

Except for maybe that Evil Genius was 50% off on Steam...

Ian_Daemon

#22

Ian_Daemon said:

@KDR_11
"Zack & Wiki" is pretty much an all touch screen game and it worked great. "All touch screen" wouldn't really be "ambitous".

Egg_miester

#23

Egg_miester said:

i want to be happy but with the fact that it will follow the same story it seems over done but with touch pad i am liking it

Hardy83

#24

Hardy83 said:

Remember, it's hitting JAPAN in 2010. There's no official knowledge of it even heading over here, as nice as that would be.

Mizore

#25

Mizore said:

Sequel? If not then I'll have no need for this one, yea sure the controls are a bit a pain sometimes on the Wii but it plays fine other than that. :p

Hopefully this will sell better too, we need a sequel! lol

Objection

#27

Objection said:

I'm curious how (storywise) they're making another (unless its somehow a port) since Okami (Ps2/Wii) wrapped things up nicely. Oh, to anyone who's considering getting the original, I had no problems with the Wii controls. Now go get it.

Golgo

#28

Golgo said:

The only possible downer is that the original development team, Clover, were paid off by Capcom and are now doing other stuff as Platinum Games. But hopefully the Capcom in-house team can do this wonderful game justice on DS.

Ultanium

#29

Ultanium said:

It actually looks quiet good from the images. Hopefully it'll turn out great.

#30

said:

struggle? speak for your self. I never had problem with the wii mote. I had problems with the game itself: heavy load in text, slow pace, and very very very very boring.
Pass.

vherub

#32

vherub said:

could be awesome, the only real flaw with okami wii (aside from deleting the ending), was not telling players ingame the very easy way to draw straight lines 100% of the time

motang

#34

motang said:

Freaking sweet, stylus for the drawing...I am so there. I was thinking of how the stylus would be much better for this game when I was playing the PS2 version couple of years ago.

Klapaucius

#35

Klapaucius said:

Will this be a port or a sequel? I'm tempted if its a sequel, but if its a port then I'll stick with the Wii version which I already own. The controls are fine with the Wiimote.

Tails

#36

Tails said:

Okami on the DS maybe it might be a DSi game too ^^ you could use the Camera or play music from the game on the go that would be awesome ^^

Ricardo91

#37

Ricardo91 said:

YEEEESSS!! The moment I've been waiting for has finally arrived! Day one purchase for sure!

Noire

#38

Noire said:

It's sad to see Okami on DS and not see Bahamut_ZERO. :( Too bad he's no longer around; I would have liked to see his reaction.

On-topic: I may have to put this on my list. I've heard the Wii version is pretty great, so we shall see.

mjc0961

#39

mjc0961 said:

After how horrible Okami was on the Wii, I think I'd rather dip my DS in a volcano than make it run this game.

Klapaucius

#40

Klapaucius said:

Some new info in a Japanese magazine!

  • Titles current full name is Okamiden: Chisaki Taiyou
  • New character is a baby version of Amaterasu, Chibiterasu
  • The story takes place almost three months after the original game in the same world
  • Issun returns to accompany Chibiterasu
  • Gameplay looking to be very similar to the first game, no new twists announced yet
  • You can now use the stylus to use the Celestial Brush
  • New partner mechanic which will involve multiple partners
  • Game being developed internally at Capcom
Popyman

#41

Popyman said:

Chibiterasu? I'm sorry, but that's the most awful choice of name ever. And only three months? Then how in the hell does Susano have a son? I can't link you to it right now, but there's a article on Joystiq that says the dude on...Chibi is his son.

So far, this is looking awful.

theblackdragonAdmin

#42

theblackdragon said:

hell yes, do want. while I certainly hope it doesn't suffer for being a DS release instead of being for the Wii, I do greatly anticipate the increased precision of the celestial brush. holy crap, getting through some of those long slash sequences with Susano was hell. D:

SmokeyMonkey

#43

SmokeyMonkey said:

I'm so pissed that people don't know about this game or don't appreciate it. This game is the poo!!! I have it both for the PS2 (beat it...twice .) and the Wii (beat once) and I think the controls are very easy.

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