Is Okamiden A New Okami Game?

By Spencer . August 21, 2009 . 4:13pm

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Clover Studios is no more. Capcom hasn’t announced any solid plans to continue Okami, but a trademark filed in Japan suggest they may be working on another game.

 

Capcom owns the rights to the word Okamiden which sounds like a play on words similar to how Okami can represent a great god and a wolf. Okamiden might be a mashup of Okami Gaiden or Okami Densetsu.

 

Last year Capcom and Ready at Dawn released a Wii version of Okami retrofitted with motion control. This version is finally coming out in Japan on October 15. Perhaps, we’ll hear an announcement about a new Okami game afterwards.


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  • http://myanimelist.net/profile/Kuronoa Kuronoa

    It better be Capcom. It better be.

    • BraveWind

      Yeah, that game is a piece of art o3o

      They better put the same “Ooookamii oookami ookami okami

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    Without Hideki Kamiya…I don’t know. Fingers crossed and cautiously optimistic.

    • http://twitter.com/ravenschwann Tim Nguyen

      I know what you mean, I’m wishing really bad too that this is going to be an Okami sequel, and a true one at that.

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        Yea, Okami is my favourite game ever, so when I saw this post in our Drafts, I nearly had a seizure. I hope it’s coming (it ranked high on that Famitsu “most wanted sequels” list a few months ago), and I hope the team that’s working on it treat it with the same respect that Clover did.

        • http://twitter.com/ravenschwann Tim Nguyen

          If it is a sequel, I wonder what part of Japanese lore it will be taking up this time around. It filled in quite a bit before.
          Okami is a wonderful game, I played it a couple times over already. Seeing this makes me want to play it again D:

  • nyobzoo

    so this is just the Japanese name for the Game we already got

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      What? No, the game we got was Okami, the Wii version is also called Okami in Japan.

  • Pichi

    I’m hoping its a new game. Love the game so much! If its anything related to the storyline and clears things up, that would be awesome!

  • http://ofurotaimu.dreamwidth.org shirokiryuu

    I really hope it’s a sequel, I really loved Okami. But too bad Clover is gone, and Platinum games is mostly (?) working with Sega…

    I hope if they do make a sequel, it won’t be a crappy job…

  • Futurekubik

    I know that Gaiden means ‘side story’ in Japanese, and I can definitely see how that could relate to a possible name of an Okami spin-off, prequel or sequel as after all, didn’t Hideki Kamiya, despite not working for Capcom or having the rights to the character anymore, say he still felt Issun’s story wasn’t finished? It could be a game continuing the story of Issun but not necessarily Okami Ameterasu.

    However, what does Densetsu mean? A preliminary google says it could mean ‘Legend’ but I am not 100% sure.

    Either way…Okamiden sounds a lot better than a plain, uninspired ‘Okami 2′!!!

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      Densetsu is legend. Actually “den”, the suffix on Okami can represent legend or tradition too.

  • jarrodand

    Wow. It’d be nice, but I wonder exactly how much of the original team still resides at Capcom? I know the big names are mostly gone, but didn’t Capcom reabsorb some of the Clover staff who stayed on?

    I also sort of wonder if it might not be a smaller scale, DS game? Something along the lines of the DS Zeldas would work pretty well for Okami, and might be a more attractive initial proposition versus a full scale Wii or HD sequel.

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan
    • Pichi

      Okami related! Or else he would have said its nothing or the Japanese Wii release!! Over 75% bet I’m taking!

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        Yea, the “no commentness” of that statement certainly makes you wonder.

  • gotenhurx

    it will be. it has to be Capcom. it MUST be Capcom!

  • ooo0ooo0

    there is going to be a sequal. for mor information on it go to http://forums.gametrailers.com/thread/the-official-okamiden-thread–/908166?page=1

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