One of the most highly-rated games of the PS2 era seems as though it’s making its way to modern consoles. Recent rumors suggest that Okami, the gorgeous Zelda-inspired game from Capcom and the now-defunct Clover Studio, will be available on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this December.
These rumors stem from two independent sources that spoke with Kotaku UK. Apparently, Capcom is planning on bringing both a boxed and digital version of Okami to PS4 and Xbox One in December, and it will be a port of the HD version of the game. However, it’s unclear if all of the bells and whistles added in the HD release will make their way to PS4 and Xbox One.
As some may recall, Okami HD on PS3 included trophy support as well as motion controls thanks to the PlayStation Move peripherals. While trophy and achievement support is a given, it’s unclear if the motion controls will make the jump to PS4 and Xbox One as well. After all, there are no motion control peripherals for the Xbox One besides the Kinect, and there aren’t many PlayStation 4 games that support PS Move beyond what’s available in the virtual reality library.
Speaking of motion controls, it’s somewhat surprising that a Nintendo Switch version of Okami wasn’t mentioned as part of the rumored game’s upcoming platforms. Okami found success on the Wii, with that console’s motion controls enhancing the game’s Celestial Brush feature, and Capcom seems to hold the Switch in high regard. In fact, Capcom just recently promised to make more Switch games thanks to the success of Ultra Street Fighter 2 on the system, so one would have guessed that Okami would be in the works for Nintendo’s latest console in addition to PS4 and Xbox One.
Of course, it’s possible that Okami isn’t coming to any new consoles at all, especially since Capcom hasn’t made an official announcement. However, considering the game’s critical success and Capcom’s penchant for re-releasing its games, it wouldn’t be all that surprising if Amaterasu’s adventure was ported to modern consoles.
Okami is available now for PS2, PS3, and Wii.
Source: Kotaku UK