Ōkami was developed by Clover Studio, the fantastic Capcom-owned developer that disbanded and formed - for the most part - the equally wonderful PlatinumGames. Originally a PS2 game, we fell in love with the Wii version courtesy of its Wii Remote pointer controls - the act of drawing shapes to trigger abilities and attacks worked brilliantly on the system. Though DS follow-up Ōkamiden was impressive on the portable, it didn't quite match up to its home console predecessor - by the time it arrived Clover Studio had long since been disbanded.
Though Ōkami didn't achieve the sales that it arguably deserved, for those that became immersed in its charms - like this writer - it's an unforgettable experience. The visual style and storytelling showed a studio at the top of its game, and was a sad reminder that beautifully realised artistic visions don't always convert into commercial success.
It's certainly a cult classic, though, and First 4 Figures has now opened pre-orders on an Amaterasu figurine, with the white wolf joined by compatriot Issun. It's 12 inches tall and 17.5 inches long, and as always there are two versions - the standard edition is $349.99, while the Exclusive edition has LED lighting in the flames surrounding Amaterasu's reflector, and costs $384.99. Some images of the Exclusive version are below.
As always with First 4 Figures the pricing limits these to those with plenty of free cash or an irresistible urge to collect. We sure like the idea of having one, though.
Please note that some external links on this page are affiliate links, which means if you click them and make a purchase we may receive a small percentage of the sale. Please read our FTC Disclosure for more information.