Capcom has confirmed that Okamiden is indeed a sequel to Okami set to land on DS in Japan next year.
To be shown for the first time at TGS this month Okamiden: Chiisaki Taiyo – roughly translated as Okami Legend: The Small Sun – the game is being handled by internal Capcom staff, producer Motohide Eshiro and director Kuniomi Matsushita.
“Around December last year, Matsushita came up to me and talked about making a new Okami that could be enjoyed in portable format,” Eshiro told Famitsu. “He’s very passionate about the game, and he already had a test version created by that time that was extremely high quality, fully capturing Okami’s unique visuals. Seeing that, I thought we were safe to make it an official project.”
“As you know, Okami’s visuals and game system are extmely unique,” added Matsushita. “The original idea was to take what makes this game special and expose it to more people. That was why we chose the Nintendo DS — being on a portable system will allow people to easily pick up and play it, and you can also use the touch pen as a brush.”
Okamiden picks up a few months after the previous game left off after Amaterasu restored things to normal went about her merry way.
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