Capcom announced today that one of the greatest games ever is coming back as a PSN download this fall. Of all the games to get an HD spitshine in recent years, none of them have begged for it more than this one. On top of the graphical upgrade, the game will also have full Playstation Move support, which hopefully, works a lot more intuitively than the Wii version, and if it does, will officially be THE reason to finally break down and buy a Move.
The game will cost you the low, low price of $19.99. So far, nothing has been announced in terms of other goodies. And frankly, no one should care. Not for this game. Press release, and trailer below. Crank that sucker up to 720p, and rejoice.
SAN MATEO, Calif. — June 19, 2012 — Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that award winning Ōkami® will be re-born this fall as a digital download on PlayStation®Network for $19.99. Already one of the most beautiful games ever created, the addition of HD graphics will make this new version of Ōkami even more stunning. Ōkami® HD will also feature PlayStation®Move integration as well as a full suite of PlayStation®3 system trophies.
Initially released to critical acclaim on the PlayStation®2 system, players take on the role of Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess, who inhabits the form of a wolf. After a tyrannical monster turns the world into a ruined wasteland, she must use her magical abilities to restore the land to its previous glory full of life and color.
Ōkami HD brings Amaterasu’s epic tale to the PS3™ with fully integrated HD graphics and 16:9 aspect ratio. The trademark sumi-e ink art style lends itself perfectly to HD allowing players to experience more of the awe-inspiring world displayed in greater detail than ever before.
To create an even more immersive experience, players can take advantage of the PlayStation®Move motion controller and naturally make brush strokes with the essential Celestial Brush to defeat enemies and solve puzzles. Ōkami HD will also support the DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller for those who wish to re-live the original experience.