Over the past few weeks, we've seen a number of retail listings for Okami HD for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, indicating that Capcom was bringing back the classic adventure for a new generation of players to enjoy. And we even thought that Capcom would be saving the game for a surprise Tokyo Game Show reveal, as part of its killer fall line-up. But apparently, it doesn't feel like waiting any longer.
"This December, we are delighted to bring you one of the most beautiful and heart-warming action adventure games you will ever play: Okami HD, now with updated visuals that take advantage of modern high resolutions," the company noted.
"Rooted in Japanese folklore, Okami has you taking the on the role of Amaterasu, the sun goddess, as she embodies the legendary white wolf Shiranui. Your wolf part can tackle, and use a number of different weapons—you're a legendary wolf after all—while your goddess side brings to the table divine powers of the Celestial Brush, a powerful way to breathe new life to the world around you."
"In addition to the three platforms mentioned in the headline, you'll also now be able to experience the art and joy of Okami HD with beautiful 4K graphics on Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, and supported PC hardware. Speaking of visual settings, you can now play the game in a modern widescreen format, or if you prefer, you can play in the original 4:3 screen ratio. Fans of the original release, rejoice: we also brought back the original loading screen mini-game where you can earn bonus demon fangs that can be traded for in-game items."
The game will release on December 12th, and we've included not only the debut trailer for the forthcoming game (which originally debuted on the PlayStation 3 in HD form, prior to its PlayStation 2 and Wii releases) but also some screenshots in the attached gallery – and Okami is a beaut.
We'll bring you more coverage on the game in the weeks ahead!