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Okami HD Confirmed for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

No Nintendo Switch version announced, though. Womp-waaa.

News by Nadia Oxford, .

Like the sun itself, Amaterasu is coming back around to shine on us once more. Okami HD is due on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later this year.

Rumors about another HD release of Capcom's beautiful and beloved action-adventure game have been floating around for a little while, but confirmation has finally come into the light this morning. According to the latest issue of Famitsu (courtesy of Gematsu), Okami HD is scheduled for a December release in Japan. The new remake is physical and digital, it supports 4K, and it brings back the loading screen mini-games that were pulled out of the PlayStation 3 and Wii versions of the game.

"Great! But what about North America?" Fear not; according to the official PlayStation Twitter account, we'll get our chance to walk the dog on December 12. Not too surprising, as the original game (released in 2006 for the PlayStation 2 and the Wii in 2008) and the initial HD version of the game (2012 for the PlayStation 3) garnered a small but dedicated following outside Japan.

I missed out on the Okami hype the first (and second) time around, and it's high time I play with this puppy.

Just one more thing, Capcom. An Xbox One release in Japan, but no Nintendo Switch version at all? Seriously?

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  • Avatar for thecleverguy #1 thecleverguy 9 days ago
    Ah, but will this new version let you skip cutscenes again?

    I'd never think of doing so on a first playthrough, but I was frustrated when replaying it on PS3 because I had to sit through the entire opening 20 minutes.
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  • Avatar for SIGGYZtar #2 SIGGYZtar 9 days ago
    Time to buy it one more time.
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  • Avatar for odaiba-memorial #3 odaiba-memorial 8 days ago
    @thecleverguy IT was this comment that made me realize why I've never managed a second playthrough of this game despite loving everything about it. I only have the PS3 verison, and even though I love games with a New Game Plus option, the opening hours of Okami can be a painful slog a second time.
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  • Avatar for chiptoon #4 chiptoon 8 days ago
    It's so silly. I'd buy it instantly on Switch to have it available anywhere. Not really interested in another version to play on a TV.
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