Okami is one of those games that seems to raise a smile on the face of anyone lucky enough to have played it, and it would seem that the series is in line for a revival.

Ikumi Nakamura – who made headlines at E3 as a staffer at Tango Gameworks before leaving the company and embarking on a massive world tour of games studios – is the one who has broken the news. She tweeted that "Okami is going to be back" and even roped in PlatinumGames' Hideki Kamiya, who of course served as the director on the original game.

The post seems rather light-hearted and you have to wonder why this has been announced on Nakamura's account and not on Platinum's social channels, but we've no reason to discount it entirely. While it may well be a spot of fun, we'd be more inclined to believe that it is the real deal, and Platinum is indeed working on a sequel to the much-loved game.

Let's hope it's better than Okamiden, too.

[source twitter.com]