The gorgeous Okami is 10 years old, which is an almost unbelievable fact in itself - it seems like only yesterday that we were stalking its stunning ink-rendered world as Amaterasu, marvelling at the motion controls and tight, appealing gameplay.

Despite getting a sequel on the DS, Okami has arguably never been bettered, and PlatinumGames' Hideki Kamiya - who served as director on the game - appears to feel the same. He's been posting messages on Twitter which have been translated and compiled by Nintendo Everything:

Even though ten years have passed, I've still been receiving congratulatory messages and requests for a sequel, so as a developer I couldn't ever be happier than now… I'm grateful to everyone who has been supporting Okami, and also to Capcom for giving a chance to send it out to the world, while at the same time I also hope from my sincerest heart that someday I could fulfill the duty to draw the continuation of the journey of Amaterasu and co. …

…but everyone's expectations have been swelling so much that they're going to burst, so even if I were to make a sequel I don't have even a pixel of confidence that it could surpass the original…

Okami was developed by Clover Studio, members of which would go on to form Platinum, which also turns 10 this year. Kamiya didn't work on Okamiden and that's why he possibly doesn't consider it to be a true successor. Would you like to see what he could do with a proper follow-up or do you think, given his comments above, that he's done with the series? Let us know what you think by posting a comment.