Paint a future for Okami by destroying sales expectations

By Spencer . February 11, 2008 . 11:44am

okami.jpgOkami may have underperformed on the PlayStation 2, but if the Nintendo Wii port handled by Ready at Dawn is it hit Capcom will certainly consider it. Over at the Capcom Forums, Christian Svensson, Vice President of Strategic Planning & Business Development at Capcom, said “we have reasonable but modest expectations for the title. I'll be very disappointed if we can't hit those. If it [Okami Wii] happens to 'destroy' said expectations, I'd definitely think hard about new content (though admittedly, that's even quite difficult without Kimea's and Inaba's brilliant input on the project).” Before any rumors circulate take note a sequel, second game, or third port is “not currently on any product roadmap we have, but clearly overperformance of this version could trigger an addition that we hadn't planned well in advance. Beyond that, there's nothing really to talk about on this front.”

 

Short story, buy Okami Wii and tell your friends to do so and there might be hope for a follow up. Not convinced brush stroke mechanics are enough to buy the game again? Svenesson teases, “the game is even more beautiful than it was on the PS2 *blue smiley face wearing shades*” To date, Capcom has yet to announce Okami Wii for Japan, which means it will be coming to the USA first as long as it meets its Spring 2008 release window.


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  • ryne11

    I will probably pick it up. Too many games coming out in March/April that I want

  • Carmen

    I really didnt’ like Okami on the PS2, to be honest. But I can’t help have respect for the inviduality of this game. The last thing I want to see is it or God Hand be sequalised and whored out which is something Capcom is unfortunetly quite skilled at! I’d hate to see something so unique become cliche’ and common, a la Katamari.

  • nika

    I wouldn’t like to see it whored out either, but somehow I’d still like to see a sequel. but I’m afraid they’ll screw up with it.

    I’ll be sure to pick this up though, I want to see how the new controls work for it.

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