Okami HD May Be Coming Later This Year To Xbox One and PS4

Okami HD May Be Coming Later This Year To Xbox One and PS4

Capcom stays in the remaster business.

If you're a fan of remasters from a generation ago, Capcom still has you covered. A report over at Kotaku UK says that Capcom is remastering the fan-favorite classic Okami, with an eye for a holiday release date on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Kotaku UK points to two European retail sources, which list Okami HD for physical release in December 2017. Oddly enough, there is no mention of a potential Switch version of the game. Capcom UK has yet to comment on the report and currently, this remains unconfirmed.

Image via Dead End Thrills of Okami Wii running on PC.

Okami HD would be the second remaster of the game. The original Okami was released on the PlayStation 2 in 2006, with a follow-up Wii release two years later. The first Okami HD was released on PlayStation 3 in 2012. At the time, former Capcom employee Greg "GregaMan" Moore noted that the original game actually runs at a higher resolution than its original platforms could render, pointing to a technical explanation by Okami HD porting house Hexadrive.

"[Hexadrive chief technical programmer Junichi Iwasaki] reports that Okami HD is not just a standard upscaling, but actually renders at native 1080p, with an internal resolution--as my friend noted--of nearly 4k," said Moore. "Meanwhile, the game contains upwards of 13,000 texture images, all of which had to adhere to the above mantra, some of which had to be redrawn entirely."

If the above report is true, perhaps folks will be playing Okami on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X this holiday.

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Mike Williams

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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