This year we’ve seen a handful of old fan favorites, from Call of Duty to Crash Bandicoot, receive remastered releases this past year. And if the rumors are to be believed, we might be seeing one more. Okami might be getting an HD remake for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that is set to release later this year.
According to a report made on Kotaku UK, two unnamed sources confirmed that a few European retailers had placed Okami HD on their lists for Holiday release. Capcom is the one in charge of the potential remaster, and it is looking like we might actually see a physical release of the game. As of right now, it appears that that the fan favorite will not be making an appearance on the Nintendo Switch. However, Kotaku’s report went on to state, “In the games industry, one should beware of placing too much faith in retail schedules. Not only is the information sometimes inaccurate, but it’s relatively easy to fake. Nevertheless, our two sources had similar information, and we verified both as working where they claimed.
For those of you who don’t know, Okami was originally released back in 2006 and received a downloadable only remaster for the PlayStation 3 back in 2013. The story follows the wolf-embodied sun god, Amaterasu. When the monster, Orochi, disturbs the peace of a local village, Amaterasu must use the Celestial Brush to conquer him. This cult favorite is known for giving the players the abilities to alter their environments to progress through the game.
If the rumors are to be believed, fans of Okami can expect to see the HD Remaster, physically and digitally, on December 12, 2017, for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Are you excited for the re-release? Let us know in the comments below! And make to sure to keep an eye on The Nerd Stash, when and if, the developers confirm the HD release!
Shelby loves all things horror and anything even remotely nerdy. She has been playing games for as long as she can remember, and one of her first memories of gaming comes from playing Super Mario World on the SNES with her aunt. She has a real passion for literature and the indie gaming community.