Capcom has finally confirmed Okami HD for modern consoles.
Contrary to previous rumors, the new release is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC – jumping its previously console-only releases.
A Japanese release is confirmed for a December 21st release for consoles and December 13th on PC, while the North American and European releases are coming on December 12th across all the aforementioned platforms.
Here’s a rundown on the new release, via Capcom:
The original game, released to critical and consumer acclaim in 2006, was hailed as one of the most beautiful games ever created, and this latest release with its renowned Sumi-e ink art style is now even more breath-taking as the graphics have been updated to take advantage of modern high resolutions. Okami HD will be compatible with Xbox One X and PS4 Pro whilst featuring stunning 4K graphics on Xbox One X, PS4 Pro and supported PC hardware.
In Okami HD players take on the role of Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess who inhabits the form of a legendary white wolf Shiranui on a quest to defeat Orochi, an eight-headed demon and tyrannical monster responsible for turning the world into a ruined wasteland. Players must use Amaterasu’s magical abilities and arsenal of items, attacks and Celestial Brush techniques to restore the land of Nippon to its previous glory full of life and colour. Along the way, Amaterasu will be called upon to help a cast of quirky and intriguing characters and defeat a bevy of brutal enemies to rid the land of Orochi’s curse.
Players will be able to choose between playing in a modern widescreen format or the original 2007 release’s 4:3 ratio. Interactive loading game screens from the original game are also included, allowing players to earn bonus demon fangs which can be traded for in-game items.
Okami HD was originally launched for PlayStation 3 back in 2012, while the original Okami launched for PS2 back in 2006, followed by the Wii in 2008.