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Okami Brushes Retail for Nintendo Wii
Your chance to redeem yourself for ignoring it the first time around.
By Jared Black 04/15/2008 16:32:47 PST

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Okami

Capcom announced today that its under-appreciated PS2 gem Okami is now shipping to retail on Nintendo Wii.  Featuring revamped controls to go with its upgraded 480p graphics, Okami should prove to be a unique experience on the console.  

You'll find more on Okami in the press release below:

SAN MATEO, Calif. — April 15, 2008 — Capcom® Entertainment, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, is pleased to announce that Ōkami™ for the Nintendo Wii™ has begun shipping to retail. Offering an unequalled level of control built around the intuitive Wii Remote™ and available for the first time for widescreen with higher definition 480p graphics, Ōkami gives players an opportunity to rediscover a critically-acclaimed and beautifully crafted adventure as if they are playing it for the first time. Ōkami is rated T for Teen by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) and is available for $39.99 MSRP.

Previously released for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system in 2006, Ōkami was hailed as “Game of the Year” by multiple magazines and websites, including Associated Press, PSM, Village Voice, IGN.com, Game Revolution and many more. This new iteration of Ōkami on the Wii is already following in its predecessors footsteps with strong reviews across the board as IGN.com gave it a score of 9/10, stating that, “You need to buy Okami for Nintendo’s system,” while 1up.com/Electronic Gaming Monthly gave the game a glowing “A”grade on the website and in their latest issue.

Ōkami tells the story of Amaterasu, the Japanese sun god, who takes the form of a wolf and sets out on an amazing journey to restore a ruined, darkened world into a beautiful place full of life and color. Commanding the elements and various magical abilities, the player uses Okami’s signature “Celestial Brush” to revitalize life and defeat the tyrannical and destructive monster Orochi, effectively “painting” on the screen with the Wii Remote. Ōkami for the Wii takes the unique gameplay experience to a whole new level, creating one of the most compelling games for the Wii on the market today.

Mixing Japanese folklore and a stunning traditional Japanese art style, Ōkami comes alive on Wii with its awe-inspiring art style and scenic 3D levels that have the appearance and texture of paper scrolls brushed with watercolor-like calligraphy art. Renowned development studio Ready At Dawn Studios® has painted a whole new Okami experience on Wii through a blend of stylized graphics, movements and unique gameplay, resulting in a rich and dynamic experience never seen before.

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