Okamiden Arrives In March With Japan’s Pre-Order Bonus

By Spencer . November 2, 2010 . 10:03am

okamidenCapcom has Okamiden, a Nintendo DS sequel to Okami, slated for release on March 15. Reserve it early and you can get a paintbrush stylus, the same pre-order bonus Capcom offered in Japan. In North America, the stylus will be a little more uncommon since it’s only available at Gamestop and only for the first 20,000 copies of Okamiden sold at the retailer.

 

Okamiden has come a long way from its origins as an internally developed fan project. "It was pretty basic," said Motohide Eshiro, Producer, when discussing the prototype in a Siliconera interview.

 

"Chibiterasu was in an open world environment, but there was nothing really in there. He could run around, but that was pretty much it. Then they showed me how he would use the Celestial Brush for drawing. You could draw things, but they didn’t have any effects that the Celestial Brush had. It was just drawing for the sake of drawing."

 

Okamiden, the completed game, has levels, characters (some being offspring of Okami alumni), brush effects, pathfinding puzzles, and a celestial disc that Chibiterasu can throw.

 

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  • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

    Oh that stylus is to die for! I would so use that and that cloth to decorate my desk at school.

    Anyway, I guess I can spare the money to get this game, the dog looks so cool.(never played the console Okami)

    • http://www.myspace.com/Juan_Rod bluejuan85

      I’m going to pick this up. Can’t wait.

    • http://denpanosekai.blogspot.com denpanosekai

      woahwoahwoahwoah BACKDAFUCKUP

      Go and play Okami. NOW.

      • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

        ehh, it may be too hard for him

  • TomSkylark

    You had me excited until I read “only available at Gamestop.” I refuse to support Gamestop, no matter how awesome the pre-order goodness.

    • countupyoursins

      I’m in that boat. I REALLY want that, too. Guess there’s always ebay.

  • kylehyde

    3DS+Okamiden + Shantae RR(I don’t have DSi or DSi XL so that will be my first download) + X = March, the most awesome of the 2011.X=It could the legend of Zelda Ocarina of the time or any good 3DS launch title.

    • http://www.myspace.com/Juan_Rod bluejuan85

      Many thought that with the 3DS coming they should have just dropped the game there but it was already into its final stages but hey here is hoping we get another Okami game on the 3DS but I see you meant getting a 3DS with Okamiden and Shantae DSi.

      • kylehyde

        Yes, thats what I meant.

  • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

    Just pre-ordered. Can’t wait. I wish I could get that Chibiterasu plush though

  • Pichi

    So cute! Will pre-order ASAP!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zura-Wig/100001588424455 Zura Wig

    Nice brush!

  • kylehyde

    Some curious fan has realized that something was missing from the Okamiden boxart and now the boxart is complete

    http://oi54.tinypic.com/2hphliq.jpg

  • Tokyo Guy

    Oh dear…when will Capcom ever wake up and realize that it’s logos and box art are hideously atrocious. Anyone remember Breath of Fire 3 and 4? Why does Japan ALWAYS have the superior art?

  • Joanna

    I’m assuming this is a Gamestop USA exclusive only? :<

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