Hideki Kamiya, director of Okami, currently head of PlatniumGames has said he still wants to make Okami sequel “someday.” Okami was released 15 years ago and received many positive reviews but didn’t sell as Capcom expected. The HD version of this classic cult was released many years after its initial release and helped to build a reputation for it.
In a recent interview with the Cutscene YouTube channel, Kamiya said he is still interested in working on a sequel for Okami. “When I was making Okami, I would have never thought that I would leave Capcom and work somewhere else,” Kamiya said. “Okami had been built on various ideas, and I figured that regarding things that didn’t make it in, since I would probably have a chance to work on it again, I could foreshadow and expand on some things, addressing them in a sequel and answering player’s questions while hinting at how the story ends.”
Kamiya continued, “In Okami, for both the story and Celestial Brush’s mechanics, we talking about how we could take time and developer these further in a sequel, making it more fun and stress-free. We obviously wanted to make a sequel.”
Kamiya on some left-out plot points in Okami said, “I started seeing people ask about these plot points that we left hanging, asking for a sequel. The more I see those, the more I feel this is work that I’ve left unfinished. There’s always this part of me that thinks that I need to take care of this at some point. I want to do it someday.”
Technically Okami had a sequel on 3DS called Okamiden, but Hideki Kamiya was not involved in the process of making it and it was more of a spiritual successor. Kamiya teased the sequel of Okami but in 2019 and fans hoped for an official announcment of not only Kamiya but other developers on the team of Okami mentioned their enthusiast for working on a sequel through many years.