Okami is a classic from the days of the PlayStation 2, and later the Wii and PS3, and there’s a chance the adventures of the lupine sun god Amaterasu are on their way to a new generation of gamers! Every now and then, rating boards list a game that hasn’t been announced yet, and a few days ago the Korean Ratings Board did just that for an Okami HD, listing it for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This is hardly the first time we’ve seen them leak a game, as the KRB also revealed Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection and the current gen ports of Resident Evil 6, so there’s a solid chance that Capcom will be announcing Okami HD soon.

If those listings on their own aren’t enough for you, this follows a recent report from Kotaku UK which also claimed that the title was on its way, specifically for release in December of this year. That report came from two unnamed European retailers who had listed the game in their internal schedules; this additional group of listings from Korea further supports those rumors. The Ratings Board does not list a release date for the title, however, so we won’t be able to confirm that aspect until a formal announcement is made.

Having played the game originally on the Wii myself, and having craved a sequel ever since (besides Okamiden, which I found fairly underwhelming), I’m very excited for the chance of the game getting into the hands of even more gamers. The lack of a Switch version is a bit irksome, but here’s hoping that Capcom is at least considering one—painting with the Celestial Brush would work great with the console’s touchscreen and motion controls, after all, so let’s cross our fingers that a Switch port is in the cards too.

Would you like to see Okami HD on the major consoles of this generation? Which version would you get, or would you prefer to hold out for a Switch version of the game to be announced? Will we ever see a true console sequel to Okami? Give us your thoughts in the comments below!

Source: Korean Ratings Board (1, 2, 3) (via Gematsu)

Our Verdict

Tyler Meehan
Tyler is verbose. He apologizes for that. Tyler "Alpha" Meehan's first experiences with gaming came from his cousins' NES and the Mario games that went with it. They were fun, but merely brief distractions while on the road (yes, they had an NES in their car. It was awesome, and he was jealous). Still, nothing compared to his Star Wars books. OR SO HE THOUGHT. His love of gaming truly began when he and a friend came together to beat the Nintendo 64's Mission: Impossible, a challenge so intense that Tyler bought his own console to facilitate its defeat. Upon being introduced to Ocarina of Time (an introduction that included, among other spoilers, the freakin' final boss fight. GEEZ, PHILIP), his lot in life as a Nintendo fanboy was sealed in stone. His ability to recall absolutely useless video game information served him well during the Pokémon craze, and helped him aid numerous friends in their own endeavors to defeat games like Majora's Mask and Kingdom Hearts. Those were good days. Good days... The Zelda series soon became his primary obsession fascination, but additionally he was soon introduced to text-based RPGs by one of his schoolmates. Discovering that he had a knack for the English language and a strong love of telling stories, he started putting effort into writing his own storylines. That all got put onto the backburner, though, when he discovered the Zelda online community, particularly The Desert Colossus's Hyrule Adventures 2, an online text RPG based in the Zelda world. He joined under the pseudonym of "Alpha" and soon became one of their lead writers, going so far as to join the moderator staff and, in a year's time, become the head administrator of the RPG. During this time, Twilight Princess was released, and he joined several other TDCers in posting their thoughts on the game - his "Twilight Impression Posts" lasted for several months and were well received by the community. Staying on even after the webmaster was forced to retire, he continued to provide occasional news posts and articles for the site, until it became clear that the site was dying. He turned his focus back to Hyrule Adventures 2 and his college studies, until the latter forced him to stop work on the former. Tyler graduated a few years ago from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Computer Science, and now serves as a software engineer for a rather large company that he doesn't feel like telling you all about (he's a jerk like that sometimes). His love of gaming and writing still strong, he joined the Zelda Informer staff in early 2013 to write a walkthrough for The Wind Waker, but later began using his English skills to become ZI and Gamnesia's first dedicated Copy Editor. When not trying to get Brian to shut up in Gamnesia's group chat, he spends his time writing Zelda fanfiction, planning some original fantasy stories that he may or may not try to publish some day, and playing games on his Wii, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo 3DS. He intends to get a WiiU sooner or later, probably around when Pikmin 3 comes out, but has little interest in the other consoles currently. Also, he can't stand writing bios in first-person. Talking about yourself like that is just...weird.


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